Use HTML help systems

HTML rendering is supported quite good in Swing - so you can use it for an online or off-line help system . You can even mix those two - put a few static pages into a help jar distributed with your application, and the rest can be on-line (in a content management system).

Using HTML enables you to easily define linked and searchable documents with a reasonably nice layout, logos etc - which your clients can mostly manage without your help.

See also

  • web browser for an example of a dialog that can display html help pages.
  • f1 help for a trick that will enable you to override global function of the F1 key
  • http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp/ JavaHelp project from Sun Microsystems - an alternative to using HTML for an online help system
 

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