Re: Trends in Help authoring?

Subject: Re: Trends in Help authoring?
From: "Chuck Martin" <cm -at- writeforyou -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2004 09:56:13 -0800

"Geoff Hart" <ghart -at- videotron -dot- ca> wrote in message news:232343 -at- techwr-l -dot- -dot- -dot-
> Over the next few weeks, my job will be to develop an efficient and
> bug-free process for creating source text in Word (for review and
> revision) and using that text to create an HTMLHelp system that can be
> updated by simply updating the Word source files and recompiling. Not
> sure that's possible, but here's hoping! Advice from techwr-l welcomed,
> and I'll eventually post a summary of what I've found to work so others
> can benefit.
My condolences. I wouldn't wish HTML-based output from Word source files on

I haven't tried it out, but I'm thinking about it. Have you considered doing
the authoring in HTML and using a tool such as Macromedia Contribute to
manage what others can and cannot update?

Chuck Martin
User Assistance & Experience Engineer
twriter "at" sonic "dot" net

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