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    Talking Help me make help files ;-)

    Hi,
    i want to make a help file .HLP
    now i am supposed to put the stuff, links, etc in a rtf file then link it but the problem is that when making the rtf (using winword 2000) the file becomes unaccepted by the compiler, any idea ? try it yourself and tell me if it works !

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    I've used Word 97 and the Visual Studio Help Workshop to create help files with no problems. Is Help Workshop the compiler that you are using?

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    I've used VB Helpwriter 16 bit for the past 8 years. I find it slightly better than the 32 bit, it still has the same functions. This help writer is quick and easy to use.

    I you want to create *.hlp files then go here:

    http://www.helpwriter.com/vbhw32.htm

    If you want to make HTML help files (*.chm) you can download HTML Help Workshop from Microsoft for free:

    http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/de...pDownloads.asp

    But I don't find Help Workshop very user friendly or easy to use.

    You will find that this question has been asked on here a number of times, and all give different answers, do a search.

    Any problems then email me.
    Last edited by Keithuk; Dec 13th, 2005 at 07:38 AM.

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