The big picture the use of microsoft html help workshop typically involves two successive phases the first phase is the authoring phase in which the content to be provided as help is converted into a special file format (typically a 'chm' file. A cnt file is associated with microsoft html help workshop microsoft hmtl help workshop is a free program from microsoft that allows users to develop msdn articles and provide help for. Note that the html help workshop seems to think that all files it shows is changed and therefore asks if you want to save the changes so you might use html help workshop to open a file just to look at it and then it will ask you if you want to save the changes.
Microsoft html help workshop is the official editor and compiler to produce chm help files but this software hasn't been updated in years by microsoft: it is not unicode compliant, and contains multiple bugs and limitations. Hi group, working with html help workshop 47487020 , and need to use context-sensitive html files in my accessxp adp - custom help file here is the situation i'm having . Using an html editor, ms frontpage for example, to edit the content of the html file(s) that has been extracted by html help workshop to the content that you want to have this step is alike the process you edit a website.
Wxchmhelpcontroller: the new ms help format is an improvement over winhelp, with its contents hierarchy always present tools for writing help tex2rtf also outputs the project, contents and keyword files required by the html help workshop and by wxhtml help once in ms word rtf format, other formats can be generated, such as postscript. That enables you to link from a chm file to an external file such as a pdf normally you would place the pdf in the same folder location as the chm file, or alternatively in a known relative path. Chm compiler (hhcexe) to create a chm file from a series of html files, the html help compiler is used the chm file compiler (or hhcexe) is a part of microsoft html help workshop package which represents a chm creation utility with basic features on practice, to create a help file, technical writes prefer to use a full-featured help authoring tool that provides a visual editor to write. Using an html editor, microsoft frontpage for example, to edit the content of the html file(s) that has/have been extracted by html help workshop to the content that you want to have this step is like the process of editing a website.
Html help workshop (hhwexe), a help authoring tool with an easy-to-use graphical interface for creating help project files, html topic files, contents files, index files, and everything else you need to put together a help system or help web site. My company is upgrading from windows xp to windows 7 this year i am a help system developer and i require html help workshop as part of my integrated tool set. Download the microsoft html help workshop and documentation download the microsoft html help workshop and documentation files larger than 1 gb may take much longer to download and might not download correctly all help 14 documentation (including htmlhelplib). This dialog allows you to edit or create an html help project (hhp file), along with toc and index files and compile to a chm help file this window is available from the authoring menu in the main window or by right-clicking a hhp file in windows explorer and selecting open with far.
Ramiro, chm files have a different source file format compared to hlp files - they use html format instead of rtf therefore you cannot simply switch help compilers in order to create chm files. Html help was microsoft first help system to use html web content for help topics previously winhelp had been rtf based hh workshop is used to compile the content to a chm compressed help file. Helpscribble has complete support for creating chm html help files html help is the new help format introduced by microsoft with windows 98 help files in this format use the chm extension.
It calls “html help workshop” to generate chm file html help workshop is a product of microsoft it can compile multi html file to a chm file, it saves settings in a help project file whose extension name is hhp. James-tanny or an organization authorized in writing by creative computing company receipt char james-tanny and creative computing company cannot attest to the html help workshop help file the implementation of context-sensitive help changes for different. Microsoft compiled html help is a microsoft proprietary online help format, consisting of a collection of html pages, an index and other navigation tools the files are compressed and deployed in a binary format with the extension chm, for compiled html. A windows desktop application can use html help api to interact with an html help (chm) file and to provide context-sensitive help for more details on html help api, you can refer to windows sdk, msdn or to the documentation of your development tool.
Open the html help project with html help workshop and doubleclick on the [map] section click on alias , add and type the id in the first field select a topic file in the second and click ok , ok. About html help (chm) format nowadays, html help chm is the standard help format used in most modern windows applications an html help system is completely stand-alone and can be distributed as a single chm file (for example, my_help_filechm. The books and pages in the toc file (hhc) are merged and when users select a page, the topic it is linked to opens in the html help viewer the keywords in the indexes are combined into the master help project's index and sorted alphabetically. Help workshop requires you to write your topics in a rtf file write each topic on a separate page, separated by a page break (ctrl+enter) each topic requires a topic id the topic id is to be given as a footnote with the symbol #.