Re: Survey: Preferred Help Format


It depends on what you want.

1.  htm, its the easiest system to handle.

You can use it in any browser app.

2.  chm, well its searchable, you can use something like 7zip to extract the html out of that.


I havn't  really used this format, I have converted that to text files and read it like that.

Html would be my prefered option over all as you can get access to it any way you wish.

Chm is basically html but in a treeview I guess it could work.

I have used pdf manuals but its much easier to have html.

Saying that if its all online for something then thats fine to.

Word documents are good, text files can be a bit long winded but can also be good.

On 12/12/2017 3:44 a.m., tonea.ctr.morrow@... wrote:
My team hasn't told me which help format we will be using for the online help. So, I thought I'd ask a little survey:

Which online help system do you prefer to use and a brief why, a.k.a. does one grant you more opportunities than another or is one more difficult with which to make a screen reader work?:

A) Win Help (chm): old-style windows help system with a content tree on the left, a large pane containing information filling the right and center areas, and a header across the top with forward, backward type buttons.

B) HTML Help: the design is similar to Win Help, but the whole thing runs in a web browser-whichever one is your default browswer.

C) PDF - Portable Document Format with proper tags.

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