Date: Wed, 7 Apr 1999 08:59:11 +0200
Reply-To: Andreas Fieger <andreas@STAT.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE>
Sender: "SPSSX(r) Discussion" <SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU>
From: Andreas Fieger <andreas@STAT.UNI-MUENCHEN.DE>
Subject: Re: help files
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On Tue, 6 Apr 1999, Gene Maguin wrote:
> Date: Tue, 6 Apr 1999 18:20:18 -0400
> From: Gene Maguin <emaguin@ACSU.BUFFALO.EDU>
> To: SPSSX-L@UGA.CC.UGA.EDU
> Subject: help files
> Newsgroups: bit.listserv.spssx-l
> I'm trying to figure how to print out windows formatted help (.hlp) files.
> Let me be clear on what i want: I want to be able print an entire
> help (.hlp) file (or files), not as a collection of individual pages with a
> few lines of text on a page but as a 'book'.
I think there can be no program performing this task. A help file,
much like an HTML document is not nescessary organized for
`linear' reading. That means there is no start (except the main index)
and no end. Just think of the links providing pop-up windows
(dashed underlined text). The text appearing might be used in several
places -- where would you want it to be printed?
I don't know of any such program, but maybe there is one that
disassembles the .hlp file and produces a .rtf file (which to my
knowledge is the input for the help compilers). You could open this
file in WinWord and edit it.
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