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Easy like a word processor, yet much more powerful
Help & Manual is a documentation tool and content management system for both single and multi-author editing.
While it is as easy to use like a normal word processor, Help & Manual gives you the full power of a true WYSIWYG XML editor.
All the tools you need are at your fingertips in a single intuitive environment, and the program handles all the complex, technical aspects of the process for you. Instead of wasting countless hours "programming" your help you can focus all your energy on actually writing your documentation, so that all your working time is productive time.
Help & Manual User Interface with project overview
WYSIWYG topics editor
Single source, multi-channel publishing
Single source is much more than just outputting exactly the same information to different formats. Help & Manual supports conditional and customized output features that enable you to include variant content versions for different output formats and purposes – all in the same project, no post-processing is required.
Help & Manual creates all publishing formats from a single source
All publishing formats supported by Help & Manual are generated from the same project. This means you only have to edit your help and documentation once. Forget about the nightmare of "converting" your documentation every time you change anything.
Intuitive working environment
Help & Manual´s working environment gives you all the formatting and editing features of a modern word processor, including dynamic styles and complex tables.
This is combined with powerful features for generating and editing help and documentation files, including full support for multimedia and complex modular projects.
Your projects are displayed and edited with the same hierarchical tree structure used by all Windows help formats. The editor and content tree view are combined in a single window. Editing topics and manipulating the structure of your projects is fast and intuitive.
Help & Manual handles all the complexities of help formatting and generation for you, letting you concentrate on the work of writing. But there is also extensive support for power users and experienced help authors. You can get under the hood and insert your own HTML code, change the code the program uses to generate your projects, manipulate topic and project templates and more. Help & Manual gives you the best of both worlds.
I've used RoboHelp since... well, prior to version 3. I just switched over to Help and Manual and it's been great. I actually enjoy writing documentation now.
Glenn Fromer, Treasury Software