I’m not actually messing up, and nothing of any danger has happened to me. Yet.
I am writing a help system for my project, which means that it needs a text display.
Normally, using my limited set of technical knowledge, I would have gone for creating a lot of userforms and then sticking tons of text and images on it.
But I thought that would be boring and wouldn’t he interesting or helpful enough, and actually on inconvenience the booker.
Instead, I am opting for a more difficult, but more assistive system: I want to call in Apple’s own help system and write files that use it.
The allows for a much more integrated system and more functionality by bringing in some of the more advanced features of the Mac OS X help software — the ability to search through the files, the advanced, built-in formatting blocks that the help system has, the indexing abilities, and so forth.
In face, the Mac OS X help files are actually written in HTML and XHTML, two languages I am somewhat fluent in. The only problem will be implementing that into the system; but the writing of the help files will be really easy with my knowledge of HTML and XHTML.