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Author Topic: Would online browsable help files for the apps be useful?  (Read 7949 times)
mouser
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« on: March 16, 2005, 03:07:46 AM »

I'm wondering how valuable people think it would be to make the help files for my programs browsable online?
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2005, 04:01:33 PM »

hello mouser,

would this be instead of providing 'help' with the installed programs or as a compliment - just wondering why you would have both, unless the online version offers something exta?
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« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2005, 04:20:08 PM »

i should have been clearer-

the only thing i was talking about was making it possible for visitors to the web site to be able to browse the help files online *without* ever installing the program.  so it would just be a way for people to glance through the manual without having to actually install the program.
for people who already have it installed it would be of no value, you'd always have the normal help files in the program when you install it.
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« Reply #3 on: March 19, 2005, 08:42:10 AM »

if you think it's going to encourage a new user to try the software out then it sounds like a good idea.

it can't do any harm.
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« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2005, 02:39:09 PM »

It's always usefull.
When I suggest programs for other people I try to direc them to the "faq" or help files of the program.
I guess we are all lazy, downloading, packing up, installing, trying.. What a drag...  embarassed
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« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2005, 02:50:35 PM »

i've added it for find&run robot and i will add the online help for the other programs as i update them; another advantage is it gives you a way to see the program history changelog.
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« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2005, 05:33:53 AM »

How is the language-settings doing?
Are you moving towards multilangual, or has it low priority?
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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2005, 04:28:39 AM »

I would definitely like to do multilingual versions, and i spent some time looking at software to aid multilingual design, its just not as high priority at the moment as fixing the lingering bugs..

but i haven't forgotten and i will definitely like to take you guys up on your offers to help.
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