Intro post and re: winhelp pros/cons

Subject: Intro post and re: winhelp pros/cons
From: "Wilcox, John (Contractor)" <wilcoxj -at- WDNI -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 5 Mar 1997 13:53:00 -0800

Hello, all you techwhirlers. My name is John Wilcox. I work for a job
shop in Seattle called WASSER, Inc. (caps theirs) -- see if interested (it's a good shop to work for, btw).
I've been under contract to Weyerhaeuser for a little over a year now,
and they want me for at least the rest of this year.

I was on this list for a while a year or two ago. I left because I
couldn't keep up with the volume of posts and because so many of the
posts were about winhelp projects, of which I wasn't doing any. I was
working for a UNIX-based dev shop at the time, and at Weyerhaeuser I've
mostly done docs for DOS-based apps that run on hand-held data
recorders. Now they're building a humongous NT-based app, for which
winhelp will be the primary documentation. So now I've resubscribed to
listen in on all your winhelp advice. (Besides, I missed the Dr. Seuss
posts.) :-|

Thanks to Mitch Berg for your timely input re winhelp products! And in
response to Linda van Draanen: I have found it to be a consensus of
opinion among WASSER TWs that RoboHelp is the way to go. See for info and a free introductory video. Btw, RoboHelp
is also a component of a larger suite (which I will soon be getting
Weyerhaeuser to buy) -- WinHelp Office 4.0 HTML Edition is the full
moniker, I think. Supposedly it will produce printed, winhelp, and HTML
documentation simultaneously.


John Wilcox, Documentation Specialist
Timberlands Information Services
Tacoma, WA 98477-0001
wilcoxj -at- wdni -dot- com

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