HelpMaker

HelpMaker Build 4 7.4

Free help authoring tool

An important point in the development of software is the creation of Help files that enable users to learn everything they need to know about your app's usage. This is usually quite a tedious task but fortunately now you can count on Helpmaker to speed the process up. This program allows you to create the whole Help section of your program from scratch. Its interface resembles that of a standard Windows Help file, so you get a perfect view of what your finished project will look like. Plus, the embedded rich editor offers a large variety of text formatting options and makes the writing task a pleasant one. View full description

PROS

  • Lots of customization options
  • Excellent embedded editor

CONS

  • Feels a bit overwhelming at first

Very good
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An important point in the development of software is the creation of Help files that enable users to learn everything they need to know about your app's usage. This is usually quite a tedious task but fortunately now you can count on Helpmaker to speed the process up. This program allows you to create the whole Help section of your program from scratch. Its interface resembles that of a standard Windows Help file, so you get a perfect view of what your finished project will look like. Plus, the embedded rich editor offers a large variety of text formatting options and makes the writing task a pleasant one.

The complexity of this program, which even includes some extra tools to create image maps, buttons and icons, may be a bit overwhelming for first-time users.

HelpMaker is an application to create help files without an expensive word-processor, without having the manage multiple files. Writing help files is called help authoring.

HelpMaker

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HelpMaker Build 4 7.4

— User reviews — about HelpMaker

  • Bruce52

    by Bruce52

    "Great program for WinXP...not so great for Win7"

    I really like this program, but it needs an update. While most of it works just fine with Windows 7 the embedded URLs do... More.

    reviewed on October 8, 2013