Quick and Dirty Online Help tool (Freeware?) needed

Subject: Quick and Dirty Online Help tool (Freeware?) needed
From: Geoff Hart <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca>
To: TECHWR-L <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>, Deborah Hemstreet <DHemstreet -at- kaydon -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 14 Aug 2008 13:54:45 -0400

Deborah Hemstreet wondered: <<I am doing some documents (work
instructions) in Word 2003. I would like to try something different
and have these files fed into something that could spit out a quick
and dirty help file. The idea would be that if the PTB (powers that
be), like the idea, I could then have them purchase a tool...>>

You didn't specify what type of help system you want to create, so
check out <http://hatmatrix.com/> for a complete list of commercial
products. Many of these will provide free downloadable trial versions
you can use as a proof of concept. If your employer lies the results,
you can simply upgrade the demo to the commercial version, having
proven that it works for you.

But if you want "free" and are willing to roll up your sleeves and
learn how to use a somewhat less polished tool yourself, why not go
straight to the source: Microsoft (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/

-- Geoff Hart
ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca / geoffhart -at- mac -dot- com
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