About New Features in this Release

About New Features in this Release

This version of Microsoft HTML Help contains several new features. New features introduced in each version of HTML Help are listed here:


  • Two system policies have been introduced to address various security issues related to the Shortcut and WinHelp commands.
  • Various other bug fixes.


  • It is now possible to view help files that were created on different language versions of Windows.
  • Satellite .dll files enable help in all supported languages. Now help will always match the language of the installed operating system.
  • There is now a single version of Hhupd.exe that works in all supported languages.


  • Various stability enhancements.
  • Bidirectional language support has been fixed for embedded TOC and index controls (embedded controls use the <object> tag in HTML files). Right-to-left layout is now supported.
  • Improved support for Thai language systems.


  • Windows 95, Windows 98: Changing the language in regional settings no longer changes the language of the Help viewer. This corrects a situation where the language of the Help viewer could be changed to a language not installed on the system.
  • A DLL registration problem in earlier Workshop versions has been corrected.
  • Workshop now includes the 1.31 update. When you run Htmlhelp.exe, Help is automatically updated to 1.31.
  • Various other bug fixes.

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