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Managing Microsoft compiled html help files in Linux

Dec 19, 2009, 11:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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"And sometimes you want to be able view these files in another format. Well, fortunately the Linux development community has solved that problem by creating various tools to manage these .chm files.

"In this tutorial you are going to learn how to view .chm files and convert them to both html and pdf documents. This tutorial will be using the Ubuntu distribution, but this task can be tackled with just about any distribution available.

"View chm files

"Before we get into converting these files, let's see how to simply view them in Linux. Luckily there is a single, user-friendly tool for this task. The tool – Xchm. Xchm does one thing – view compiled html documents. This tool can display the contents tree (if one exists), allows you to navigate the document, change the fonts, and search the text."

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