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HELPMAKE Available on Disk to Extend QB.EXE 4.50 Online Help

Last reviewed: May 30, 1996
Article ID: Q42951

SUMMARY

HELPMAKE is a utility program (included with Microsoft QuickC versions 2.00 and 2.01 and with Microsoft Basic PDS version 7.00) that can be used to extend the hypertext QB Advisor online Help system in QB.EXE in Microsoft QuickBasic version 4.50 (or extend the hypertext Microsoft Advisor online Help system in QBX.EXE in Microsoft Basic PDS 7.00).

The Microsoft Help File Creation Utility (HELPMAKE) allows you to customize the help files supplied with Microsoft language products or to make your own help files for use with those products.

To get a copy of HELPMAKE version 1.00 and its documentation:

You can find HMAKE100.EXE, a self-extracting file, on these services:

  • Microsoft's World Wide Web site on the Internet

          On the www.microsoft.com home page, click the Support icon
          Click Knowledge Base, and select the product
          Enter kbfile HMAKE100.EXE, and click GO!
          Open the article, and click the button to download the file
  • Internet (anonymous FTP)

          ftp ftp.microsoft.com
          Change to the Softlib/Mslfiles folder
          Get HMAKE100.EXE
  • The Microsoft Network

          On the Edit menu, click Go To, and then click Other Location
          Type "mssupport" (without the quotation marks)
          Double-click the MS Software Library icon
          Find the appropriate product area
          Locate and Download HMAKE100.EXE
  • Microsoft Download Service (MSDL)

          Dial (206) 936-6735 to connect to MSDL
          Download HMAKE100.EXE

For additional information about downloading, please see the following article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

   ARTICLE-ID: Q119591
   TITLE     : How to Obtain Microsoft Support Files from Online Services

After you download HMAKE100.EXE, run it in an empty directory to extract the files it contains. You will get three files: HELPMAKE.EXE, HELPMAKE.DOC, and READ.ME.

MORE INFORMATION

HELPMAKE.EXE is the version 1.00 HELPMAKE utility that is shipped with Microsoft QuickC versions 2.00 and 2.01 and with Microsoft Basic PDS Version 7.00.

HELPMAKE.DOC is a direct copy of Chapter 8, "HELPMAKE," from the "Microsoft QuickC Version 2.00: ToolKit" manual.

READ.ME contains the following two topics, which are taken from articles in Microsoft's Knowledge Base:

  1. How to Make QuickBasic 4.50 Recognize Custom Help Files
  2. QB 4.50 Help Incorrectly Displays Context Strings as Titles

HELPMAKE translates help text files into a help database accessible from within the following Microsoft products:

   Microsoft Editor (M.EXE or MEP.EXE)
   Microsoft QuickC 2.00 or 2.01
   Microsoft QuickBasic 4.50 (QB.EXE)
   Microsoft QuickBasic Extended (QBX.EXE) from Basic PDS 7.00
   Microsoft OS/2 Programmer's Toolkit QuickHelp Utility

Additional reference words: QuickBas softlib

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Last reviewed: May 30, 1996
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