On May 19, 2008, at 10:44 AM, John Grimsley wrote: > Here's an easy one for Monday. This is a broad topic with many potential solutions, so answers ( or at least meaningful answers ) are far from easy. > In modern 2000's programming, where do I start? "%resPTR"? That depends a lot on what you are willing to do and your application requirements. Here are two general approaches that will work. There might be others but these seem the most obvious: (1) Apple Help ( FBtoC help is an example ) is considered the standard for help in OS X applications. This essentially means creating html files from your current text files. The calls to Apple help are trivial and have been demonstrated in several demos starting with Bernie's a few years ago. Many of us can show you the way with the program calls when you're ready. However, the bulk of the work ( approximately 95% ) is preparing the html files. (2) Implementing a scrolling text view would mimic the window, edit field with the vertical scroll bar shown in the post and can be implemented programmatically or with a nib. The text could be loaded into the window from files within the bundle Personally, I prefer option #1 because the html files can be served elsewhere ( for example, notice the user can look at all the help for FBtoC directly from the FBtoC web page without downloading the application ). Brian S.