Import a CHM into Flare?

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Import a CHM into Flare?

Postby jtraeger on Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:03 pm

Is there a graceful way to import a CHM into Flare?

I have a friend (no, really, it isn't me!) who somehow lost his source files, and wants to find a way to recreate it and continue the work.

The only solution I've found so far is to convert the CHM to HTML, then transform that to XML in Flare, file by file. Nope, we don't have Analyzer.

Is there a more elegant way to import a CHM directly into Flare? Any pointers greatly appreciated.
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Re: Import a CHM into Flare?

Postby Pete Lees on Thu Jul 10, 2008 1:39 pm

Hi,

If all that your friend has is the .chm file, he might try decompiling it with the free KeyTools utility — the only decompiler to my knowledge that provides the option to recreate the HTML Help project (.hhp) file — and then use the .hhp file to import the project into Flare. See:

Importing an HTML Help Project

Here are some additional notes on reverse-engineering a .chm file:

http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/reverse_engineering/reverse_engineering.htm

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Re: Import a CHM into Flare?

Postby jtraeger on Thu Jul 10, 2008 2:00 pm

Great input. We'll DL the application and give it a try. Thanks so much!
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Re: Import a CHM into Flare?

Postby Richard Ferrell on Mon Jul 14, 2008 6:41 am

Great Link, Thanks alot Pete!
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