Re: HelpSmith - GiveawayOfTheDay
- buralex@... said on Feb 07, 2008 5:44 -0500 (in part):
> This is mostly for you 'cause I know you've frequently prepared or
> updated CHM help files, but maybe others here might be interested too
> ? Does this program offer anything not already available for free if
> you hunt around?
FWIW - I was able to decompile "ClipCode.chm". The only features
obviously missing are the Favorites tab (but there may be someway to
create that too that I haven't discovered) and some details of the
formatting of pages (ditto).
I don't suppose I'll often take bother but its nice to know I can
permanently annotate Help files provided with software and even add my
own screenshots etc.
Regards ... Alec -- buralex-gmail
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- --- In ntb-OffTopic@yahoogroups.com, buralex@... wrote:
>Well, I'll prefer to continue to edit my sources as html files and
> buralex@... said on Feb 07, 2008 5:44 -0500 (in part):
> > Sheri:
> > This is mostly for you 'cause I know you've frequently prepared
> > or updated CHM help files, but maybe others here might be
> > interested too ? Does this program offer anything not already
> > available for free if you hunt around?
compile/decompile (as needed) directly in the free Microsoft HTML Help
Out of curiosity I did install HelpSmith and imported an existing help
project. Not only was all the existing formatting lost, it also
deleted all the anchors so bookmarks in the contents and index don't
work in resulting CHMs.
This is an word processor that wants to create your htm files from
formatted text and act as a front end for HTML Help Workshop. You
could do the same thing in NoteTab with a few clips. I would prefer to
see my Wysiwyg in a browser window.
But thanks anyway for putting me on to these giveaways. :)