HelpSmith 3.3 is Available for Download

Divcom Software is pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 3.3. HelpSmith is a powerful help authoring tool for quick creation of professional help systems (HTML Help, Web Help), Printed Manuals, and PDF documents. The new version includes improved Unicode support, the ability to use Flash and QuickTime animations, better compatibility of Web Help with Google Chrome, and other new features.

HelpSmith constantly receives positive feedback from its users due to its simplicity in use combined with a professional feature set, and comparatively low price. We hope you will also find it useful.

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  • frazer

finding code


I am adding a search engine to a CMS I built.  I want the results to come out like on google or wikipedia, with the relevant parts of the page highlighted.

I know this has been written and implemented so many times,
but on a preliminary search I realised I must be bad at finding shared code.

Can any one suggest a quick way to find shared code?

  • ainante

Getting so confused…

I don’t have any experience in building multi-user program and I have to build a conference program (as study project) and as the first step I should explain the different choices to build it. So I can make it as client-server program, p2p, or “replication” as the instructor said which I didn’t get until now what it does mean. :(
My questions:
1-    Is there other choice for building such programs?
2-    When I search about “replication” I understand it and it is about database usually so it requires server so we return to the client-server model. Is that right?… I really got so confused.
3-    Doesn’t p2p also needs some kind of sever?
4-    How NetMeeting works? I think my program should be similar to it
5-    I think If the program implemented to work in LAN network it MAY doesn’t need server but if it is for the web there should be a server. Am I right?


  • istril

Hope this is not off-topic...

Greetings! I'm a library sciences student, and at my local library I've been put in charge of the computer books section. So, I need to do a little research into the software and computer industry and was hoping you could point me in the right direction.

the W3c has some nice information about how many people are using what OS and what browser, but I'd LOVE to find a resource with information like this about other software. Like what word processing programs have what percent of the market share, etc. The hard part about this is I need a free resource.

If you know any listservs or feeds or anything that talks about software news and releases and things, that would be great too. I just need to be able to know what my patrons are using and anticipate what books I need to buy.

I appreciate any help you can give, and apologies if this is not allowed!

(no subject)

Hi everyone,

I really hope this is not an inappropriate place for this. Do any of you want a job doing front-end development in the Bay Area (Redwood City)? Or maybe you have friends who are looking for a job? To be totally straightforward, I work for a search firm and I'm having trouble finding people who want to develop web applications. So I hate to resort to sending out messages to people I don't know, but it really might be a good opportunity for some of you. Someone with experience working at a web company and a technical degree from a decent school would be best. Let me know, email would be best (

Really sorry if this is just a bothersome message to you all. My company does pay a referral bonus though, of at least $500 if you put us in contact with someone who gets placed in the position. I'm not trying to mess with anyone; just trying to help somebody who is looking for a new job. I would never spam messages to people; I hope that's not how this is interpreted.

- Brian

Online conferences (audio, video)

Need to implement online video and audio conference between 2 web-site users. Would be perfect if user won't have to install any additional software on his machine. Are there any free solutions of this problem? Maybe someone has already implemented that and can share his experience and useful links? Recommendations and links to paid solutions are also welcome.

Social website Idea

Inspiration: Everywhere I go I see posted signs advertising It seems like no matter how remote your location or how minimal your local population, there now exist websites devoted to finding singles in your area. As someone who hasn't had so much experience being single, but LOTS of experience being "lonely" and seemingly "friendless" amongst a HUGE population of people my age, I feel that a website for networking is long overdue. Sure we may live in large cities but rarely do we venture outside our circles when we go out. If you're in a relationship, bar outings typically involve you, your significant other, and either your own or your significant other's friends and their partners. Rarely do we involve ourselves with new faces outside of work or school and even if we want to, rarely do we introduce ourselves to new strangers when faced with the comforting presence of our current friends. As a former member of various sub-cultures including punks and ravers, this "random" meeting of new people with similar interests is an almost guaranteed outcome of attending the various musical events associated with your "scene." I definitely took this for granted in college, meeting 2-a dozen new faces each evening without even trying. If you've been involved in a sub-culture you understand. Simply asking to bum a cigarette or paying someone a compliment on their wardrobe or dance technique is an easy enough way to find a new friend. Then I entered the "real world," full of business types and outgoing yet reserved people, social enough to find themselves in a bar trivia night yet frightened/uninterested enough to avoid social contacts beyond the group they arrived with. Unfortunately I place myself in this category as well; it's not that I don't want to meet new people but when you're already with 10 other people it just seems misplaced and sometimes desperate to strike up conversation with an unknown neighbor. And yet I'm willing to bet there are many like me who have friends and a relationship, and are relatively happy with their life....but still long for others out there with MORE similar interests, or at least a change of the rehearsed, overplayed interactions we're accustomed to. So, my idea is simply to build a site with a basic profile, available for free, to people living in the same zipcode, who aren't looking for anything more than a friend with similar interests. If you're interested and have programming knowledge, please reply so we can get something started.

tickling addiction...

I fixed a few things in again, today.
( eyecandy this time, since the changes were all internal, really).
It was always doing a "save_as" before, because I had not correctly
been globally setting the filename upon saving or opening a file.
Now that's fixed. It won't ask you for a file name for a project
you've opened or already saved, unless, of course, you choose save_as.
Now, TickleText will ask you if you want to save your work before quitting,
if you have modified the text since your last save.
Also, I integrated a calculator.
And, last but not least, the "browser" menu item doesn't point
to Hv3, the tcl browser I have on my system, by default.
The first time you click "browser" a dialog comes up to allow
the user the choose the browser.
Oh yeah, and I loaded in a smaller version of the above logo, as an .ico
file for the user to make a desktop shortcut or whatever.

O versão brasileiro foi atualizado igual o inglês também
(the Brazilian version was updated as was the English, too).
I'll probably have it up in Spanish before this coming week is over, too.
(Probablemente voy localizarlo al español esta semana, también).

Now, the find/replace is a little buggy, yet.
Replace All sometimes misses a few items.
Haven't figured that out...
Also, I will soon be getting it to actually save configurations,
such as the color theme, browser config, etc.
At this moment it save no configs, but, I have learned how to implement that
by having it write a config script and load it with uplevel.

Incidentally, I will also be able to use this same command to get
TransProCalc to save projects, finally!
I had tried simply having it write a script to set variables and run it with
exec to re-open a project, but, of course, that was setting the variables locally
to the proc, but not globally to the program.
Uplevel #0 $project_save will do the trick!
(uplevel #0 $config for the configs for tickle text).

So, I now know what to do...but, I've had enough hacking for today.
It's 3:20 am, and I still have 3000 words of translation to do before the weekend is out,
and we're going to my mom's house for Easter tomorrow, so, this stuff
will have to wait until later this week.