Resources - comparing HATS

Subject: Resources - comparing HATS
From: Tim Mantyla <TimMantyla -at- nustep -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 12 Oct 2007 10:21:59 -0400

During my research on HATS for beginners like me, I found these great

List of available HATs for help authors who use MS Word at:

List of reviews on many of these HATS:

I?ve also gotten good insight by emailing authors of software reviews.
Many have responded within days and have been helpful.

Mostly however, I?ve found that trying the application is the best way to
determine if it?s right for my projects and purposes.

So far, there is no excellent comparison matrix that would help a
beginning HAT user sort out which HAT is best for his needs and purposes. may work for some, but I?ve found it not very useful. It
seems better suited to tech writers, experienced with at least one HAT,
who already possess a vast internal glossary of HAT terms.

So far, as a Word user with very limited experience on trials of Madcap
Flare and Doc-To-Help, the latter looks most promising.

Email me or post w/ your insights--I can use the help <gg>!

Tim Mantyla

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