RE: Trends in Help authoring?

Subject: RE: Trends in Help authoring?
From: "Erika Yanovich" <ERIKA_y -at- rad -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 17 Mar 2004 09:05:33 +0200

Geoff Hart ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca wrote

<Over the next few weeks, my job will be to develop an efficient and
bug-free process for creating source text in Word (for review and
revision) and using that text to create an HTMLHelp system that can be
updated by simply updating the Word source files and recompiling. Not
sure that's possible, but here's hoping! Advice from techwr-l welcomed,
and I'll eventually post a summary of what I've found to work so others
can benefit.>

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