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Samual Harvey
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Joined: Aug 06, 2002
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Any suggestions guys how to implement Help Menu.
1.How good is it to use JeditorPane and store the html help file inside the jar file?
2. Should we provide access to documentation from the main client Window?
3.What all should be included inside the Help Menu?
Thanks.


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Valentin Crettaz
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You might to have a look at JavaHelp :
http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp


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Samual Harvey
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Originally posted by Valentin Crettaz:
You might to have a look at JavaHelp :
http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp

Guys do we have to use JavaHelp software to build the help files.
Thanks.
Michael Morris
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Hi Samual,
No, not if you don't want to. I just used JEditorPane with HTML help files. The help sytem was accessed thru the Help->Help Topics menu item. The HTML files were added to the executable jars and loaded as a resource. I also made them available in the docs directory of the submission jar file.
Hope this helps,
Michael Morris


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Samual Harvey
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Yep. Thats what I was thinking to do. This is simple approach and should be good enough for the assignment.
 
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