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Just thought I would let everybody know what I did. I decided to go for
first scenario (doing on-line and hardcopy documentation vs. only
Thanks everybody for your feedback!
Now one more question for you: what do you think is the best tool for
and also, for viewing, on-line help. I realize that the best tool for
creating may not be the best tool for reading. I'm asking as I'm going
be making some recommendations to my future boss. Right now, he likes
Adobe Acrobat, but I'm not sure if it's what we want to be using.
Adobe Acrobat is a great tool for moving currently existing hardcopy
documentation that has an electronic source into an on-line viewing mode.
It is not used for viewing help files. WinHelp provides that capability
for Windows. There are any number of authoring tools available for
WinHelp, what you use will depend on your needs and how you are creating
documents and help files. I use ForeHelp from ForeFront and I'm very
happy with it. If you want, send a private e-mail and I'll be glad to
exchange mail about this subject with you.