Dec 082017
 
Visual basic help writer version 1.8 - shareware.

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VB HelpWriter "Lite" edition is a complete,
WYSIWYG Windows helpfile development tool.
It is FREEWARE and helpfiles may
be freely distributed without royalties.
This "Lite" edition creates helpfiles up to
30 topics, (about 3x NOTEPAD's helpfile).
THIS IS VERSION 1.9.2


File VBHW18.ZIP from The Programmer’s Corner in
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Visual basic help writer version 1.8 – shareware.
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Contents of the README.TXT file


VB HelpWriter "Lite" edition is a complete,
WYSIWYG Windows helpfile development tool.
It is FREEWARE and helpfiles may
be freely distributed without royalties.
This "Lite" edition creates helpfiles up to
30 topics, (about 3x NOTEPAD's helpfile).
THIS IS VERSION 1.9.2
Changes in 1.9.2
* Fixed "No Word Wrap" feature to NOT insert a CR before paragraphs
* Fixed syntax errors in automatically generated CONTXTID.BAS (SORRY bout that)
* Added dialog when first opening a file if resources are too low
* Fixed "Endless loop" when closing a topics before compile if topic is too large
* Autogenerate now **PRESERVES** all existing HelpContextIDs
(That means there's no tinkering with your VB code after autogeneration)
* Autogenerate now creates a separate topic for each control on a form with a valid
HelpContextID (<32000)
* Existing Help Macro copied to the macro entry panel when using macro picklist


Changes in 1.9.1
* Added POPUP help subroutine to BAS code generation module
* Fixed "Set window size/Pos" when maximized error
* Fixed Error when right button clicked on "BACK" button and no topics loaded
* Fixed error changing ContextID to duplicate then switching TABS
* Disabled erroneous "Purchase for more features" message in PRO edition
* PREVIEW topics now enabled in the STANDARD edition of VB HelpWriter
* Added a utility function to test all topics for corruption after a crash


Changes in 1.9.0
* Export RTF function fixed to work with Word 6.0
* GLOSSARY now exported for manual creation
* Fixed GPF in global Replace dialog after all replacements are completed
* Fixed an "endless loop" condition with dictionary term surrounded
by "quote characters
* Fixed a bug where the main window was "ALWAYS ON TOP" when fixed size
* Extra protection if memory allocation error occurs
* Fixed problem with Aboutbox when opening file before aboutbox disappears
* PREVIEW now requires an extra OK to prevent accidental compiles
* Right mouse button on "back" history button displays startup topic


Changes in 1.8.9
* !!NEW!! Current editor DLLs for improved editing behavior
* Fixed the "margin" bug in high res (1024x768 or higher)
* Fixed endless loop when PREVIEW a completely empty topic
* Easier to change topic titles in topic info dialog
* Easier to add definitions in definitions dialog
* Add definitions without an open topic
* Improved error handlind in SEARCH dialog
* Search String has focus in Search Dialog on startup
* Improved program unloading code
* Changed default browse sequence from "Index:" to "Browse:"
* Import Topics feature uses first non-empty text for topic title
* Improved helpfile

Changes in 1.8.8
* TAG properties now imported into helpfile as intended
* Fixed "Invalid index" bug in topic selection menu
* Error handling for missing macro file added

Changes in 1.8.7
* Added macro selection box (No more looking in the manual for syntax)
* Improved memory management
* Fixed error when deleting last GLOSSARY entry
* Handles larger help topics (incl graphics)
* Other minor bugfixes...
(This version's biggest addition is online selection of help MACROS)


Changes in 1.8.6
* 30 topics in LITE edition!!!
* Improved automatic helpfile creation from VB code
(creates multiple linked topics)
* Now Accepts command parameters to autoload files on startup
* Added GLOSSARY button for easy glossary access
* Uses latest version of VSVBX.VBX
* Removed extra space after international chars
* Does not miss graphics when graphic text wraps across lines
* Added ROOT directive to make sure helpfile always generated in the proper directory
* Checks copyright string length as it is being entered.
* Removed copyright from generated code for registered users
* Option to disable constant declarations in the automatically generated VB code
* Better memory management of JUMPs


Changes in 1.8.5
* Spellchecking (PRO version only)
* Much better handling of HUGE helpfiles
(it monitors GDI resources and makes sure you never run too low)
* Startup topic is the 1st topic displayed after loading
* Smaller topic information dialog
* Alphabetized topic selection bar
* Improved Program Options dialog
* Capability to set the "Glossary" topic title
* Option to disable the "16 color" video driver warning
* Search/Replace no longer gets stuck when "cancel" selected

Changes in 1.8.2
* Support for international character sets in title and keywords
* Fixed reversed labels in topic information dialog
* Fixed out of range entries (>32000) for HelpContextID in
Topic information dialog

Changes in 1.8.0
* !!!Drag 'n Drop browse sequence creation!!!
* Improved Import/Export RTF (PRO version only)
* Improved "save before exit" handling
* Improved memory management
* Ability to add user macros to help project file
* Main window colors always settable (even without fixed size
window position)
* Ruler not showing below icon bar (1024x768 mode)
* Improved helpfile setup and topic information dialogs

Changes in 1.7.0
* UNDO all edits
* Uses less system resources (more free memory)
* Supports windows metafile graphics
* Supports (c), (r), International Currency, and math symbols
* Saves editor settings between sessions.

Changes in 1.6.5
o Improved memory management to avoid crash when autogenerating large
help topics
o Same fix prevents crash when deleting a topic
o Fixed 3D problem that exists with some versions of Norton Desktop


Known bugs and workarounds:
*** 3D dialogs may cause problems with Norton Desktop or OS/2 ***
If your system hangs(GPFs) when loading, add the line:

"3D=0"

to your HELPWRIT.INI file, under the OPTIONS heading,
as shown below...

[OPTIONS]
3D = 0
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*** HighEdit with VB HelpWriter not the same as shipping version ***
VB HelpWriter installs HighEdit into the HelpWrit directory to
avoid any conflicts with version 1.x of HighEdit.

If you have other versions of HighEdit, please do not move this version
from your VB HelpWriter directory, because the shipping version of
HighEdit (2.0 ) has a mouse handling problem that affects drag n'
drop in this application.
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