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    Printing hlp file

    Somebody knows how to print a help file in one shot? I mean be able to print the complete file with all pages linked by a hyperlink.

    Marcel

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    Re: Printing hlp file

    If you are using XP, you may print the contents of a particular help file by clicking the 'Print' button at the top of the 'Help and Support Center' right-hand content panel as indicated below.

    If you know excactly which file you need, you may navigate to C:WINDOWSHelp, choose your .chm file, open, click 'Options' and select 'Print...'. You will then get a dialog box that will give you the choice to print a selected topic or print a selected heading and all sub-topics.
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    Re: Printing hlp file

    If it's the old style .hlp file, you may be out of luck. One of the big problems with the old WinHelp system was that you could not print more than a single topic if you wanted to. Later HTML based versions of help (like the one Bruce is refering to) allow you to follow the links like IE allows. This is an old problem, and there may be some utilities out there to print an entire help file. At one point, you could get a .hlp decomplier to convert the file back to something resembling the source, which was an RTF document that you could open and print in Word.

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    Re: Printing hlp file

    Thank you for your help. I have downloaded a help decompiler utility and it worked fine, I have this help file in Word.

    Marcel

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    Re: Printing hlp file

    The .chm files are totally accessible. The .hlp files are not and refer to their corresponding .chm files anyway, so I left them out.

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    Re: Printing hlp file

    Hi Marcel

    Could you post the link to the site where you downloaded the decompiler? I, for one, would like to add the decompiler to my "collection".

    Thanks, and........

    Have a Great day!!!
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    Re: Printing hlp file

    Hereunder are the two links:
    http://www.featurecreeps.com/ for the help Decompiler Shell
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    http://www.simtel.net/pub/dl/23694.html for the help Decompiler

    Hope these are helpful,

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    Re: Printing hlp file

    Hi Marcel

    Thanks for the links!

    I don't have a need for the software right now , but I've downloaded it for the next time that I do.

    Have a Great day!!!
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