This page converts helpfiles written for PennMUSH’s hardcoded help system into ones suitable for a softcoded +help system. It can be used for any of the hardcoded help-style commands (help, news, events, etc).

“Text Only” mode attempts to correctly handle hard-wrapped lines, and may be better if your help-files only contain paragraphs of text (especially good for newsfiles, etc). “Formatted” mode is better if your helpfiles contain any tables, code examples, etc. If you run it through once with Text Only mode and the lines aren’t wrapping correctly, try again with Formatted mode, which preserves linebreaks exactly as they are.

%s in the attribute name format will be replaced with the topic name. You can choose to convert any spaces in the topic name to an underscore, remove them, or enter your own string to use.

Enter the file you wish to convert below.

Select a mode:

Attribute Name Format:

Object Dbref:

Attribute Name Format (Admin topics):

Object Dbref (Admin topics):

Convert Spaces To:

Ignore Empty Lines: