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I am creating an application that I wish to distribute and need to create a professional looking help file.  What are some of the better programs for doing this and how do I tie it in to my VB application.
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by:Arthur_Wood
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you should take a look at RoboHelp

http://www.ehelp.com/

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Thanks but I am looking for something that is not 300-400 bucks.  Free would be ideal, I don't plan on selling my program.
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All you need to learn how to create an HTML help system with your program:
http://www.mvps.org/htmlhelpcenter/

And the tools to develop it are free...
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Free and Professional appearing are almost MUTUALLY exclusive.

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What's wrong with HTML Help from Microsoft, you can make it look as you want. And its FREE!
The pages are just a collection of Html-files you can create yourself. And the program is exactly like MSDN-Help.

Download it at
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/htmlhelp/html/hwMicrosoftHTMLHelpDownloads.asp
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Hi
My favorite one is HelpScribble (http://www.helpscribble.com/). It's easy to use ("if you can scribble - you can write professioonal help files) and allow create really professional look help.
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Thanks for all the suggestions.
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