[techwr-l] Re: Best Books on On-line Help Authoring?

Subject: [techwr-l] Re: Best Books on On-line Help Authoring?
From: Chuck <writer -at- best -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L, a list for all technical communication issues" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 1999 15:34:33 -0700

For a general tome, there's William Hortons's "Designing & Writing
Online Documentation."

For WinHelp specific issues, including design and technical information,
the 2 top books I know of are Boggan, Farkas, and Welinske's "Developing
Online Help for Windows 95" and Deaton and Lockett Zubak's "Designing
Windows 95 Help."

The only book I know of (so far) on HTML Help is Steve Wexler's "HTML
Help Authoring Kit."

Keith Long wrote:
> Hello all,
> I want to purchase a few good books on on-line help authoring. In
> particular, I am looking for books that provide standards for the
> development of help files for Windows (including HTML help). Although I did
> a search in the TECHWR-L archives, I was not able to locate many titles (and
> some books listed are now out of print).
> Anyway, for the members of this list that are involved in help file
> creation, could you please recommend a few books that might help me?
> Thank you very much.
> Best regards,
> Keith Long

"Online help should ignore first-time users and concentrate
on those people who are already successful using the
product, but who want to expand their horizons."
- Alan Cooper
"About Face: The Essentials of User Interface Design"

Chuck Martin
writer"at"best.com www.writeforyou.com


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