Chapter 22: Providing Help for Your Applications

In This Chapter

• Providing user help for your applications

• Using only the components supplied with Excel to provide help

• Displaying help files created with the HTML Help system

• Associating a help file with your application

• Displaying HTML Help in other ways

Help for Your Excel Applications

If you develop a nontrivial application in Excel, you may want to consider building in some sort of help for end users. Doing so makes the users feel more comfortable with the application and could eliminate many of those time-wasting phone calls from users with basic questions. Another advantage is that help is always available: That is, the instructions for using your application can't be misplaced or buried under a pile of books.

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