[Lazarus] Building help files: the nitty-gritty

Marco van de Voort marcov at stack.nl
Sun Jul 22 19:37:12 CEST 2012

On Wed, Jul 18, 2012 at 07:26:29PM +0100, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:
> > (Only one helpfile per app?)
> No, you can concatenate multiple help files, specify a help directory
> (instead of a file), specify an environment variable etc... DocView is
> very flexible with this.

> > I don't ship Lazarus applications.
> :-/   Time to speak to your boss then.

It's mostly my call. There is nothing much to gain there.
> > At work I use Delphi, but I don't ship help with those either.  (though I
> > have in previous jobs).  We ship latex generated manuals in PDF format for
> You guys have it way to easy! :)  All our apps must ship with help
> files, and we have a separate installation PDF. Our end-users are not
> the most computer literate, but they know everything about Maths and
> Science.

Well, the pdf manuals are on average 100-150 pages, but sometimes 300 pages,
40-60% of which is custom per project. Then on top of that, blueprints and
BOMs of all mechanical parts.

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