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EinA11-May-11 4:38
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Yortw11-May-11 12:27
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Personally I hate online help.

Not saying CHM is the best ever or anything like that, but I often find online help has terrible index/contents and the search mechansims aren't always great. They seldom allow for book marking favourite pages and such either.

By far the biggest problem with online help though, is having to be online to read it. I might be online most of the time these days, but I have a laptop and mobile data plans are expensive in NZ (wireless hotspost also expensive/uncommon in the areas I visit), so it's not uncommon for me to be working offline. I even had 6 months without internet a year or two ago, because the local telecommunications company 'cabinetised' the roadside equipment and messed up my internet connection. Since my ISP wasn't leagally allowed to access the equipment, and since no one really knew what had happed it took ages to get fixed, and even changing ISP's didn't help.

Of course, if you're application is a web one or you have to be online to use it anyway, maybe not such a big deal.

Just my 2 cents worth. I fear I'm in the minority again anyway.
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