Re: Adobe AIR or other help format

Subject: Re: Adobe AIR or other help format
From: M Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Heather Duggan <hdugganster -at- gmail -dot- com>,techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 26 May 2010 14:10:56 -0700

Heather, Air Help is a very flexible format. It should meet your
requirements below. I doubt that it is going away. Here is a Yahoo
group dedicated to it:

http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/AIR_Help/

Mark

At 01:23 PM 5/26/2010, Heather Duggan wrote:
>We're in the midst of reevaluating tools and output formats. Currently we
>use RoboHelp 7 and output to chm files and PDFs.
>
>Our constraints are:
>
>* Help has to be locally available. Many of our users are in secure labs
>without internet access.
>* Help should be context sensitive.
>* In addition to the local help file, we'd like to output to PDF and
>possibly also to the web (for users with internet access.)
>
>We don't have any specific beef with chm files, but were wondering if
>anything better has been developed in the last 15 years :)
>
>The Adobe AIR format appears to be local and context-sensitive, but I know
>almost nothing about it. Is it an orphan format? Or something new that's
>worth trying? Does anyone have experience with it?
>
>Thanks for your help,
>
>Heather

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