Best Help documentation software.

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  1. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Here's a question for people who write technical documentation. What software do you use to compile your Help files with? I've seen a few: RoboHelp, AuthorIT, and some indie-type program called Help & Manual. RoboHelp has been end-of-lifed, from what I can tell, but AuthorIT looks good. Still I'd like some other opinions if there are any to be had.
     
  2. Peyomp

    Peyomp New Member

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    I don't use anything. I do em in HTML for manuals and Javadoc/Perldoc for the code. Should I be using something? What do these tools provide me?
     
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    this is what I use for documentation:

    code: doxygen
    research papers: LaTeX
    man pages: docbook
     
  4. deusexaethera

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    Check out www.authorit.com. Their software looks pretty damn impressive; it's effectively a database that stores everything you've ever written about anything, and lets you load that info into context templates and export the results into formats ranging from XML to WinHelp to Word to slideshows. It sounds tasty, and at a maximum cost of $200,000, it has to be good.
     

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