Working with OMNIS 7 Help

Christoph Schwerdtner omnis at
Tue Apr 28 01:58:03 EDT 2009

Hi Rajasekaran,

I am Christoph and new this list too.

I'm using OMNIS 7 a lot, but right now I started seriously with OMNIS  
In my opinion the very best tool for creating help files is by far  
'Help & Manual'. It's not too expensive and I think there's a trial  
version which is only limited to some days.
Write your help text once you get any kind of result like Windows HLP  
File, HTML-Help, PDF printout, Word, even as a complete web site which  
you can publish online (with Apache) including search functions. You  
can use pictures and RTF Formatting. You can also generate conditional  
text (in a printed manual theres no need for phrases like " on  
THIS to show SOMETHING...'). I tried other systems before but this  
tool ist outstanding.

In OMNIS 7 I implemented a generic help call which starts my HTML-Help  
file generated with Help & Manual and the current open window name as  
parameter. In the help file i use the window name as internal topic  
name so it's easy to cross link without too much work.

Christoph Schwerdtner
Schwerdtner Medizin-Software GmbH
Q-MED Software for Physicians and Hospitals
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c.schwerdtner at

Am 28.04.2009 um 07:30 schrieb Rajasekaran Patchimuthu:

> Hi All,
>    I am Rajasekar and I am new to this list.
>    I have been working on omnis studio for a couple of months  
> however i
> do have a little knowledge on OMNIS 7.
>    I am now working on an enhancement where i need to implement help  
> in
> my application.
>    I am using OMNIS 7, I am not sure whether there is any tool
> available with OMNIS 7 to compile a help file.
>    I attempted to create a help file in omnis studio and call it from
> there,it's working but still the omnisstudio application is running on
> the background until i close the helpfile.
>    Can anyone suggest me how can i compile a help file and implement  
> in
> my application using OMNIS 7.
> Thanks & Regards,
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