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What type of help manual would you prefer?

HLP only - The good old winhelp which is already used
17
24%
CHM only - The "new" alternative (unusable on "older" Widows versions)
18
26%
HLP + CHM - The dual solution
10
14%
HLP + Web based help / online html files (not only for future users)
8
11%
HLP + CHM + Webhelp
8
11%
I don't care (so why did you look into this poll???)
9
13%
 
Total votes: 70

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Post by *ford prefect » 2003-03-11, 16:39 UTC

Now if you read this thread you should know what for is this poll.
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Post by *(john) » 2003-05-11, 21:35 UTC

Personally I prefer -good- printed manuals. More than enough to document for a user manual + tips & tricks book + plug-in disk?. I'd buy one along with TC if availble..

Most importantly a capable technical writer (nothing implied) in whatever formats are needed to satisfy and expand the customer base, no?

Frankly, I'm going to use:

1st - what I want if available - printed
2nd - what I have to

Which lead me to this other option which isn't in the poll.

What about PDF? Good on computers, cross platform and prints well if so desired.

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Post by *norfie » 2003-05-12, 06:48 UTC

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Post by *Hacker » 2003-05-12, 08:00 UTC

Well, the PDF "manual" is just a reference card and you have to be registered, too.

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Post by *(john) » 2003-05-12, 10:51 UTC

Forgot something... I am for .HLP for TC internal help.

norfie - I was unaware that a .PDF manual came with the diskette, not registered yet. Great!

As for .chm manuals, I've used some. Some wanted to link to websites, some not. All look like yet another use MS has found for IE world domination. If true screw .chm!

Despite the relativly small additional components most people need to use chm help, just wait... It won't be that long before you need IE version<insert big number here> SP<insert smaller number here> installed to use some new widget in the .chm format.

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Post by *pdavit » 2003-05-12, 13:51 UTC

norfie wrote:
What about PDF?
If you want a current manual in PDF then you can send an email to "support@ghisler.com" with your registration data (Help/About Totalcmd then press Ctrl+C and in your email press Ctrl+V).

That’s only available in German if I’m not wrong (or maybe French). The English version is only the reference card as Roman mentioned here.
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Post by *St. Wolf » 2003-05-13, 22:56 UTC

I dislike stupid .GID files after opening .HLP :(
.PDF is my favourite one! (even .CHM better than .HLP)
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