[Lazarus] Building help files: the nitty-gritty

Michael Van Canneyt michael at freepascal.org
Mon Jul 23 20:27:32 CEST 2012

On Mon, 23 Jul 2012, Graeme Geldenhuys wrote:

> On 23 July 2012 13:13, Reinier Olislagers <reinierolislagers at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> Although highly non-portable.
>> Agreed. Any takers for adding PDF functionality to lhelp or docview ;)
> DocView will shortly have PDF support - but only in the form of saving
> help topics or selected topics to PDF, which could then later be
> printed (or emailed) if needed.
> As for your whole idea of using PDF's as some form of application help
> system - that's just crazy. You are trying to fit a square into a
> round hole. Use a decent documentation system like DocView instead -
> which was designed for that purpose.

I don't agree it is crazy ?

I use PDF for application help. Works perfectly, F1 and all. 
It has all properties you expect from a help system (including hyperlinks), 
and can be used to print to boot.


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