Re: best inexpensive help authoring tools

Subject: Re: best inexpensive help authoring tools
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 4 Mar 2005 22:48:25 -0500

> I am sure this topic has been discussed at length, but
> I could not find it in the archives (please direct me
> to any archives if available). I am interested in
> learning to write online help, but do not want to
> spend $500 for RoboHelp (academic price). I've read
> about a number of inexpensive tools (Pocket CHM Pro,
> HelpScribble, Helpmaker). I'd like some suggestions
> for a cheap one with which I can begin the learning
> process.

There are hundreds of low cost and free options. What are you looking
for, specifically? A tool that allows you to keep your hands clean, a
bare bones set of utilities that will force you to learn what makes
Help tick, a single-source experience, or something else?


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