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Benefits of Microsoft HTML Help
The Microsoft HTML Help output format generates output files that conform to the HTML 4 and XHTML 1.0 standards. The content uses Cascading Style Sheets that conform to the CSS1 standard. This output format produces all the files required to create the Microsoft HTML Help .chm file.
ePublisher streamlines the help generation process. ePublisher uses your Stationery and project settings to transform your source documents to the input files needed by Microsoft HTML Help Workshop. Then, ePublisher uses the help compiler to build the help project and create the .chm file. This integrated process simplifies the authoring environment, but it also creates all the underlying files to help you customize the process, if needed.
Microsoft HTML Help provides several important benefits:
*You have a single, compressed .chm output file to deliver.
*Your audience can read your content in the standard Windows HTML Help Viewer.
*The HTML Help Viewer provides a powerful search engine that supports partial words, synonym searching, and other advanced search options.