The HTML Help Components
HTML Help is made up of several components. These include the following:
- HTML Help Workshop: a help authoring tool with an easy-to-use graphical interface for creating project files, HTML topic files, contents files, index files, and everything else you need to put together an online help system or Web site.
- HTML Help ActiveX control: a small, modular program used to insert help navigation and secondary window functionality into an HTML file.
- The HTML Help Viewer: a fully-functional and customizable three-paned window in which online help topics can appear.
- Microsoft HTML Help Image Editor: an online graphics tool for creating screen shots; and for converting, editing, and viewing image files.
- The HTML Help Java Applet: a small, Java-based program that can be used instead of an ActiveX control to insert help navigation into an HTML file.
- The HTML Help executable program: the program that displays and runs help when you click a compiled help file.
- The HTML Help compiler: the program that compiles project, contents, index, topic, and other files into a compiled help file.
- The HTML Help Authoring Guide: an online guide designed to assist help authors in using HTML Help to design a help system. The guide also contains a complete HTML Help reference for developers and an HTML tag reference for authors.
Some of the features of the HTML Help components:
- Compressed HTML: a condensed form of HTML that greatly reduces the amount of disk space required for your help system.
- Help project conversion: a feature that enables you to convert WinHelp projects into HTML Help projects.