How to open .chm files?
Thread poster: Ivana Friis Wilson

Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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Aug 11, 2008

I just received a .chm file, never heard of it before. How do I open it (XP, Word 2003)?

 

lexical  Identity Verified
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Send it back to the client... Aug 11, 2008

... and tell them to send you a file you can deal with. You don't have to put up with this rubbish. Put your foot down!

 

Ángel Domínguez  Identity Verified
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It's a help file Aug 11, 2008

It's a standard Windows help file, like the ones that open when you view the help of most programs.

More info:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Microsoft_Compiled_HTML_Help

There are a few converters out there, so you can export a CHM to, say, HTML. Still, a CHM is nothing you can work on if you have to translate the text inside it.


 

Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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Thanks Aug 11, 2008

It's a good point - that's certainly easier for meicon_wink.gif

 

Ángel Domínguez  Identity Verified
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A converter Aug 11, 2008

www.gridinsoft.com/chm.php

This is one of the many converters out there. Just search "chm converter" or "chm html converter".
Good luck!

Ángel Domínguez.


 

Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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@ Ángel Aug 11, 2008

Thanks for the info.

It's not stuff to translate, it's a Styleguide, for reference, so I just need t.chm so the sender renamed it .doc and I then renamed it when I got it. I am beginnign to think that this is where the problem is - the text got lost during tha renaming proces.


 

Ivana Friis Wilson  Identity Verified
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Again, thanks Angel Aug 11, 2008

I found a firefox extension that work very well - ther eis a problem though, I can only see the front page, so I have left it with my client now.

Thanks again!


 

Liselotte K. de Hennig  Identity Verified
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Open with double-click Aug 11, 2008

I get chm help files for reference from my client and can open these files simply by double clicking on them.
(I use Windows XP)


 


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