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CHM Editor Giveaway

Giveaway of the day — CHM Editor

CHM Editor is a handy WYSIWYG editor which can be used for editing and translating CHM files.
User rating: 187 79 comments

CHM Editor was available as a giveaway on June 2, 2007!

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$19.96 / month
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CHM Editor is a handy WYSIWYG editor which can be used for editing and translating CHM files. You can translate your e-Books in CHM format easily and quickly.

Besides, this is perfect tool for localization your CHM Help files. You can solve several tasks at once by using CHM Editor:

  1. This is a powerful tool for editing CHM, you can change and save chm file directly without downloading any additional tools or editors;
  2. It allows you translate any chm-file using one of available translation services.

System Requirements:

Windows 95/98/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista





File Size:

1.19 MB



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Developed by The TortoiseSVN team
Developed by IDM Computer Solutions, Inc.
Developed by Atanas Neshkov

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Actually, you are not entirely correct about the new Vista help files.

WinHlp32.exe is not shipped with Vista (although the 16-bit app was, for some odd reason). Microsoft says HLP format included with every shipment since 3.1 'no longer meets MS standards' and in order to read Legacy help files, Vista users have to copy the WinHlp32.exe file from the \Windows file on an older machine (9x, ME or XP) and place it in a folder on the Vista machine (not the Vista help folder!).

(That workaround was pending Microsoft's release of the commercial version of Vista; after that release MS intended to provide a download to rectify the situation. Hopefully that has been accomplished.)

So, there actually HAS been a change to Vista help files; #26 was on the right track. Vista will not read HLP; it will, however, read CHM.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I guess I'm probably getting the last word on this. Like 42 and 50, I am also a technical writer, so I understand what this software does and what CHM means. If you want to know what a CHM file is, click on the Help button of any software package or Web site. So, unless you spend your time trying to explain how to use a Web site or software package, this program isn't for you.

You could give GOTD and GridinSoft the courtesy of testing it out or you can just wait until tomorrow's giveaway, but please don't complain. I'm sure it's not easy coming up with SOMETHING to offer EVERY DAY. It's also ridiculous to think you NEED to download something EVERY DAY from here. Please, either show some appreciation, offer some constructive criticism (such as a freeware alternative), or respectfully decline to comment.

Thank you GOTD for all the free software I've downloaded from you. I'm always curious to find out what you'll offer next! Keep up the good work!

Reply   |   Comment by Chris P.  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I was very glad to see this offering today, but, as usual, I like to wait and see what the feedback looks like before I try it.

BladedThoth's review gave me pause for thought, especially that runtime error he came across. However, after searching the Web for something similar, I decided it was worth trying this puppy.

- It installed swiftly and without any hassles.
- It allowed me to open and edit its own CHM help file without any hassles and with no error messages.

Neither Pro nor Con:
- Very spartan and bare-bones
- The only options that can be set are:
-- use a proxy server for connecting to online translators,
-- show or hide the three available toolbars (edit, format, translator)
- I did not even try the translator feature: I have no use for it, and online translation is notoriously bad anyway. I have disabled that tool bar.

- Nothing indicates that it's registered, except for the fact that nothing says it's a trial version... (Since I didn't install the trial before doing the GOTD install, I'm simply assuming the trial version says it's a trial.)
- It doesn’t open .hlp files, which is what some older programs use
- There’s no way to close a file in order to open another one and work on it – you have to close the program and re-open it to load the new file.
- You can load a second file, but the right pane still shows the file you just worked on, and if you click on the new file, you get an error message. If you click on “refresh” (or use F5), you get the Internet Explorer-style ‘Page not found’ window that BladedThoth mentioned. If you then click on another page in the new file, you do see it, but clicking back in the first page that gave the “Page not found” just shows a blank page – it simply won’t load the page. Once again, you have to close the program and re-open it to load the new file.
- The only online translators available are Google and Yahoo, and there doesn’t seem to be any way to add one of the other ones -- SYSTRAN or Promt/Reverso, for instance, which are marginally better (AltaVista’s Babel Fish is powered by SYSTRAN).
- There seems to be no way to eliminate the translator languages that you’re not interested in using, which keeps the interface more cluttered than it needs to be.
- Price. $49 is too much considering all the of the above, and even if those things were fixed, it's far more than I'd want to pay for what I want to do with the program.

Final word: It’s still a keeper for me, but only as a freebie (or maybe $20 max). I can work around the quirks and still find it useful for what I want to do, which is annotate the help files of the programs I use. Sure, some help files let you add your own notes, but they use a small green paperclip which is hard to see, and they place it at the top of the page. With this program, I can place my notes where I want: near the item that needs to be annotated. And I can change the font color to make it stand out.

Wish list (besides fixing the issues noted above): It would be nice to have a highlight feature, instead of having to change the font color to get highlighted text.

Reply   |   Comment by Terry  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

1. Windows OS. Check.
2. CHM Editor. Check.
3. Memory of recent computer crash. Check.
4. Desire to avoid headaches incurred during
last computer crash. Check and double Check.

Alrighty then, I am absolutely good to go! This CHM Editor is going to simplify my life by allowing me to compile all of the help files I have accumulated since Windows XP came into my life.

Think about it: all those files from the manufacturers and vendors, management tools, troubleshooting results, benchmark and driver information combined with often-colorful words of wisdom gleaned from exasperated, frustrated and downright cranky victims of Windows operating systems...merged into one tidy file.

No longer will I have to rummage through the filing cabinet for the Command Line Reference codes or the specific steps required to identify a fault in NETSH. I can forget the shuffle-rustle-cuss routine, not that I find anything WRONG with hard copies mind you...it is just that my feng shui morphs to 'flung shui' after searching for that one paragraph of information buried in a five-foot, five-drawer filing cabinet.

Thanks to the kind folks at GridinSoft and Giveaway of the Day, the paper blizzard will become a distant memory ... the more distant, the better.

Once I have merged my help files and transferred them to other media (DVD? audio tape? CD?), the information I need will be accessible and searchable. By next year, the money I save on paper and printer ink should just about cover the cost of a new computer .. a Mac.

Reply   |   Comment by Bobby  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

26 chuck -- you thought MS ha something new for helpfiles that replaced CHM?? First I've heard of it! Every help file I see is still in CHM. Do ya remember what the new thing is, or where you heard about it?

23 kiril -- Good point about a mother explaining things to a baby. Unfortunately, neither GOTD nor this developer is your mother, so it isn't reasonable to expect them to perform her functions. Try a search engine like, oh, maybe GOOGLE, or a source like, mmm, WIKIPEDIA for finding information. Keane's logic was exactly right and eloquently expressed. If you see a tool and don't know what it's for, you don't need it. If you think you might someday need it if you start doing what it does, but yo don't know what that is, then LOOK IT UP! How is it the responsibility of anyone else to take you by the hand and lead you to the, um, teat?

Everbody who complains about quality of language translation -- the description says this uses one of the translation engines out on the web, not its own, so your problem is with google or whoever makes whatever one you used, not with this program. Right?

Reply   |   Comment by madman  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

OMG this is the greatest software in the known universe LMFAO

it even makes the price of gasoline go down to 50 cents a gallon,
and there will be no more world hunger.

good lord.....

Reply   |   Comment by Vilulf  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

For the last few days personally I thought that the software offerings were not useful for the average user. My suggestion would be to offer something like FineCrypt or a folder locker program. These would be great for personal use. I found a few freewares but as usual they are severely limited in functionality i.e., capability to create a self extracting encrypted exe file which can have maximum 5 files or capability to lock only parent folder and not sub-folders.

Reply   |   Comment by dundee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

When I saw this, I thought 'great'. Just what I need, a CHM writer. Until I read the reviews that is.
Another lemon by the look of it :(

Reply   |   Comment by CJ  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


People like me get annoyed with GOATD when they try and 'giveaway' software that is sub-par commercial quality. Whats the point giving away non-free software if there are free alternatives that do a better job?

I don't normally post here cos I just check the 'giveaway' and if it's of no use to me I leave. I normally find more interesting the comments where people give links to better opensource/freeware apps that do the same thing.

In the end GOATD isn't doing you a favour with this service. They are a business making money. It just so happens that some people may benefit from the service they provide.

Reply   |   Comment by MC  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

CHM files are better than pdf imo for distributing help files or ebook type publications. PDF can lag a lower end computer to the point where it wants to crash. CHMs are much less resource intensive than a pdf. I my self have no real need for it but still a handy app for many im sure. Grab it give it a go and see what intresting uses you can find for it.

As for tranlasions well all the services tend to suck so dont expect much from them in that regard. Might get you to the point where you can at least make partial sense of a non native language help file but thats about it. And really thats all they are ment to do.

And really people why in the heck do you feel theres a need to bash this site for their givaways? If yo dont have a use for a given program dont get it. No need to say what worthless crap junk trash etc.

I just got to say if I was a admin here I would ban for such worthless comments. I dont bother with or want screen savers. I think their all worthless paid free or OS included but i dont go posting flames about them every chance I get.

Reply   |   Comment by novaflare  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Well, since I don't have a new screensaver to gaze at today, I'm gonna spend my time looking for an articulated lorry........

Reply   |   Comment by DROWNINGINDETROILET  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I was looking for this kind of software.

I really like it.

Very easy to edit CHM files.

But the program is not worth $49.

If you don't already compile CHM files, this program
will be nearly useless to you, but to modify existing
CHM files it's a nice piece of software

Reply   |   Comment by pat  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What? 49 bucks for this? I think April Fool's Day is over...

Reply   |   Comment by Biber  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

rolf @ comment #3.

Excellent software, though I personally have no use for it.

Reply   |   Comment by Ceverat  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I have uninstalled my Internet Explorer complete, so this tool
is very useful to read helpfiles, thx.

Reply   |   Comment by Matern  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Well, I know there are a lot of naysayers above - but this tool looks like it will become VERY valuable in my developer's toolbox.

If you've ever been given a Help File (CHM) without any of the source files, you don't have to worry about rebuilding it from scratch - this tool lets you do it.

This also makes it really easy to do technical editing on CHM files - because you can give it to someone and then review the changes to make it look the way they want.

Great choice - GAOTD!

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)


Hello GiAwOfThDa Team & Fans, thanks to my neighbor (”Computer Bob”), I know what CHM stands for: “CHinese-Mandarin”. No more, no less (like CJK standing for Chinese-Japanese-Korean). Don’t let anyone fool you with another explanation.
So, this little GAOTD gem translates ANY text into Chinese-Mandarin. Since I watched Kung-Fu with David Carradine I dreamt about publishing a book in China. Now I will be able to translate my space-blog into CHM and reach millions (billions?) of new friends in China. I almost have to cry because I am so terribly HAPPY, THANKS, THANKS THANKS.


Reply   |   Comment by Joey Dalton  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Unless one would like to edit a help file one may not find this software useful. I have never edited any help file! Neither I am going to edit one. So,for me it is useless.

Reply   |   Comment by prober  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

So... screensavers would be better giveaways than this?? :)

Reply   |   Comment by Cocobabs  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

@15: Thank you! That allows me to do much more than the one on offer here. The translation is mediocre but it's free and you can't complain about that but if I brought it at $49 I would be gutted.

Reply   |   Comment by Saju  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Those of you commenting that this is good software are liars.

Reply   |   Comment by Eyelady  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

This program has little use for the "average" user, however there are times where either a step is needed to be added to a help file or a program is from a foreign country and their help files are not translated. I will say that one can copy and paste into a web based translation company, there are several that have both human (paid) and machine (free) translators I use alot, now I guess I can save the ONE program whose help files are in German. MiX PiX Rating 1-10 = 1 Overall, the saving grace is that is was free and it is a small app. Won't hurt but likely not useful for most. Anyway thanks GAOTHD.

Reply   |   Comment by MichaelBee  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Weird piece of software. It can completely create new CHM files when you edit something, but you arn't able to start a new project. Very weird, it's just an editor but already contains a function to compile CHM files. It should not only be an editor, but also a 'Create new CHM file' program. But above that, in case it stays at an editor, it's a nice piece of software.

Reply   |   Comment by windir  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I too thought this was for creating CHM help files, but from the comments it appears not.

However, any company that names their red-eye removal software:
"Hide Hellion Eye", gains points in my book!
Their "PHP Processor" might be interesting...

Reply   |   Comment by Ballpeen  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

totally useless to me, thanks anyway GAOTD

Reply   |   Comment by KID  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

@47 You can't create help files with this tool, only edit available files.
The Translation is very bad.
Who needs this stuff ?
Software developers have certainly better programs...

Reply   |   Comment by abc  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I haven't downloaded this piece of software simply because I don't need it. However, I thought I might add some comments here.

It amazes me how many people complain about software offered here at GOTD. In most cases, it not because the software quality is bad or because it doesn't do what it claims, mostly it's due to people not knowing what it's for or not having a use for it.

I would have to agree with #21. If you don't know what CHM is then you don't really need this software. If you don't know what CHM is then don't blame the software company, just take some time to do a little research. If you don't know what CHM is or if you don't have a use for the software don't complain about it or give it a thumbs down, just pass it up and wait for the next software to be offered that you might be able to use.

In regards to CHM, everyone knows what CHM is whether they realize it or not. If an installed software comes with a separate help file, it's most likely in CHM format. The standard icon for a CHM file is a piece of paper with a large yellow question mark on it. Just look through your programs under your start menu and see how many of them include help files with this icon. When you see one of those icons just click on it and it will open up a standard help file that tells you about your software. While CHM was originally just for these help files some people have started using CHM format to publish ebooks, ezines, and other informational files that they want to be able to distribute over the internet.

Again, don't blame the software, the developer, or GOTD for your lack of understanding.

Reply   |   Comment by Roy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

I uninstalled it after about 2 hours of messing with it. How do you create a CHM file? Not really a question here, apparently you cannot create, but only edit and translate what is already there. It isnt a very good translator either. Eventually got a Runtime error or something liek that. I wouldnt give $5 for this software. At first glimpse, it looked promising, but it isn't. I love GAOTD efforts, but this one is way subpar. A screensaver is better than this.

Reply   |   Comment by chuck  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#39 Andreas, et al.

- Microsoft's Official description of CHM -


Reply   |   Comment by Crabby Gabby  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thanks for the great programs offered on here. The last two programs have been very helpful. Many programs offered on here can not be replaced with freeware because the freeware doesn't always have all the nice features that the software on here has. Also all because someone finds no use for a software program or already has something they like better doesn't mean someone else won't find good use of the software. People that are here complaining daily need to get a life. You obviously don't know how to use your time well if you use it to come to a site you say you find useless and just post complaints all day long. Instead use your time to make a "better" program and give us a link. Or clean trash on the sides of roads. Or help feed the poor. Do something useful!

Reply   |   Comment by Matt  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

It's a very nice program for technical writers who want to make minor adjustments to a CHM file that has already been created. Can also be useful when the original source is no longer available. Please don't criticize the product just because you do not understand CHM files. Those of us who do technical writing see this as a nice tool to have. Thanks much for making this available. I wasn't aware of such a product. :)

Reply   |   Comment by david  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)


If this works right, I will be even more happy with GAOTD than i was.

I tried making DVD's but they can't link to the internet, so THIS is what N3xt0y Designs needs.

Reply   |   Comment by N3xt0y Designs  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

this application is very ok. it can only edit CHM though. But this is enough for now. It is not a problem to compile CHM from many HTML's, using some of the mentioned above MS's and Abee's compilers.
And with this one you can easily edit them, which is just what i wanted so long time!
great GAOTD, thank you.
Now it is very easy to complete(basically, EDIT) HTML-books and articles in one file, instead of having them in many separate files.
The help of this software is that you dont have to bother of titles and content so much while creating the book, you can edit it later with THIS tool, which is cewl!
And somebody mentioned that the editor is "barebones". Actually there's simly everything what you need from the editor! the best thing is that u can insert own html source! Means u can create HTML by other html-editor(my choice is "Sothink HTML Editor", which is free), and then insert it into page code.

Reply   |   Comment by Ulrikhe Lukoie  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

thanks give away of the day
this great for me,as i create software programs
and have to make help files for them
this makes the work ALOT easier!
i was gonna pay for something like this!

Reply   |   Comment by Fonelocker  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

#30 It is because you are using arrows in your posts that are read by the site as HTML and therefore cannot display it as the text you want. Don't use arrows in this way, use other symbols.

I totally agree with #21 - since when did software need explanations? Can you imagine the uproar if, on Screensaver Days, the description explained in fine detail what a screensaver actually is? It is not the fault of the developer that we do not know this nor should they be expected to go through this with us. Not every piece of software offered here is tailored for your own personal use as many people seem to think. If you can't use it (not knowing what it is indicates that) then don't download it.

I had no idea what CHM was but looked it up and seemingly it is the file type in which Help files of programs are written. This piece of software translates those help files into different languages so that you can distribute your software to different countries. As such it seems more for developers than anyone else; although the description mentions e-books, I personally have dealt with ebooks for a few years, writing and selling my own. I have never once heard of CHM and as such never even had a use for it, I certainly would never create an ebook in CHM, particularly with the universal PDF format being so ideal to do so. I suspect many non-developers are the same.

Nevertheless I downloaded and installed the program and have to say, it is incredibly sparse. You can translate the language of your CHMs to other languages and you can add images - that is about all, there are no other buttons or tools. Having said that, tools and buttons are not really necessary as it does not purport to do anything other than translate and add images. Notwithstanding it does look very basic indeed, even more basic than Notepad.

The big disappointment, though is that the translation is very poor indeed and you would have to already speak the second language to be able to correct the many mistakes. In the one that I tested it out on these were plentiful even on only a small paragraph. This is not really acceptable, especially for a program that is priced at $49. If you see some of the games that are offered on the game.giveawayoftheday site, English is evidently not the developers' first language. To be frank it doesn't really bother me that much but many people don't like it and I can see that if children were playing it would be confusing for them and possibly detrimental in their schoolwork. Translating with this CHM Editor produces somewhat worse results than the games write-ups which is very poor for a paid for program offering this service.

For that reason, I can't see the point of a translator that does not translate correctly. There is nothing else to the program, a translator is all it is. And if it does not do this to a satisfactory level then I unfortunately can't see the point of this being used.

Reply   |   Comment by Merril  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Easy use tool to edit chm files, just browse the chm file to edit, save as test chm, browse and open the original chm file with windows chm reader, place original and test side by side windows and go edit the file, very simple. I miss the translation option in my language(danish)but a dictionary english - danish danish - english will do it.

So give it a try.


Reply   |   Comment by Daddy  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

"15 thumbs up in less then half an hour for something that the average user, and even ol’ hands like me, doesn’t even know what it does …. *sigh* something tells me it’s going to be one of those days again

Comment by Belgian dude"

I wonder if people visiting the site are misinterpreting the thumbs up-thumbs down, thinking that clicking one or the other will filter the comments to positive or negative? GAOTD - can you make those selections more clear as voting tools only?

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Marion  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The backup program would be handy next please.

Reply   |   Comment by Don Stuart  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

What is CHM? It is the format of HTML help files. As a technical writer, I frequently create online help files (using a help authoring tool such as RoboHelp). The output of the help authoring tool is a .CHM file.

Sometimes, I need to revise an existing help file. This program could be useful then. Occasionally, the original project files from which the CHM was created cannot be found. In such a case, a CHM editor like this one would be a godsend.

If this one works well, I can use it to revise existing CHM help files without having to recreate them. And if I like this one, I will review it in my weekly blog on free and cheap utilities, Jonathan's Tool Bar & Grill (http://jonathanstoolbar.blogspot.com).

Thank you, GOTD, for this program!

Reply   |   Comment by Jonathan  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Hello everybody! Today's 15-Minute Review is up! Check it out!


Reply   |   Comment by BladedThoth  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

At first when I saw this program, i thought it would be a great and useful program, as I've just had to make a .chm a couple of weeks ago, and i have to translate it at some time. But this program seams to lack many needed features, such as the option of translation the index and a spelling checker. Furthermore their own help file is very limited.
Instead i would suggest using
Microsoft HTML Help from Microsoft( free )
which besides being able to create .CHMs from HTML also is able to decompile them.

Reply   |   Comment by Clement  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

whats CHM?

Reply   |   Comment by Andreas  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

I've been looking for a piece of software capable of composing chm files for a long time. And this does NOT solve the problem - be warn, this software can not create new CHM files. You alse can not alter the structure of an existing file - the only thing you can do is to modify existing pages in a CHM file.

Reply   |   Comment by Trupik  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Q+A for this software from previous comments.

Question: Why THIS for today's giveaway? I mean who needs (or let alone wants) a CHM editor?

Answer: Because they have nothing else better to "give away" (unless you really want another LAME screensaver!) These recent giveaways are extremely horrible!

Question: WHO would buy this for $49?

Answer: Nobody, thats why they give it for free! Even then, downloading it is a complete waste...

Question: I think GIVEAWAY OF THE DAY SUCKS, is there any alternative places where I can get free and better software?

Answer: Yes, in fact, all of these "licensed" software can be replaced by FREEWARE! (see comments of relevant giveaways). I personally will not waste my time visitng this site for useless software.

2 Minute Review

Ease of Use: 1/5

Feature Set: 1/5

Value for Money: 0/5

Overall: 1/5

Bottomline: Don't download this garbage! Barely any features and very useless. Who would even pay for this?

Reply   |   Comment by Sarah Dohl  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

#21: But is it *that* hard to at least describe what a .CHM file is? #7 took only a few sentences to do so. Why can't the opening description do the same?

Reply   |   Comment by Washu  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Thank GAOTD but it doesn't work on Microsoft Windows 3.11 for Workgroups. Hoping one day I might find something that works. Now where did I put my false teeth?

Reply   |   Comment by keiko  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I Was About To Do Some Research On what This Program Was All About,But Then I Read #21's Comment.So Since I Don't Know What Chm Is,I Don't Need This,As He Stated.Now I Don't Have To Go Twisting My Brain.Thanks Keane!

Reply   |   Comment by Brittny Dunn (brittbaby)  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Ok, I'm back after trying the soft... As I guessed, it doesn't allow to create a chm file, but only to modify a pre-existing file.

You can edit it in wysiwyg or source mode, and then save as...

Frankly, it is not totally useless (but almost) but clearly overpriced.

As free, thanks GAOTD and GrindinSoft ! :)

(this being said, no thumbs for me today : neither up or down...)

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

To #22, unless I misunderstood, CHM Decoder is free.

So I come to my point : who would pay 49$ to modify a CHM when a free tools allows to convert it into HTML for free and then modify the HTML?

If you are the original maker of the CHM you have the uncompiled sources, so you can translate from them directly.
If you are not the original maker of the CHM, why the hell would you want to translate it ? if I buy a soft that come a chm help, if I can read it, why would I translate it for my personal use ? and if not for my personal use, I'm not sure I'm entitled to do so.

Reply   |   Comment by Franck  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

I installed this thinking it might be a useful way to compose help documents. However, it's only really capable of opening existing files and editing them, there doesn't seem to be any facility to add additional pages. So even saving the existing file as a new one isn't going to help you create help files.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike  –  16 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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