Microsoft HTML Help Installation and Update Package v1.31 Description:
consists of an online help viewer, related help components, and a help authoring tool. Microsoft HTML Help is the standard help system for the Windows platform. Authors can use it to create online help for their applications, or content for multimedia titles or Web sites.
Developers can use the HTML Help API to program a host application, or hook up context-sensitive help to an application.
As an information delivery system, HTML Help is suited for a wide range of applications, including training guides, interactive books, and electronic newsletters.
Microsoft HTML Help offers some distinct advantages over standard HTML, such as the ability to implement a combined table of contents and index, and use keywords for advanced hyperlinking.
The HTML Help compiler (part of the HTML Help Workshop) makes it possible to compress HTML documents, images, and other files into a relatively small compiled CHM (help) file, which can be distributed with an application, or downloaded from the Web.
The help viewer uses the underlying components of Internet Explorer to display help content. It supports HTML, ActiveX, Java, scripting languages (JScript and Visual Basic), and HTML-supported image formats (GIF, JPG, and PNG).
The help authoring tool, HTML Help Workshop, provides an easy-to-use system for creating and managing help projects and their related files.