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Microsoft KB Archive/171932

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Help Author Kit: Windows 3.x Help File Information Is Inaccurate

Article ID: 171932

Article Last Modified on 8/9/2004


  • MSPRESS Microsoft Windows 95 Help Authoring Kit ISBN 1-55615-892-0

This article was previously published under Q171932


Page 301 of the "Microsoft Windows 95 Help Authoring Kit" states that you can compile Help files for Windows 3.x by using Win32s, or by restricting the Help file to use features that are only available Help Compiler 3.0.

The Windows 95 Help Compiler included with this book creates Help files in the Help Compiler 4.0 file format. You cannot use these files on Windows 3.1 systems without Win32s; instead, you must compile these Help files with the Windows 3.1 Help Compiler.


The Windows 3.1 Help Compiler, version 3.10.505, is available at no charge from Microsoft in the compressed file Hc505.exe. This file also contains directions to install the compiler to the practice directory.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

For additional information about how to download Microsoft Support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

119591 How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help to prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.


Microsoft Press has confirmed this to be a problem in the "Microsoft Windows 95 Help Authoring Kit." This problem will be corrected in future reprints and editions of this book.

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