I'm looking for some advice. I'm starting a new Help file
project, writing Help for a desktop application written in .NET.
The developer really wanted .chm Help. I've produced FlashHelp for
other products at my company and convinced him to allow me to
deliver FlashHelp for his kit after showing him a sample of each
My question is: Any "gotchas" that I should be aware of (re:
.chm vs FlashHelp)? I haven't produced a .chm in YEARS and was
surprised that anyone still uses that format but my developer gave
me the impression that .chm is the MS-recommended format for his
The GUI for the product I'm documenting uses some of the
Office 2007-type features. So another request is to have my help
look similar to Office 2007, etc. (Personally, I'm happy with the
default FlashHelp skin and standard features.) I haven't studied
the Help for Office 2007 products because I don't have them but am
in the process of getting a test system set up so I can see what
they look like.
Any advice before I get too deep into this? I saw that
RoboHelp V7 advertises more support for Office 2007 and Vista. But
that's primarily to allow the Help author to run RoboHelp on Vista
and import from Word 2007, right? It doesn't mean there's another
output style that mimics the latest and greatest Microsoft Help....
does it? Given that I just purchased RoboHelp 6 less than a year
ago, I'm not anxious to ask for funding to purchase yet another
upgrade if I don't really need it.
ANY advice welcome! And thank you in advance for sharing your