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Providing help in Web Start deployed app

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Hi All,

Just wondering if anyone can tell me the prefered method of producing Help files for an application deployed with Java Web Start.

The application is a signed app, so our current idea is simply to put all the help files in HTML format distribute in a jar file (so that it will be included in the Web Start deployment).  Then we'd have to extract that jar on the client PC in order for them to be able to browse the files.

I'm just looking for a tidier method to produce help documentation.

Any ideas / comments?

Cheers
Nick
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You could use JavaHelp.  The base help files are all in HTML with the addtion of some XML files to point the api to the right files.  The basic User interface looks alot like the standard Windows help but is entirely in Java.

see:

http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp/download_binary.html

Using this method your entire help functionality can be included in your .jar file and you wouldn't need to extract them on the client side.
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