[duxhelp] Re: DBT help (has something gone wrong)?

  • From: "Jack Maartman" <jmaartman@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 17 Mar 2005 08:09:55 -0800

Right.


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Thursday, March 17, 2005 12:42 AM
Subject: [duxhelp] Re: DBT help (has something gone wrong)?


> Trust me Jack!  Once the operational side of DBT has been
> put to bed, we (I) will be turning attention to
> documentation in alternative formats.
> 
> Right now, we must concentrate on getting the existing
> content spot on.
> 
> George.
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Jack
> Maartman
> Sent: 17 March 2005 00:20
> To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: DBT help (has something gone wrong)?
> 
> Hi George and Peter:
> 
> I think what I would like to see is a comprehensive document
> containing all the information in the help system.  There
> would  be a resource for novice screen readers, who wouldn't
> have to navigate the help system for information while
> attending to other tasks. This is bearing in mind, that a
> screen reader can read only one window at a time, regardless
> of how many are open.
> 
> I lack the tools to disassemble .chm files.  If we could
> provide these in .dxp, or and I'm not hoding my breath, in
> .dxb I am willing to prepare a comprehensive document with
> all the help information, that could accompany the next
> shipping version.  You might even be able to draw a small
> revenue from hard copy.  The help system is well laid out,
> and could well make a good off screen reference.
> 
> cheers
> 
> Jack
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "George Bell" <george@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 12:28 PM
> Subject: [duxhelp] Re: DBT help (has something gone wrong)?
> 
> 
> > Peter - and Jack.
> >
> > Great!  Then perhaps I can partly answer Jack's original
> > question.
> >
> > "Have you a mechanism for turning the .chm files into
> .dxp,
> > for printing."
> >
> > Undocumented, and unsupported, is a feature which puts an
> > additional button in the Help system, "Open in DBT".
> >
> > The theory is that at least you would be able to bring a
> > Topic in to DBT, and then "tweak" it to suit your own
> > requirements.
> >
> > However, if I am being brutally honest, this feature was
> > added as a "development tool" for me to see how well DBT
> > handled the HTML files had created.
> >
> > I'll leave it there for no as the chef has just announced
> > that my dinner is ready!
> >
> > George.
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Peter
> > Sullivan
> > Sent: 16 March 2005 19:57
> > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: DBT help (has something gone
> wrong)?
> >
> > George,
> >
> > Yes, this undocumented and unsupported feature is
> available
> > in the shipping version.
> >
> > - Peter
> >
> > -----Original Message-----
> > From: duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > [mailto:duxhelp-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of George
> > Bell
> > Sent: Wednesday, March 16, 2005 3:02 PM
> > To: duxhelp@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Subject: [duxhelp] Re: DBT help (has something gone
> wrong)?
> >
> > Peter,
> >
> > I don't have access to a "virgin" DBT right now.
> >
> > Is the (RoboHelp) "Open in DBT" option available in the
> > shipping version?
> >
> > George.
> >
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