What is MyMan?
MyMan is a shortcut for MySQL(TM) manual and it is conversion of this
manual into HTML Help. This conversion tries to bring additional
functionality and make using of MySQL manual more
comfortable. Its content is not altered in any way.
As a source for the conversion was used HTML version of MySQL manual
http://www.mysql.com/Downloads/Manual/manual.zip. The conversion
was made by using Html2hhp.
What is HTML Help?
Microsoft® HTML Help is a help format intended for Windows
operating system. It supersedes older Windows Help (.hlp extension)
and help files in this format have .chm extension. The HTML Help
viewer provides simple but powerful interface which makes using
help easy and speeds up searching for a requested information in
large texts. File with .chm extension (short for Compiled Html
Help) contains HTML pages including images, CSS style definitions,
etc. compiled together. The pages are compressed which means they
consume less space.
The HTML Help viewer
The HTML Help viewer consists of three parts: navigation pane,
button pane, and topic pane. Navigation pane contains tabs with
table of contents, index, full-text search and favorite help
Table of contents
Tree-like table of contents is located on the
Contents tab. You can expand (collapse) individual
branches by clicking on plus (minus) sign. To show
the topic click on it.
Use of index is the fastest way to get to the information
you need. Usability studies have shown that well-planned index is
used much more frequently than table of contents or full-text
search. To show the selected topic double-click on it.
Full-text search is useful when you want to search all help topics for
the certain word or phrase. Searched expression is additionally highlighted
which helps you to locate it in the text. Your search can
be refined using wildcards (*, ?), operators (AND, OR, NOT,
NEAR), and nested expressions.
Favorite help topics
Favorites tab contains editable list where you
can save topics used most often.
The HTML Help Viewer uses the layout engine components of
Microsoft Internet Explorer to display contents of .chm file.
Minimum is IE 3.02 installed; for this conversion at least version
4.0 is needed. HTML Help components are automatically installed
with IE 4.0 and higher, MS Office 2000,
MS Windows 98, MS Windows 2000 and higher
and with another software products. Installation package is
also available at
HTML Help website (Microsoft)