Online help

The following tools are used primarily for developing and maintaining online help in a variety of formats.

Name Description
Author-it

New Zealand-based Author-it is a powerful, single-source authoring and content management tool. Author-it provides a multi-user environment with full control of security, standards, versioning, document release, and integrated project management.

DocToHelp

A tool for producing online help from Word documents.

Dr.Explain

Dr.Explain is a help authoring tool for creating help files, online manuals, PDF and printable documentation. It can capture screens from live applications and document them automatically.

Madcap Flare

XML-based software for producing HTMLHelp, WinHelp, WebHelp and printed documentation.

Help and Manual
Single-source, multi-channel help authoring tool.
HelpIQ

Tool for creating online help documentation website.

Adobe RoboHelp

Software for producing HTMLHelp, WinHelp, WebHelp and printed documentation.

HelpNDoc

Full-featured help authoring tool, easy and powerful enough to produce HTML help files, CHM, PDF, Word and IPhone documentation from a single source. Write help topics using the built-in word processor, hit the "Generate" button and it's done! HelpNDoc is free for personal use and evaluation purposes.

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