Becky! Internet Mail Help File
This is a joint effort between Tomohiro Norimatsu (Becky!'s author) and me for the popular Becky! Internet Mail client. I revised, restructured and updated the help file documentation, including addition of many new links, index entries and a new structure. This effort began in summer, 2010. This help file is much bigger than the distributed help file, with over 38,500 words in current release. The focus of this help file is to provide expanded information for new and casual users so they can learn the many features of Becky!. With the included plugin, the help file works directly from within Becky!.
The examples on the right demonstrate the basic look of the distributed help file and david's Becky! Help.
The search example demonstrates that there are generally more topics for a search word with the new version and also that the results are easier to read. The index is also extensively expanded, as is the content. Using the included plugin, both helpfiles are immediately accessible.
There are two formats: the help file (EXE) and a report file (PDF). The EXE file (a compiled version of a CHM file) is superior and preferred, as it includes an extensive index, a fast search facility, is always available from within Becky! and can coexist with the distributed help file. The PDF format is provided primarily as a supplement, intended for those who prefer a separate reference document.
Becky! is an international product and supported by many volunteers around the world, whether in development of plug-ins, translating to other languages or administering forums. Some key links are here and they lead to others.
There are two formats. Current versions are for Becky! 2.72.01, version 1, November 21, 2015. Installation instructions and new features are included in the zipped file.
PDF File The PDF is intended as a supplement only.
- Traditional Help File. This version has the traditional look and feel: contents, index, search. It is an encrypted file that causes some anti-virus programs to give false positives. Here is a view.
- Custom Help File. This version is not encrypted, has no index, yet allows copying of content and normal use of right-mouse button and does not trigger a UAC (User Account Control) prompt. Here is a view.
|david's Becky! Help
|david's Search Example
|Default Search Example|
Total words: 38,567
Total topics: 104
Index entries: 163
Total words: 22,714
Total topics: 91
Index entries: 66
Copyright © david kirk, 2016