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Subject:Re: Query: Users of ForeHelp? From:Ron Miller <RSMH -at- AOL -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 18 Apr 1995 13:43:19 -0400
I use ForeHelp and I really like it. I chose it because I read in a review
that it was a good package for a non-technical user, and this is true. I
wrote my first help system with it last summer and have written 5 others
since then. It's a constant learning process, but ForeHelp enables you to get
up and running quickly with little or no technical knowledge about creating
I also like it precisely because it is not word processor-dependent as most
of the other authoring systems are. They have just come out with version 2.0
which I have not seen yet, but from what I've read it looks like they added
some nice features (made the interface a little easier to use) and made
general improvements to a product that was already pretty good to start with.
I haven't used RoboHelp, so I can't compare, but it and Doc-to-Help both
require Word. You can create a Help system from scratch inside the ForeHelp
interface if you so desire since it includes a fully functioning word
processor (not as fancy as Word, but not as bloated either).
I highly recommend ForeHelp. I was truly imitidated by the idea of creating a
Help system, and using ForeHelp totally demystified the process. Also, the
documentation is good and the technical support is excellent.
Any questions, please feel free to write me.
P.S. I have no affiliation with FH, I am merely a satisfied user.
P.P.S 1.0 did not come with a compiler, but 2.0 does.