I've got documentation in structured FrameMaker 10 and Mif2Go. I've produced 
Eclipse Help routinely in the past, but for the first time, we're creating a 
user interface in Visual Studio. We want to integrate the Help so that a button 
or menu item in the UI will open a Help window, complete with a table of 
contents and search facility. An index would be nice, and context-sensitive 
links to the documentation would be nice, but are lower priority.

The software is intended for Windows operating systems only, and it's supposed 
to be a standalone installation-no internet or network required.

We are considering Microsoft HTML Help, but have a few concerns because it 
seems somewhat dated and lacking in active development on Microsoft's part. We 
are also considering standalone Eclipse Help because it's being maintained and 
we can leverage our previous experience, but we are somewhat daunted by its 
size and the fact that we couldn't find anyone using it when they aren't 
producing an Eclipse-based product. WebHelp requires us to buy RoboHelp, which 
isn't out of the question, but I'm not sure we can justify the cost because we 
don't need it to run cross-platform nor from a server, and our developer is a 
bit concerned about the uncompiled set of output files being too easy for 
customers to mess with. Could anyone suggest any other Help formats we should 
look at? Can anyone endorse a Help format or tell us which ones we should 
avoid? Can anyone (besides Jeremy :)) tell me about their experience with 

Fei Min Lorente
Senior Technical Communicator
Medical and Wireless Division
+1 519-884-9696 ext. 2229 | Waterloo office
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