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Creating and Compiling an HTML Help File Project With HTML Help Workshop

You can use Microsoft's HTML Help Workshop to create, maintain, and compile the various files needed for an HTML Help project. To create a new HTML Help project with an hhp header file, you should take the following steps:

STEP BY STEP
7.1 Creating a New HTML Help Project With the HTML Help Workshop

  1. Run the HTML Help Workshop application and click the File, New menu option (see Figure 7.8).

    The HTML Help Workshop File menu dialog box.
    FIGURE 7.8 The HTML Help Workshop File menu dialog box.

  2. On the resulting New dialog box screen, choose Project as the type of object that you wish to create (see Figure 7.9) and click the OK button to continue.

    The HTML Help Workshop's New dialog box.
    FIGURE 7.9 The HTML Help Workshop's New dialog box.

  3. You will see the first screen of the New Project Wizard (see Figure 7.10). Leave the Convert WinHelp project check box unchecked and proceed to the next screen.

    The First screen of the HTML Help Workshop's New Project Wizard.
    FIGURE 7.10 The First screen of the HTML Help Workshop's New Project Wizard.

  4. On the New Project Wizard's Destination screen, click the Browse button to specify the name and location of the new HTML Project Header file (*.hhp) that you wish to create (see Figure 7.11). After you've selected a location for the new project header file, you can proceed to the next screen.

    Specifying the name of a new HTML Help project file (*.hhp).
    FIGURE 7.11. Specifying the name of a new HTML Help project file (*.hhp).

  5. For the time being, you can leave all the options on the New Project Wizard's Existing Files dialog box see (see Figure 7.12) unchecked and proceed to the next screen.

    The HTML Help Workshop New Project Wizard's Existing Files dialog box.
    FIGURE 7.12 The HTML Help Workshop New Project Wizard's Existing Files dialog box.

  6. Click the Finish button on the New Project Wizard's final screen. You should then see general information for the new project in the left-hand pane of the HTML Help Workshop, as shown in Figure 7.13.

    The HTML Help Workshop just after starting a new project
    FIGURE 7.13 The HTML Help Workshop just after starting a new project

  7. The new project has now been initialized with a Project Header file (*.hhp). You can save changes to the project by answering the prompt when you exit the HTML Help Workshop or by choosing the File, Save Project menu option.


  

 

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