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Other than that, what kind of aggregate is in those cement shoes? That
is, what's holding you up? Where are you stuck?
On 4/4/06, David Loveless <daveloveless -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:
> In all my years of technical writing, I have never written a single
> Help file. Not one. Now I am tasked with creating a Help system for an
> application. I find myself treading water with cement shoes. I
> purchased MadCap on the recommendation of a friend, and while the
> software is all well and good, I'm still not exactly sure where to
> So, does anyone know of a good source for Help help? I'm looking for
> basic tips and suggestions, a book, an online tutorial, a way to
> convince my boss that playing solitaire really is helping me complete
> my assignments...
> Or, at the very least, a nice hammer and chisel so that I can break
> these cement shoes off my feet.
> p.s. We have some old help files that we may want to convert into the
> new system. I believe they were created in Micosoft 4 Help (I think).
> To be honest, no one really knows or cares. They are something like 5
> years and 3 versions old and the creator has long gone on to other
> pastures, green or otherwise. I'm in favor of junking everything and
> starting from scratch. Any suggestions there would also be greatly
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