Release date: 
Monday, 23 October, 2000




Authors/Port authors:

VyperHelp is a visual outliner and editor for creating online help for OS/2-based systems. It generates IPF files, which can be compiled into OS/2-based HLP and INF files. It also generates WinHelp, RTF, HTML, and HTMLHelp files. Latest source is available in the Netlabs Subversion archive, project named "vyperhelp".

This software is distributed as compressed package. You have to download and manually install it; if prerequisites are required, you will have to manually install them too.

Manual installation

Self-installing WarpIN package. See below for download link(s). VyperHelp is now freeware. To "register" the software, open the VyperHelp Editor, go to Help - Registration, and enter the folloing information:
User Name: Freeware
Key: DCEF9081302976CF82

Following ones are the download links for manual installation:

VyperHelp v. 1.11 (19/9/2005, Mat Kramer) Readme/What's new
VyperHelp: OS/2 IPF help outliner, editor and converter Introduction VyperHelp(TM) is a visual outliner and editor for creating online help for OS/2-based systems. It generates IPF files, as well as HTML and WinHelp files. VyperHelp has the following features: • WYSIWYG text editing with codes revealed • Powerful outline tree controls • Keyword/index support • Bitmap graphics support • Full symbol support • IPF import and export • HTML export (single file or frames) • HTMLHelp export • WinHelp (HPJ, RTF, CNT) import and export • RTF document-style export • ASCII text import and export • Command-line conversion program See Usage Notes for tips, limitations, and a list of known bugs. Help can be viewed from the command line (in Warp 4) with: view vyper.hlp Conversion Program (VYX) VyperHelp includes a conversion program (VYX.EXE), which can be run from the command line to convert formats in a batch mode. VYX is faster and supports more features than the editor. The syntax for the program is as follows: VYX infile outfile where infile is the input file, and outfile is the output file. The file type is determined by the filename extension. Supported input file types are: TXT, IPF, HPJ, and VYD. Supported output file types are: TXT, IPF, HTM, HTML, HHP, HPJ, RTF, H, VYD, and VYT. VYD is a VyperHelp document. VYT is VyperHelp diagnostic trace output. H is a C language header file. Use "HTM" is single file HTML and "HTML" for multi-file (frame) output. outfile may also include '=' to specify the same root filename as the input file (for example, "=.ipf"). Requirements VyperHelp has the following requirements: • OS/2 Warp version 3 or greater • Pentium or faster • 4M hard drive space • 32M memory recommended • IPF compiler (to create HLP or INF files) Terms VyperHelp is provided for free distribution. Thirty days after its first use, it will no longer work. During that trial period, promotional text will be inserted at the end of each section during export or conversion. A registration key is required for un-limited and un-hindered use. Registration keys can be purchased from MekTek for $49 US, which includes minor upgrades and support. Please read the complete license for details. Installation To install VyperHelp, run the INSTALL.EXE program which was included as part of the ZIP package. The installation program will unpack the files into a directory you specify (default is C:\VYPER), and create a VyperHelp folder. IF YOU ARE UPGRADING FROM A PREVIOUS VERSION, PLEASE USE THE "DELETE AND RE-INSTALL" OPTION. If you opt to update your CONFIG.SYS file, then the directory will be added to the PATH and LIBPATH, and a TABPATH setting will be added. TABPATH gives the location of the parsing tables (*.LLR and *.DFA). These changes allow VyperHelp and VYX to be run in directories other then the one to which they were installed. The installation program also sets up an association between VyperHelp and the *.VYD file extension, so you can double-click a VYD file to edit it. Removal (Uninstall) VyperHelp and all of its associated files and folders can be removed from your system using INSTALL.EXE program which was included as part of the original ZIP package. To remove VyperHelp, run the program from the command line, using the following parameters: install /a:d Contact MekTek Please contact us with any comments, suggestions or bug reports for VyperHelp, or if you would like to join our mailing list. Contact MekTek by one of the following means: • Web: http://www.vyperhelp.com • Email: info@vyperhelp.com • Fax: 1-651-649-0237 Thank you for trying VyperHelp!
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New Link: https://hobbes.nmsu.edu/download/pub/os2/dev/tools/help/VyperHelp_1-11.exe

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