Help authoring tools

Posted on 2004-11-21
Last Modified: 2010-04-06
Hi EE.
I want to know about some suitable help authoring tools , that can produce attractive help contents and with lates GUI (like XP GUI).
I've experienced Help Scribble and Help & Manual. but not satisfied. as they porduce help contents which GUI is old.

suitable guidance will be appreciated.
Question by:Naeemg
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    Accepted Solution

    I would try robohelp. it is pretty nice looking.
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    Assisted Solution

    I would agree with reginab and add Doc-to-help.  They're both the market leaders and are both great products.

    Here's doc-to-help

    Here's roboform

    Good luck
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    Assisted Solution

    Or you can produce HTML pages and use the free HTML help workshop
    to produce standard Microsoft help.
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    Expert Comment

    I would recommend the Microsoft help files. You can create .hhp files easily and setup well presented help GUI's for your users. Most people have used MS help at some stage, so will be familiare with the interactions/navigation offered. Read more on setting up a hhp at:
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    try robohelp from macromedia. u have a 30 day trial which u can download...
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    Author Comment

    hi mtcmedia can u plz explain that how can i create MS help files.
    i've visited microsoft website , downloaded some softwares, but unable to setup.
    do i need to incoroporate any third party tool with MS word?
    or tell me step by step. thanks
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    Expert Comment

    the new chm Microsoft help format is created by the free HTML help workshop
    i mentioned before.

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