RE: Help me find the right tool

Subject: RE: Help me find the right tool
From: "Lisa Wright" <liwright -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 3 Oct 2002 07:06:52 -0700

To create the help components (TOC, Index, and Search), check out
DevaTools and DevaSearch. These are add-ons to Dreamweaver, cost approx
$250, and are very easy to use and well documented so you can customize
the output to your design. I don't believe the search is suitable for
extremely large projects, but I honestly can't remember what the
limitation might be. This is a much cheaper solution
than RoboHelp and I've had not a single bit of trouble with the

In addition, use the site management features in Dreamweaver that Jeff
mentioned. Will save you lots of headache. For getting very familiar
with Dreamweaver, I recommend the "Dreamweaver, the missing manual" book
(affiliated with O'Reilly publishing). It's not only very helpful, it's
an excellent read.


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Sent: Wednesday, October 02, 2002 3:00 PM
Subject: Help me find the right tool

I work in a company that develops web based applications and I'm the
most similar to a tech writer here. We develop the help for those
systems in html (as in Macromedia Dreamweaver 4) because the
applications are web based, so I con't use WinHelp or HTML help formats.
The problem here is that we do everything "by hand" and I don't have a
tool that can ease my job, so you can imagine the hell it is having to
change one concept or updating an image. I'm looking for some advice in
wich is the best tool to do this, if someone can give me a hint I'll be
very thankful.


selene castilla
media developer

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