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HelpScribble’s Features and Benefits

Write Perfect Help Files for Your Software

You need HelpScribble to create a top quality help file for your software. Windows users expect to receive detailed documentation at a quick press of the F1 button. You will sell more copies of your software if a thoughtful help file flattens the learning curve for prospects trying the evaluation version of your product.

No matter which development tool you are using, you can always use a help file created with HelpScribble to provide context-sensitive help for your application, whether it's 16-bit Windows, 32-bit Windows or .NET (dot net).

If you know how to use a word processor, you can build a help file with HelpScribble. Creating new topics and adding links to them cannot be easier. No experience required.

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Portable Documents with Hyperlinks

With HelpScribble you can easily create hyperlinked documents that can be read on any computer running Windows.

The WinHelp files that you create with HelpScribble are a collection of linked pages, just like a web site. But unlike a web site, you only need to distribute one file. This file can be read on any Windows computer. No other software is needed.

You need absolutely no programming experience to use HelpScribble. Many word processors and HTML editors are more complicated than HelpScribble.

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The Complete Help Authoring Tool

HelpScribble is a full-featured stand-alone help authoring tool. It is not an add-on for MS Word like so many other help writing products. You can create the entire help file right within HelpScribble.

With HelpScribble you can even provide your documentation in several forms, all from the same source. You can add context-sensitive help to your application, print a manual and provide online documentation on your web site.

WinHelp

WinHelp is the classic Windows help file format. It is fast, compact and supported by Windows 3.x, NT 3.x, 95, 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP. Windows users are familiar with it. Most Windows development tools allow you to use WinHelp files to add context-sensitive help to your applications.

With HelpScribble you have all the functionality you need to build a complete help file, including table of contents, keyword index, browse sequences, etc. With HelpScribble's SHG (image map) editor, you can make your pictures or screen shots say more than a thousand words.

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Printed Manual

Reading from paper is a lot easier than reading from a screen. A printed manual or, for downloadable software, a printable manual in PDF format, adds greatly to the value of your product.

You can use your HelpScribble project as the basis for your printed manual. You can export your help text to one large RTF or HTML file that you or your DTP professional can turn into a finished manual using a word processor or DTP program.

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HTML Help

HTML Help is Microsoft's current help format. It is supported by Windows 98, ME, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. It is the standard help format for .NET (dot net). Using HelpScribble, you can build classic WinHelp .hlp files and new HTML Help .chm files from the same source. You decide whether you want maximum compatibility with older computers, or if you want to offer a state of the art help system, or both.

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Web Help

If you want to provide online documentation, you can create one large HTML file or a collection of HTML files from your HelpScribble project and upload those to your web site. Your customers will have instant access to the latest documentation at any time.

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Cross-Platform Help

If you are developing platforms such as Linux, where there is no standard help format, you can provide your documentation as HTML files. The user can easily view those files in a browser. If you use Kylix, you can even easily integrate them into your application.

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Do Not Take My Word For It

I could rattle on all day about how great HelpScribble is. But do not take my word for it!

Find out what the people say about HelpScribble before you decide to buy.

Chris Kryza

"Just wanted to let you folks know that you have created a very, very, very nice product! The last time I had to generate a context sensitive help file I used Doc-To-Help and I remember it took me weeks to get it right. With HelpScribble I was able to put together a complete help system in under 2 days and I then created a web-help deployment of same in seconds. I used your demo version to create the entire project and then purchased your product online after I saw how good it all looked. Great stuff!"

 

Roj Ash

"I just felt I had to compliment you on this product. I have no experience of producing Help files, and having evaluated a number of products, I was beginning to believe that a mere programmer had no chance whatever!

"I am not only making good progress in producing the Help for our product (which is usually used by **very** inexperienced users), but I'm actually enjoying it!

"Thanks for a great product."

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HelpScribble is an excellent help authoring tool. But do not take my word for it! Download the free evaluation version and see for yourself.

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