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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What works

File > Compile...
Compiling an existing project and creating one with the wizard.
Tested compiling using the GUI (hhw.exe) and the command-line utility (hhc.exe), both work flawlessly.

File > Decompile...
File > CHM Information...
Tools > HTML Help Image Editor

What does not

View > Compiled File... or Toolbar button: "View compiled file". The chm viewer crashes.

Help > Help Topics:

  fixme:htmlhelp:HtmlHelpA structures not handled yet
fixme:htmlhelp:HtmlHelpW HH case HH_GET_WIN_TYPE not handled.
fixme:htmlhelp:HtmlHelpW Not all HH cases handled correctly
Help > HTML Tag Reference


What was not tested

Anything else.

Hardware tested


  • GPU:
  • Driver:

Additional Comments

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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 
CurrentUbuntu 8.04 "Hardy" i386 (+ variants like Kubuntu)Sep 07 20081.1.4Yes Yes NoSilveran anonymous user 
ShowUbuntu 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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