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

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Test Results

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What works

HTML Workshop GUI (hhw.exe), with or without existing *.hhp files. It renders the same thing I had with a compilation under Windows XP.

HTML Workshop Compiler (hhc.exe) ; used by hhw.exe by the way.

What does not

Nothing to report with the use I had.


What was not tested

Probably many things but my Windows usage have been granted.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

As the original test with Gentoo mentions, you have two levels of usage. First, to launch the GUI you must add the mfc40.dll file in your windows/system directory (~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system/). Easy to find on Google ( or At this point, hhw.exe can be launched with Wine but does not enable compilation. So the second point, download itircl.dll and itss.dll and place them in windows/system32 (~/.wine/drive_c/windows/system32/). Open a window terminal, cd to the system32 dir and do : wine regsvr32 itss.dll wine regsvr32 itircl.dll winecfg In the newly opened winecfg window, go to the library tab, type itss (don't select it, it does not enable the following button:) and hit the highlited button on its right. Ensure yourself to select native then built-in in order Wine uses the fresh dlls. At this point, you can compile your CHM like before, without rebooting to Windows or using a Virtual Machine.

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Operating systemTest dateWine versionInstalls?Runs?Used
ShowUbuntu 16.04 "Xenial" amd64 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 09 20161.6.2Yes Yes NoGoldOmega Software 
ShowUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
CurrentUbuntu 7.10 "Gutsy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Nov 02 20070.9.48.Yes Yes NoGoldThe Jedi 
ShowGentoo LinuxSep 01 20070.9.43.Yes Yes NoSilveran 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.


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