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I've always thought that the layout of the help file where it pertains to GUI Reference was ridiculous. I mean that I can see no need for having two entries (GUI Reference and Function Reference/GUI Reference). In the past, if I had reason to decompile the help file and then recompile it, I would move the two pages from GUI Reference to Function Reference/GUI Reference and delete the first one. After reflecting on this I think I took the wrong approach. I should have done it the other way. I still think those two pages should be placed with the other GUI pages but GUI Reference should be removed from Function Reference entirely and just use the other one. It's not that big a problem to change the automatic creation process for the help files.

Remember it's only a suggestion and I'm not wearing a flame-proof suit.


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I've always thought that the layout of the help file where it pertains to GUI Reference was ridiculous. I mean that I can see no need for having two entries (GUI Reference and Function Reference/GUI Reference). In the past, if I had reason to decompile the help file and then recompile it, I would move the two pages from GUI Reference to Function Reference/GUI Reference and delete the first one. After reflecting on this I think I took the wrong approach. I should have done it the other way. I still think those two pages should be placed with the other GUI pages but GUI Reference should be removed from Function Reference entirely and just use the other one. It's not that big a problem to change the automatic creation process for the help files.

Remember it's only a suggestion and I'm not wearing a flame-proof suit.

do you mean that the name of the page must be unique for your process?

When we build the help files they are stored in 2 different dir so there is no confusion.

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do you mean that the name of the page must be unique for your process?

When we build the help files they are stored in 2 different dir so there is no confusion.

My process doesn't care how they are laid out it just parses the hhc file as it is. I lust think that the layout of the help file would be improved. I've mentioned this a year or so ago as well but at that time I was thinking move the files from the first "foldr" into the second. Now I'm thinking it should be in reverse.

I'll be uploading the source for my "process again in about two hours. If yu look at the source you will see that anything that you do to the toc doesn't affect my code at all. I simply parse the hhc file.


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GEOSoft

Here's the way I think it should be laid out.

AutoIt3.chm


George

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