RE: Creating Context Sensitive Help

Subject: RE: Creating Context Sensitive Help
From: jgarison -at- ide -dot- com
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 2002 08:26:58 -0400

We use Dreamweaver to create context sensitive Help for our application, and
our help system is currently at about 1800 pages and growing.

Basically, the developers wrote a method that determines what .ASP page is
calling help, and then displays a corresponding page (with the same name,
but different filetype of .HTML) in a predetermined window.

Simple, but effective.


John Garison
Documentation Manager
IDe, Concord, MA
jgarison -at- ide -dot- com

-----Original Message-----
From: Priyadarshi Tripathy [mailto:techwriter2 -at- rediffmail -dot- com]
Sent: Wednesday, July 17, 2002 4:40 AM
Subject: Creating Context Sensitive Help

Dear Fraternity,

This is my maiden mail to TECHWR-L. I have been assigned to
prepare a feasibility plan for creating a context sensitive help
for a comparatively huge application. All that I have with me is a
readymade User Guide (of nearly 400 pages) in word doc and its pdf
Is employing of a tool like Robohelp the only way to create a
context sensitive help? If yes, kindly suggest me how much time
should it take to create such an online help, keeping in mind
things like I am very new to Robohelp and the application is a big
one. Also pease suggest me the appropriate version of
Robohelp(Classic/enterprise/ or any other).

Thanks in advance.

Priyadarshi Tripathy
From New Delhi, India.

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