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From "Keith N. McKenna" <>
Subject Re: Creating and Updating the Help Files
Date Tue, 21 Aug 2018 23:05:41 GMT
On 8/21/2018 6:16 PM, Kay Schenk wrote:
> On Tue, Aug 21, 2018 at 10:45 AM Keith N. McKenna <>
> wrote:
>> On 8/21/2018 12:02 PM, FR web forum wrote:
>>> ----- Mail original -----
>>>> De: "Keith N. McKenna" <>
>>>> À:
>>>> Envoyé: Mardi 21 Août 2018 17:56:46
>>>> Objet: Creating and Updating the Help Files
>>>> Do we have documentation anywhere on how to Create/Update the AOO
>>>> help
>>>> files?
>>>> Regards
>>>> Keith
>> Thanks for the link, but most of those do not describe the process in
>> any kind of detail. What I need is a process document that explains the
>> process in detail along with links to any tools needed.
>> Regards
>> Keith
> The old definitive guide -- specification, etc. -- can be found from this
> area:
> Since I have added help files I will say that the process is NOT easy.
> Mostly because nearly ALL paragraphs are tagged with ids, and you must
> "create" these ids yourself. There was once a tool to use within AOO that
> was supposed to help but I never got this to work for me. The structure is
> difficult and seems somewhat arbitrary to me.
> The idea to port the internal Help to a different system/architecture was
> brought up almost at the outset of bringing AOO into the ASF but no one
> volunteered to do this.
> Anyway, good luck. I will try to be of help if I can. But, it's been a
> while ...
Thanks Kay. I had stumbled across that PDF while exploring some of the
other links. I will study it over the next few days and see if I can
figure it out.
I was reviewing some of the threads on re dev@ around options for
redoing the help system. I would be nice to see a more straight forward
system. I just don't have the background to do it.


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