A Windows tool for Apple Help

One of the nice features of Apple Help is that it is comprised of regular HTML files, with just a couple of special-meaning meta tags. This means you can create it using the HTML authoring tool of your choice. Aside from the tool that creates the database used for searching the content, which is supplied by Apple for free, you aren't required to use any particular tool at all. But, tech writers love tools, particularly when they might save some time. If you're looking for a simple way to create Apple Help and don't already have a favorite authoring tool, take a look at PandaWare's Simple Help Editor 2.0 . It's inexpensive and runs on both Mac OS X and Windows. That's right, you can create your Apple Help system almost entirely on Windows. A nice bonus for those who need it.

Posted: February 18, 2007 link to this item, Tweet this item, respond to this item