Help authoring tool
I'm looking for a help authoring tool. I've read about RoboHelp, but is very expensive. I will evaluate Help&Manual and HelpDevelopmetStudio, but I don't know if there is another tools like these.
José Luis Sánchez
You could, of course, create your help pages as HTML files. This greatly opens up the number of products you could use (perhapse even good old notebook).
I use Help&Manual, and love it. They've always replied immediately to my help requests when I had a question on how to do something, and the product is regularly improved. I also very much like the templating method H&M supports, and the multiple output formats. It's been a very stable product, and for my work, was worth the cost.
Help & Manual. Unlike some others, the price is reasonable as well.
Mitch & Murray (from downtown)
perl's POD can be converted to man pages, xml, text, html, and latex.
Doxygen. Built for source files, but will work well for any other task (especially if you require math, or multiple output formats). Doxygen's own manual was written with Doxygen, so you can get a good example of the capabilities.
Another vote for Help and Manual. With it's fantasticly intuitive interface (which worked exactly how I expected, shortcut keys and all), it's ability to create help files in WinHelp, HTML help, HTML files, or as a PDF or RTF manual, and it's amazing screen capture/image manipulation tools it makes help file writing a breeze (if not a pleasure).
Does Help&Manual generate a standard project that anyone with access to the MS HTML help compiler can compile?
"Does Help&Manual generate a standard project that anyone with access to the MS HTML help compiler can compile? "
Am I the only one that is finding their site is down?
"Am I the only one that is finding their site is down? "
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