Re: Any open source help software tools?
DocBook is nice, but ultimately it's just another way to create htmlSorry I didn't reply to this earlier.
(as far as help is concerned, anyway). DocBook can create a nice
tri-pane with TOC, index, and toolbar, but so far there's no easy way
to add full-text search. There are other open-source tools besides
DocBook that can get you to this point, but no farther. So far, there
doesn't seem to be a complete open-source replacement for RoboHelp's
WebHelp, which creates an integrated search as part of the build.
Docbook can output lots of help formats that include full-text search, including .chm. JavaHelp and OracleHelp also have full-text search, and I believe Eclipse Help has that as well. The DITA tools can do that as well.
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