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Dear Saba, recommending a tool is always dependent on the needs you have. Help and Manual is a stable tool with a good support and a lot of output formats. The main disadvantages are the limited table support, the missing of true style sheets and the missing of Unicode support. But there are plans t...
by waldemar.hersacher
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Help Authoring
Topic: Recommend a good Help Authoring tool
Replies: 3
Views: 1493

I have only to support my own private web site and the web site of the school of my elder daughter. I use MS IE to FTP the files to the web site. I type ftp://... and get a dialog with user name and password. Then I use drag and drop with the Windows explorer to transfer the files. Also MS IE allows...
by waldemar.hersacher
Tue Mar 29, 2005 4:09 pm
 
Forum: Help Community & Resources
Topic: The Demise of RoboHelp?
Replies: 8
Views: 3313

You can have objects like the page number, copyright notice and others at different positions on odd and even pages. This will be good for a printed manual but on the screen I like to have it at one position regadless if it is an odd or even page.
by waldemar.hersacher
Wed Feb 02, 2005 9:10 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: PDF and Print Manual Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

One reason for different templates is: PDF is for reading on the screen and printing is for reading on paper. Some people prefer by reading on paper to start a chapter on an odd page number. This results in a blank even page if the previous chapter will end on an odd page. This is very unusual and c...
by waldemar.hersacher
Wed Feb 02, 2005 8:47 am
 
Forum: Forum Issues
Topic: PDF and Print Manual Templates
Replies: 10
Views: 5313

First: Have you seen this http://helpman.it-authoring.com/viewtopic.php?t=1950 thread about importing context numbers? Second: You cannot use the logical name in H&M. Your application and the helpfile use the number to find the right topic. H&M does not support to store the logical name and ...
by waldemar.hersacher
Thu Jan 13, 2005 10:15 pm
 
Forum: Programmers' Corner
Topic: Map files
Replies: 7
Views: 1822

I think a sort of ranking will make sense to every forum. The sort of ranking which was active isn't very useful since the number of posts is displayed. Making categories only on the number of posts isn't much useful. I'm active in another forum and they have a ranking giving a person the state of a...
by waldemar.hersacher
Thu May 27, 2004 8:12 pm
 
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: I'm not a guru.
Replies: 9
Views: 4022

Making the manual the requirement of the program

I know most manuals will be written after the programmers have done most of their work. Most programs arise from an idea and will be specified in a more or less detailed requirement document(s). Next programmers start their work building user interfaces and writing the code. At last someone is start...
by waldemar.hersacher
Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: Making the manual the requirement of the program
Replies: 1
Views: 4335

Yes you can start the compile from a batch file. Go to help and read "Using more advanced features>>Command line options for automation".
by waldemar.hersacher
Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:41 am
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Can I automatically compile an hm3 file
Replies: 1
Views: 577

I never used the "bookmark" feature. I do not need to share the help project with other people and the topic status gives me the hint which topics are ot ready.
by waldemar.hersacher
Mon Mar 29, 2004 6:41 am
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Add "Comment" capability for Topics
Replies: 7
Views: 1526

Setting orientation for printed output

I want to have a orientation flag for printed output. This flag will work on topic basis. If you have a table in a topic which will have several columns you can scale the window of the help viewer but the table will be unredable if you are forced to make small columns to get it printed. I want to ha...
by waldemar.hersacher
Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:28 am
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Setting orientation for printed output
Replies: 0
Views: 443

I will join this wish in both parts, having a left hand page template and a different setting for "online" and "printing" pdf. In my opinion "online" pdf is for printing one page per sheet. Chapters will start on next page and the borders are not mirrored. "printing" pdf is for printing two pages pe...
by waldemar.hersacher
Wed Feb 25, 2004 9:10 am
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: This page left intentionally blank and print v online pdfs
Replies: 5
Views: 931
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