Solved

tuto for creating a html help file

Posted on 2000-03-08
4
124 Views
Last Modified: 2010-05-02
Need a step by step help showing how to create a simple HTML Help file by HHW.

Can you help?
0
Comment
Question by:victorlong
  • 2
  • 2
4 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
PBuck earned 70 total points
ID: 2596881
This is just a suggestion, but it helped me to learn how to do the HTML help.  If you have the HTML Help Workshop (from Micorsoft), find a small .chm file within Windows.

Next, use the decompile function (built into the workshop) and decompile into a empty folder.  This provided a list of all needed parts to the HTML help.

I would start by adding changes to the .htm pages, then to the index, and so on.  Then, just recompile with a different name to see your changes.

Good luck!
0
 

Author Comment

by:victorlong
ID: 2600213
Adjusted points to 70
0
 

Author Comment

by:victorlong
ID: 2600214
To PBuck:

>This is just a suggestion

Yes, a suggestion, but it is an interesting way to learn....so, it might be a good answer :-)

I have tried to decompile a .chm and put the decompiled files into a .hhp immediately and then compile it to a new .chm....as you suggested.

There are some differences between the old and new .chm:
1. The "Search" and "Favoritis" tabs are lost in the help window when run the new .chm.
2. some links (blue string) become dim and may not be clicked for jumping.

Can you help?
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:PBuck
ID: 2601333
Forgive me, but I am not an HTML expert at all but it sounds like the dimmed links are because they are trying to link to something that isn't present.  

So, when you moved the files to a new folder, you must make sure to reattached the HTM pages to the links.

Look for these type of links within the .htm :
<a href="rating_overview.htm">

these must be in the same folder (as your project) or just reference them like so:
<a href="C:\Temp\rating_overview.htm">

As for the search tab, make sure within the .hhk file your search words/sentences are re-linked also. Highlight a word/sentence and 'EDIT' (the pencil button) and if needed delete the present link and add a new one - finding your current .htm

There are various project options, such as including Full text search stop list (.stp) - i have no idea about.

I think the main thing when learning this was to make sure the links from the .htm and index search words/sentences are linked correctly.  

Sorry, I am not much more help than that.  I am sure with more time and trying you'll get the hang of it.  Good luck - let me know if there is anything else.
0

Featured Post

What Security Threats Are You Missing?

Enhance your security with threat intelligence from the web. Get trending threat insights on hackers, exploits, and suspicious IP addresses delivered to your inbox with our free Cyber Daily.

Join & Write a Comment

Suggested Solutions

There are many ways to remove duplicate entries in an SQL or Access database. Most make you temporarily insert an ID field, make a temp table and copy data back and forth, and/or are slow. Here is an easy way in VB6 using ADO to remove duplicate row…
Introduction While answering a recent question (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27402310.html) in the VB classic zone, I wrote some VB code in the (Office) VBA environment, rather than fire up my older PC.  I didn't post completely correct code o…
Show developers how to use a criteria form to limit the data that appears on an Access report. It is a common requirement that users can specify the criteria for a report at runtime. The easiest way to accomplish this is using a criteria form that a…
This lesson covers basic error handling code in Microsoft Excel using VBA. This is the first lesson in a 3-part series that uses code to loop through an Excel spreadsheet in VBA and then fix errors, taking advantage of error handling code. This l…

759 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

18 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now