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Subject: What do you use for on-line help creation?
From: Joe Woodard <joe@xxxxxxxxxxx>
Date: Tue, 23 Jan 2001 17:42:20 -0800 (PST)
Framers; We write technical documents in Frame and make them available in print and on-line in PDF. We'd also like to source them into on-line help available through our Java-based GUIs that front our software system. The GUIs run on Windows and Unix. We've looked at JavaHelp as a means of preparing the help screens. We built a feasibility demo on Windows and it runs correctly on Windows and Unix. Looks good. Press the help button on the GUI and the help window pops up. Navigation from there is easy using hyperlinked text prepared in HTML. Seems the help content should be in HTML. We have WebWorks, at least the standard edition that comes with Frame 6, as a means of converting Frame documents to HTML (though currently our documents are written in Frame 5.5.6 and we haven't yet been able to convert those). WebWorks seems the way to go for preparing content. Javahelp has nice, convenient capabilities for organizing the content as hyperlinked pages (although we haven't yet looked at licensing issues). WebWorks Pro includes templates for JavaHelp. Is that a good way to prepare help content for JavaHelp? Do you use any other means of generating navigable help screens in Java GUIs? How do you prepare content? Can you source your current documentation? How do you do that? As HTML output? What do you recommend? =========================================================================== Joseph Woodard, 2050 Eagle Avenue, #1, Alameda, CA 94501 Work Phone: 510-649-6001 X230 | Home Phone: 510-748-9811 Work Email: firstname.lastname@example.org | Home Email: email@example.com Pager: 510-448-2566 | Alphapager: firstname.lastname@example.org Work Web: http://eagle/~joe | Personal web: http://www.best.com/~jwoodard ** To unsubscribe, send a message to email@example.com ** ** with "unsubscribe framers" (no quotes) in the body. **