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TTDPatch manual in HTML Help format

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Hello everybody,

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.
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It works and it looks great, it's better than going to the on-line help
i will use it instead of that
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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 :D :lol: :lol:
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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. ;)

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Ooh, it's sticky! Did you do this, spiff? :mrgreen:

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.

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Yes, i made it sticky, i had to refer to it to often :wink:
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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...

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Thanks for the support

Btw. his avatar is Melissa, you can find out about here on his website :wink:
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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...
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Spiff, Rachaise was being sarcastic... Sabrina's always on in oz. We really need a "sarcastic" smilie, no seriously we do...

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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... :D
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sultana wrote:Spiff, Rachaise was being sarcastic... Sabrina's always on in oz. We really need a "sarcastic" smilie, no seriously we do...
:mrgreen: yes we do, i'm too stupid to understand that
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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.

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Very easy, or isn't it :?
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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...
Me too :) I would be interrested as well.. But since I didn't make anything usefull, probably the chances are small i'll get it :cry:
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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.

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(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...
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I've got a cracked helpbreeze html help studio that i use to use to make help files for my mirc scripts

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I just use Microsoft's HTML Help Workshop - it's free, and it works fine for me.

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Thanks a lot Owen

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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)

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Post by spaceman-spiff »

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 :D
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