HTML Help Workshop

Released: 3/4/2003

Application Details:

Version: 1.32
License: Free to use
Votes: 2
Latest Rating: Gold
Latest Wine Version Tested: 1.6.2

Maintainers: About Maintainership

Test Results

Old test results
The test results for this version are very old, and as such they may not represent the current state of Wine. Please consider submitting a new test report.
Selected Test Results

What works

hhc.exe compiles WinOmega help files successfully after applying the following workaround for bug 7517:

  1. Extract itircl.dll and itss.dll
    cabextract -F hhupd.exe htmlhelp.exe
    cabextract -F itircl.dll hhupd.exe
    cabextract -F itss.dll hhupd.exe
  2. Copy them to system32 (or syswow64 depending on your WINEARCH)
    cp -a itircl.dll itss.dll ~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/
  3. Run winecfg and set both DLLs to "native"
  4. Register them:
    wine regsvr32 itircl.dll
    wine regsvr32 itss.dll

What does not

Nothing else was tested.


What was not tested

Nothing else was tested.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

This particular version is obtained from 53899be5da83419d772d5b97e653da7c htmlhelp.exe It is labeled as "1.32" in Microsoft website. However the installer identifies itself initially as "1.3" and later as "1.31" (???). As for the compiler: 7a7935b7bde566ac60b5ef995b9daf83 hhc.exe it identifies itself as "Microsoft HTML Help Compiler 4.74.8702"

selected in Test Results table below
Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
CurrentUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20161.6.2Yes Yes GoldOmega Software 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 02 20070.9.48.Yes Yes GoldThe Jedi 
ShowGentoo LinuxSep 01 20070.9.43.Yes Yes Silveran anonymous user 

Known Bugs

Bug # Description Status Resolution Other apps affected
657 Many games and applications need 'mfc42.dll' ('winetricks -q mfc42' is a workaround) NEW View
7517 fixme:itss:ITStorageImpl_SetControlData breaks HTML Help Workshop compiler NEW View

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HowTo / Notes


To install, simply change the windows version emulated to winxp using winecfg.

Or use the following script by Aziz Köksal ( September 8th 2008)
Script for automatic installation located here:

Running the GUI

Use winetricks to grab MFC40.DLL

winetricks mfc40

To compile CHMs
Wine's ITSS.dll does not support CHM creation, so copy it from your Windows partition.