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Command-Line Programs 

Several command-line programs are included with Microsoft Help.

In This Section


Microsoft Help converter, used to convert HTML Help 1.x project files to Microsoft Help 2 format.


Microsoft Help compiler, used to create compiled Help (.HxS) files.


Microsoft Help registration utility, used to register Help namespaces and aliases.


Microsoft Help index merge utility, used to merge full-text and combined attribute indexes.

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Microsoft Help 2 Reference

Contains links to topics about Microsoft Help 2 source files.

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