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I use BookManager to build files written in WordPerfect. It also works with
MS Word, Ami Pro, and FrameMaker. The Build product for OS/2 was
$900 and the Read software was $300. Instead of tags, I use style codes
for the headings and that is how the Build product detects the structure of
the book. I put cross-reference codes, which create hypertext links in the
book. As you said, the built books can be read on many platforms. I use
another company's software, BookReader, to display the built books on
a AS/400 dumb terminals. Of course, it doesn't look as great as Windows
help, but it gets the job done. It's nice that I can use one file to create
both paper docs and online. There's some extra work to get into a format
that is acceptable to BookManager, but I can live with the limitations. It doesn't
cost much for what you get. My users must be easy to please after using
a mainframe for ten years with no documentation or help screens at all.
Excuse the gargage that gets attached to my postings. Does anyone know
what makes it do this?
Betty Gravlin at rbg -at- tetranet -dot- net