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Request for HLP files in W8/10 compatible format

 
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mecej4



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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 4:33 pm    Post subject: Request for HLP files in W8/10 compatible format Reply with quote

Paul, if it is not too much trouble, I should appreciate being able to obtain the SCC help files in the W8/10 compatible format. Microsoft have phased out the old .HLP file reader and the W7 version does not work on W8 or W10.

Thanks.
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LitusSaxonicum



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Location: Yateley, Hants, UK

PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 5:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/917607 that you can get the help system right up to Win 8.1, but definitely not for Win 10.

HTML help has been the default for a lot longer than I care to remember.

There are various help utilities out there. At this address there in a HLP to CHM converter (https://www.helpscribble.com/vista.html) - easy to convert if you used the tool to create .HLP. but more complicated if you need to decomple the HLP file if it was generated in something else.

The remaining problem is the 80 Euro price tag ... (although the HLP decompiler is free)

Eddie
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PaulLaidler
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 22, 2016 6:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes. Thank you for reminding me that we need to do this. There is something on Youtube that shows you how to over-ride the Windows 10 prohibition but it does involve downloading someone's free utility.
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