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TTDPatch manual in HTML Help format
Posted: 22 Dec 2002 22:13
I have written a script that reads the HTML version of the TTDPatch manual, and writes an HTML Help project file (including contents and index), and also formats the pages more nicely using a stylesheet. I've released an HTML Help file, which you can download from http://www.owenrudge.net/download/download.php?t=2&id=8
. The script, written in PHP, is a bit of a hack in some ways, but works - I'm not releasing this just now though.
I will release new versions of the CHM manual as new versions of TTDPatch come out. Hope someone finds this useful! Personally, I think the manual looks better with the new stylesheet than when it's all in Times New Roman. The features of HTML Help (including full-text search) are also very useful.
Posted: 22 Dec 2002 22:27
It works and it looks great, it's better than going to the on-line help
i will use it instead of that
Btw. Owen, what's this doing in your sig: It's Melissa Joan Hart in my avatar, not me!
Are they still sending pm's to you
Posted: 22 Dec 2002 22:35
I've still had a couple of people wondering who it is in my avatar, and am I male or female, etc.
Glad you like the HTML Help file - I spent the last few hours working on it.
Posted: 25 Dec 2002 14:18
Ooh, it's sticky! Did you do this, spiff?
By the way, I added a new download mirror yesterday - Point Mad (France). This is much
faster than the Tuxfamily mirror and is recommended for European users. You may find the JervHost (USA) mirror faster though - friends of mine with ADSL generally find that's the case.
Posted: 25 Dec 2002 14:36
Yes, i made it sticky, i had to refer to it to often
Posted: 26 Dec 2002 05:13
Well i really like the new help file - easy to use, quick to reference...
BTW, it must be hard for ppl not to recognice the chick in your avatar... Its... i'll get it....
Oh give me a minute...
Posted: 26 Dec 2002 08:52
Thanks for the support
Btw. his avatar is Melissa, you can find out about here on his website
Posted: 26 Dec 2002 15:01
I'd be interested in the PHP file. It would be really nice if I could automate this and always make the HTML help file whenever I update the manual. I wonder if there's a texi2chm command...
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 04:45
Spiff, Rachaise was being sarcastic... Sabrina's always on in oz. We really need a "sarcastic" smilie, no seriously we do...
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 04:48
I use the PDF... Works allmost the same doesn't it??
And how did you make that? I want to be able to create help files for my programs...
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 08:50
sultana wrote:Spiff, Rachaise was being sarcastic... Sabrina's always on in oz. We really need a "sarcastic" smilie, no seriously we do...
yes we do, i'm too stupid to understand that
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 13:29
I wrote a horribly hackish PHP script that went through all the HTML files and added a stylesheet to each (this bit wasn't the hackish bit). I then parsed the table of contents and index to create an HHC and HHK file respectively. (These are contents and index files for HTML Help). It then created an HPJ file (HTML Help project file), which could be built with HTML Help Workshop.
Posted: 28 Dec 2002 15:07
Very easy, or isn't it
Posted: 06 Jan 2003 12:09
Patchman wrote:I'd be interested in the PHP file. It would be really nice if I could automate this and always make the HTML help file whenever I update the manual. I wonder if there's a texi2chm command...
I would be interrested as well.. But since I didn't make anything usefull, probably the chances are small i'll get it
Posted: 06 Jan 2003 18:16
Well, it's a bit of a mess. What do you want it for, just out of interest? If so, I'll probably e-mail it you.
Posted: 06 Jan 2003 18:21
(hehe well now I'll say it's out of interrest anyhow hahaha J/K)
Hehe wel it's out of interrest (I swear)... Maybe I can learn some more PHP by taking a look at it...
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 16:40
I've got a cracked helpbreeze html help studio that i use to use to make help files for my mirc scripts
Posted: 26 Jan 2003 17:44
I just use Microsoft's HTML Help Workshop - it's free, and it works fine for me.
Thanks a lot Owen
Posted: 01 May 2003 06:20
The Manual really made it a lot easier to check usage of some switches, etc.. - overall - id give it a 99/100 -(I didnt give it 100 cause i am just too mean)
Posted: 01 May 2003 07:03
Normally I close old topics someone digs up, but I like it when they do it with these ones
I'm glad you liked this manual so much