Re: Help & Manual questions.

Subject: Re: Help & Manual questions.
From: Edwin Skau <eddy -dot- skau -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 1 Dec 2005 09:42:24 +0530

You may want to consider AuthorIt. It's been around for around 6
years, and was one of the first object-oriented documentation systems
around.

-edwin




On 12/1/05, Al Geist <al -dot- geist -at- geistassociates -dot- com> wrote:
> I'm working on a project where the contractor wants to move into single
> sourcing. The staff is heavy with database developers who have limited
> knowledge of MS Word and even less knowledge of PageMaker, InDesign,
> FrameMaker or most of the image manipulation tools. (The use Word Draw
> for image call outs and that's about it.) I'm cleaning up an operating
> manual that was created by several developers under extreme deadline
> pressure, and as a result of my work, both the project manager and the
> QA manager have realized the need additional training on Word. However
> that is not my main problem.....they also want to use my work as a
> foundation for an online Help. Furthermore, they want me to find a
> single source tool, learn it, move the Word manual to it and train them
> on how to use the new tool and maintain the documentation. This is a
> non-profit organization with a limited capital expense budget. As I
> said, they also have limited knowledge of Word and most desktop
> publishing programs. What they need has to be simple to grasp and
> relatively easy to use.
>
> A few months ago, someone mentioned Help & Manual from EC Software as a
> cost effective option to both RoboHelp and Web Works Publisher (Word
> version). Their web site touts it as the answer to my prayers, but I
> also write marketing content, so......
>
> Does anyone have any experience with this product and what are your
> impressions? Is it a good bang for the buck, or is it just inexpensive.
>
> Thanks
>
> --
>
> Al Geist, Geist Associates
> Technical Writing, Online Help, Marketing Collateral, Web Design, Award
> Winning Videos, Professional Photography
> Office: 802-658-3140
>
> Cell: 505-400-4128
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> URL: www.geistassociates.com <http://www.geistassociates.com> (online
> portfolio/resume)
>
> See also:
> URL: www.geistimages.com <http://www.geistimages.com> (fine art prints
> for home or office and note cards for all occasions)
>
> "When the situation is absolutely hopeless, you have nothing to worry
> about."
> Compliments of The Monkey Wrench Gang
>
>
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> Now Shipping -- WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word! Easily create online
> Help. And online anything else. Redesigned interface with a new
> project-based workflow. Try it today! http://www.webworks.com/techwr-l
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> Doc-To-Help 2005 now has RoboHelp Converter and HTML Source: Author
> content and configure Help in MS Word or any HTML editor. No
> proprietary editor! *August release. http://www.componentone.com/TECHWRL/DocToHelp2005
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Now Shipping -- WebWorks ePublisher Pro for Word! Easily create online
Help. And online anything else. Redesigned interface with a new
project-based workflow. Try it today! http://www.webworks.com/techwr-l

Doc-To-Help 2005 now has RoboHelp Converter and HTML Source: Author
content and configure Help in MS Word or any HTML editor. No
proprietary editor! *August release. http://www.componentone.com/TECHWRL/DocToHelp2005

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