I have 5000+ What's This Help topics in a WinHelp RTF file
that I need to get into a Popup TXT file for my RoboHTML Help
project. All the topics are in a single LARGE .RTF file in the
WinHelp project. Is there a programatic way or MS Word macro that
could do this? The What's This topics do exist as individual HTML
files in the HTML Help project and are available when you select
F1. However, we have a toolbar button in the application that is
used to get field-level What's This help. My understanding is that
for this type of help, all the topics must be in a text file....
.... and that's just the first of three WinHelps that contain
a large number of What's This Help topics.
I don't have a direct solution for you, but I'm kind of in
the same boat. I'm going from Winhelp to htmlhelp, which is easy,
but the What's This migration is the difficulty. In the end, what I
did was simply use a winhelp file which only contains my What's
this content for the popups, and the html help for the full help
Thanks Eric. I was considering that as an option, but now we
have a requirement to run on Vista. Here's a response from Rob
Chandler that I'm looking into:
There are a number of ways to achieve popups.
If the popup text is now in single HTML files then you may
want to consider
KeyHelp Popups (free activeX control from
http://www.keytools.net/ ) I've
this very successfully myself.
When RoboHelp converts WinHlp to HTML Help, in creates
individual HTML files for each Whats This Help topic. Adobe should
provide an option to convert the What's This Help in WinHlp to a
single TXT file that could be implemented thru a CHM as What's This