Converting From WinHelp

Converting From WinHelp

Still using WinHelp (aka Windows Help) for your online help or documentation? If so, it’s time to leave WinHelp and move your online help or documentation to HTML or XHTML. Here’s why:

  • WinHelp has been officially dead since 1997.
  • WinHelp looks, and is, old-fashioned.
  • WinHelp is not web-capable.
  • WinHelp’s use of macros may be a security risk.
  • WinHelp authoring tools are disappearing.
  • Few developers know those tools.
  • Fewer developers know the code behind the authoring tools.
  • Rapidly declining tech support from Microsoft and the authoring tool vendors.

Hyper/Word Services was one of the first code-level developers, and one of the first to develop, train, and consult on tools like RoboHelp for Word and ForeHelp. Use that experience to move your material away from a dead format and into the 21 st century, using authoring tools like Flare and RoboHelp HTML.