By "structured", do you mean DITA or some other type of structured content?


>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 J) 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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