Subject: Fwd: Thanks!
Hi, gang. I just joined this list, and I wanted to start off by offering a HUGE thanks to everyone who maintains the DocBook Stylesheets and the related resources. (I accidentally sent this message to the docbook list; this is a resend to the right address.) We have been using them where I work for years, and we would not be able to do the things we've done without them! Over the years, I've been asked to do some things that I was not sure would be possible, but the stylesheets have provided a terrific basis for a bunch of crazy things. So thanks! We are just finishing up a project to move some large documents we produced as Microsoft Help (CHM) output to the Webhelp format. We've been trying to replace MSHelp (the compiler is getting harder and harder to keep running), but were having no luck finding a suitable replacement, until we stumbled on the Webhelp transforms. We did run into some non-trivial issues and ended up doing a fair amount of work to get what we wanted, but we got very close to our wishlist, and it wouldn't have been possible without the Webhelp transforms. So thanks again. I didn't want to dump a long list of the issues we had and how we dealt with them, but if anyone is interested, I'd be happy to describe them (and send a screen shot of what we ended up with). Some of it might be useful or informative in relation to a few of the bug/issue reports I've seen on them, but I don't want to offer unsolicited input. Thanks again! You guys rock! -- Mary Tabasko