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									What is CHM File?

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Summary:
You use CHM files daily but do you really know what they are? You use
them every time you hit the F1 button; you use them every time you read
the help file. CHM is a standard for software help. Now it is time to
know CHM better.


Keywords:
Help, software, chm, Compiled HTML Help


Article Body:
You use CHM files daily but do you really know what they are? You use
them every time you hit the F1 button; you use them every time you read
the help file. CHM is a standard for software help. Now it is time to
know CHM better.

CHM file is a file with .chm extension; CHM stands for Microsoft Compiled
HTML Help. Such files are optimized for reading. This format was
developed by Microsoft and released in 1997. First it was introduced with
release of Windows 98. Now it is distributed and supported through
Windows XP and Windows Vista.

There are a lot of paid software tools which allow you to see CHM help
files as HTML pages. Chmlib.com authors created the website which allows
you to view help files in convenient way for free. They believe that that
site will be especially useful for Linux, Mac and other non-Windows users
which cannot view CHM files using their operating systems.

Website is regularly updated. Also, software developers can send their
help file to authors of the website to have it converted into HTML format
and added to the website.
Chmlib.com file stores files in convenient format and allows you to read
them even if you work under the non-windows operating systems.

Also, in 2002, Microsoft announced some security risks associated with
the .CHM format, as well as some security bulletins and patches. But
reading the CHM file using chmlib.com in HTML format is completely safe.

								
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