Re: Request of Advice

Subject: Re: Request of Advice
From: "Dana Worley" <dana -at- campbellsci -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Tue, 29 Jun 2010 10:52:17 -0600

I have used Doc-to-Help for several years for creating CHM and HLP files (yes, we still ship
HLP for help updates to legacy applications). Unlike Suzette, I did not find that D2H was
particularly hard to learn, but everyone's background is different. I was hand-coding RTF files
in Word and compiling with MS's Help Workshop, so anything that made that task easier was
a big improvement.

At the time, I evaluated several tools to determine which tool handled imported RTF files and
HPJ projects the best. D2H did the best job with my projects, though H&M was not too bad

As others have suggested, refer to the HATT matrix to see which tools have the features you
want and then download trials and give them a test run. That is the best way to determine
ease of use and suitability for your particular application.

Regards, Dana W

On Monday, June 28, 2010, s_borgioli -at- yahoo -dot- it wrote:

> I have been asked by my boss to suggest a software  to speed up the
> publishing of help and manuals within our company. We are currently
> using Dreamwever to create html files. We create the chm  file using
> HTML Help and we create the pdf using HTMLDoc. They are easy to use,
> but the procedure is a little bit long and time wasting. I downloaded
> the trail versions of Doc-to-Help and HelpandManual. Is there anybody
> using one of them? Which are your impressions? Thank you in advance
> for your opinions
Dana Worley
Software Product Manager/Manager, Software Support Group
Campbell Scientific, Inc.
Microsoft MVP, Windows Help


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