Re: "Developing Online Help for Windows", by Scott Boggan

Subject: Re: "Developing Online Help for Windows", by Scott Boggan
From: "DTN 522-6614, OEM Information Products" <lord -at- SSDEVO -dot- ENET -dot- DEC -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 24 Oct 1995 16:40:23 PDT

Suzanne wrote:
>Hi, many of you recommended Developing Online Help for Windows by Scot
>Boggan as the best source in hardcopy for creating help files... Where did you
>get the book or what bookstore would you recommend?

and Greg responded:
>While I can't recommend a bookstore, I can say that DOLH is back in print
>and available through Int'l Thomson in the US and Nelson in Canada. I talked
>to both of them about 3 months ago and they assured me that there was no
>problem getting copies; I don't know if this has changed. Details:
>Developing On-Line Help for Windows, by Scott Boggan, David Farkas, and Joe
<Wellinske. (International Thomson Press, 2nd printing 1995). ISBN
>1-85032-219-8. $39.95 US. (Contact (US) Int+l Thomson Press at
<1-800-842-3636 or (Can) Nelson Canada at 1-800-268-2222. Contact David
>Farkas at farkas -at- u -dot- washington -dot- edu -dot- )

I just got a response back from Scott about the availability of his book. He
verified that Int'l Thomson is indeed selling a second printing.

Before you whip out your credit cards, though, he mentioned that a second
_edition_, covering Winhelp 4 will be "out very soon." Scott says that the new
edition is completely rewritten to include the new version of WinHelp.

My own interest is in the process of designing online docs in general. The
first edition has been recommended to me for its coverage in that area alone.
Scott says that the general design information from the first edition will be
preserved in the new one.


Bob Lord
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