RE: Platform-independed authoring tool

Subject: RE: Platform-independed authoring tool
From: "David Knopf" <david -at- knopf -dot- com>
To: <MDowling -at- WALLDATA -dot- com>, "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 7 Sep 1999 10:52:29 -0700

MDowling -at- WALLDATA -dot- com asked:

| Does anyone know of an authoring tool that allows you to create technical
| documents that can be deployed over windows-based and unix-based systems?
| The documents in question are user manuals. I also need to
| create helpfiles
| that can be deployed over both operating systems...

Your options include:

- RoboHELP, which can generate a cross-platform format called WebHelp (see

- ForeHelp, which can generate a cross-platform format called InterHelp (see

- WebWorks Publisher, which, combined with FrameMaker, can generate a
cross-platform format called WebWorks Help (see

- Adobe Acrobat, whose PDF files can be viewed on many platforms; of course,
many people would argue--and I would tend to agree--that PDF is not really a
help format (see

HTH ...

David Knopf
Knopf Online
Tel: 415-550-8367
E-mail: mailto:david -at- knopf -dot- com

RoboHELP Certified Trainer & Consultant
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