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Anyone know of a good (free) tool that will convert a .hlp file into something that is decently formatted for printing? PDF would be great, but anything printable will work.

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I think what you're looking for is something like this:

HLP Converter

It's free to try for 30 days, but not free forever. It looks like it will convert to PDF though.

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Yeah, I just played with that and it worked well. Still looking for free, though :) Might go for this if nothing comes through. – squillman Sep 24 '09 at 15:11

Winhelp is a dead format so tools are becoming scarce as vendors drop support but there are a few tools still around.

  • Herdsoft makes a winhelp converter
  • There is an open source winhelp decompiler, which you could use to retrieve the original sources for the help file. I believe it outputs rtf files (among others)which you could open in a word processor.
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