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    local help files to pdf

    Does anybody know if it is possible to create a PDF from the complete local help files?
    I do a lot of reading on ipad away from the computer, and this would be good for having general reads of the help file.

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    Biff, you might try searching the AppStore for "CHM". I think there are a couple of help file readers there. But I have not tried myself, so just throwing an idea out.

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    thanks gordon, that could help. i wonder by what method i could get the files onto the ipad for indexing to it.

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    I think that will depend on which viewer you decide on. I can see support for direct loading via iTunes, DropBox, iCloud, email, Wi-Fi (FTP and/or HTTP), etc. all being possible. The mechanism for getting the CHM on the iPad may be the deciding factor in which one you decide on even.

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    I am a bit confused here. The local help files are seperate html, not a chm file. My ideal is to somehow load the whole C:\Program Files\Autodesk\Revit 2013\Program\Help\en-US\WBH folder onto the ipad and have an app able to read it. Am I barking up the wrong tree?

    edit, doing a bit of research it seems goodreader is the app best suited for it. Has anybody had experience with it?
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    DOH! Sorry. I thought they where still CHM. Good Reader is a great app, I have used it for PDFs and such. Better for architectural type PDFs, while iBooks is better for book type stuff. Anyway... never tried to use it with HTML files, but if it can read them, and the HTML has relative links, it may just work. I just tried now, and it looks like file transfer may have changed a bit with iTunes 11 and I need a GoodReader update. Maybe you have an older iTunes and won't have any trouble.

    best of luck,
    Gordon

    EDIT: Did a wi-fi connect, and got the whole WBH folder into GoodReader, and no go, all the links are broken.

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    as we say down here........bugger.
    is a chm file (compressed html file) simply a compression by some method of the html files? I wonder if there is programs to do that, like at sourceforge.
    thanks for your investigations gordon.

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