Best prog for making a help file?

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  1. Acoustyk

    Acoustyk Jesus didn't save the dinosaurs lol

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    I'm in charge of making a handbook for some software and I'm not sure how to do it. Previously we've converted .doc files into .pdfs so that the user could simply read it but it seems stupid that we're not taking advantage of linking things throughout the document etc. Anyway, my question is: What program (if I even need one) is best for creating a help file?
     
  2. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    google docs + offline mode
     
  3. White Stormy

    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    oh nevermind the first time I read that I thought you meant like an internal help file, not something for customers.
     
  4. Acoustyk

    Acoustyk Jesus didn't save the dinosaurs lol

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    Yeah, I want to package it with the software. It doesn't have to be anything incredible, the software is for internal use. I just want to make it easily navigable etc.
     
  5. CyberBullets

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    You can do internal linking in a .doc/.docx file and then save it as a pdf with the links built in, as well as an index column.

    Just make sure you properly use formatting tags. (Headers, TOC, etc)
     
  6. Acoustyk

    Acoustyk Jesus didn't save the dinosaurs lol

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    Aha, I figured there was a way MS Word could do it. You wouldn't happen to have a link explaining something like this would you?
     
  7. CodeX

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    As much as I hated it microsoft compiled help is pretty much the standard for internal help documents. It's basicallly HTML and is easy to create just get the editor directly from MS. It makes a help document that looks like the ones almost all programs use when you go to Help->Contents
     

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