Creating a HTML Help File
This topic will walk you through the steps of creating a help file for Microsoft HTML Help 1.0, the current help platform for Microsoft Windows.
A help file for Microsoft Help 1.0 is a single file with the extension .CHM. It can easily be viewed in the Microsoft help viewer by double-clicking the file in Windows Explorer. The help file contains a compressed compilation of several other files, such as HTML topic files, images, and other information such as the table of contents, index, etc.
To create a compiled help file, you need to
Create a help document
You should see two initial topics, “First Topic” and “Second Topic”. For now, leave the text as it is and continue with the following steps.
To export, compile and view the help file
After you click the toolbar button, an output window will pop up, in which you can monitor the progress of building the help file. When the help file is built, it will be displayed automatically.