Resources for WinHelp Authors

Optimised for 256 colours under Netscape V2+.

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What you need:
You don't need much at all...

You can also use special editors for graphics (such as PaintShop Pro by JASC, Inc) and custom DLLs (such as WHPLUS) to enhance your work, or purpose-built integrated HATs (Help Authoring Tools) - but the beginner will be well-served by the list above.

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(If I've missed anything, or if any of these references or URLs are incorrect, please let me know.)

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How to make WinHelp3 do things it wasn't designed to do

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A few useful places to go:
(Links change - if you find any of these are out of date, please let me know. And Web-site owners, it is a really good idea, if you change a Web URL, to leave a trace to its replacement. It costs little space, and keeps the users in touch. For an example, have a look at the predecessor of this page.)

If you have trouble reaching any of the above, click here to leave me a message right now, or e-mail me later at and I will check the link and update if necessary.

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Created 9 Aug 1995 : Last updated 09 October 2012.