I assume the contents of the help file is static. If it is small enough that you
could store the default contents in the resource fork of your app, and then have
the app build the file in the preferences folder the first time the program is
run (i.e., if it doesn't find the help file, it builds one).
Of course if the help file structure is complicated, or involves a large amount
of resources or pictures, etc. this may not be practical.
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Subject: [FB] Installer avoidance
Date: 11/21/97 2:52 PM
My finished application consists of one application file and one help
file. These both easily fit on a floppy disk.
The user can easily copy the application to their hard drive, but how can
I get the help file into the user's preferences folder?
I realize that there are several commercial installers to do just this,
but it seems like such over-kill for just two files.
Is there an easy way to create an application that will copy these two
files to their ultimate destinations- i.e. an installer, but a simplified
one that can be written in FB?
Otherwise it seems I have to buy the Smaller Installer and Compact Pro
for a total of about $200.00 to do the job.
What say ye, list members?
-= Bob (-:
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