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Re: [JAVAHELP] Exporting JavaHelp / Common document set

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Paul Fussell

There is a free HTML to PDF converter called HTML2DOC available at
http://www.easysw.com. I used it to produce the JavaHelp System User's
Guide from the HTML files in the JavaHelp. Some extra things I had to do were:

Define H1 and H2 to be the same heading in my CSS file so I could use H1
headings in the files that would start chapters and H2 headings in the
files that would be part of a chapter.

Manually create an index.html file from the helpset's index.xml file (could
be done automatically with a script).

Otherwise, the program works pretty well. The only thing it won't do is
produce page numbers for links, which is a real drawback for printed docs.

Another possibility is to author in FrameMaker and use WebWorks to generate
your JavaHelp helpset. FrameMaker can produce PDF pretty easily, and it
does support page numbers and links, so your online PDF users and your
print users both get what they need.

--Paul

At 12:56 AM 10/16/2003, Ulrich Hilger wrote:

>DocAnywhere can transform help sets in JavaHelp format to single PDF files
>complete with TOC. It has limitations but you might want to see if it can
>help:
>http://www.lightdev.com/page32.htm
>
>Ulrich
>
>
>
>javahelp-interest@java.sun.com schrieb am 15.10.03 18:36:18:
> >
> > I was wondering if there was any semi easy way to export JavaHelp to
> one massive HTML file (or some other file for that matter). I have a
> large number of documents that require both a printed and electronic
> (JavaHelp) version. Ideally there would be one
> > “set” of documents that both electronic and printed versions would
> draw from. Does anyone have any good suggestions to tackle this problem?
> I realize there may be a bit of massaging required for the printed
> version to cope with page dimensions and end of page breaks.
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David Knopf

Paul Fussell wrote:

> Another possibility is to author in FrameMaker and use WebWorks to
> generate
> your JavaHelp helpset.

Or author in Word and use WebWorks to generate the
JavaHelp output.

Regards,

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