Experience with creation of HELP files

Discussion in 'Questions (Windows Mobile)' started by HARRY, Feb 27, 2008.

  1. HARRY

    HARRY Active Member Licensed User

    Hi,

    Does somebody have experience or knowledge about tools to create a HELP - file for Basic4PPC applications ?

    Harry
     
  2. agraham

    agraham Expert Licensed User

    If you have used any of my libraries you will have seen the help files I make with HelpMaker http://www.vizacc.com/

    It is unintuitive with a strange user interface, does odd things on occasion and always ends its' compilation with an error! However it does produce usable help files, is free and is the solution that I settled on after trying several others. They mostly had a much more complicated production process that separated the text preparation from the help file compilation. With HelpMaker you just type your content then press F9 to compile and view the resulting help file.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2008
  3. HARRY

    HARRY Active Member Licensed User

    Agraham,

    Thanks for the helpfull reply. I downloaded it and made a first helpfile: in this version (7.3.40.0) not (yet) a compilation error!

    A few questions:

    1) Is a HTML output file the best option?

    2) How should I call for Help from a Basic4PPC program on the device?

    Harry
     
  4. Erel

    Erel Administrator Staff Member Licensed User

    You can compile your help file to HTML pages and then show the html pages with Shell.
    Or you can use dzt's HTMLView to show the pages within your application.
     
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