Help with Macintosh programming

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online help systems

I’ve got a Mac and Windows application that I’m hoping to add an online help
system to.  I already have Balloon help, but I need more of a hypertext based
system for more info than Balloon help gives.

Under Windows, it’s easy.

On the Mac, I’ve got some problems.  Apple Guide, which is very nice, isn’t
really an option because few of the people who’ll be using my application have
System 7.5.

I looked at Help on Wheels — it would work, but it requires MPW.  I really
need to use Symantec, but I have CodeWarrior, too — but I’m not going to get
MPW just to get the HOW to work.

I also got info on E-Help.  It lets me use my Windows help stuff almost right
out of the box.  This is VERY nice, BUT — it’s quite expensive (about $2500).
So, here’s the question(s)…

Does anyone have any thoughts on these or any other solutions for adding
on-line help to a Macintosh application?

Thanks tons in advance.  Email or follow-up posts are fine.

Rob

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  1. admin says:

    r…@eats.com (Rob Newberry) writes:
    >I looked at Help on Wheels — it would work, but it requires MPW.  I really
    >need to use Symantec, but I have CodeWarrior, too — but I’m not going to get
    >MPW just to get the HOW to work.

    I agree… it’s pretty good (and it’s free!).  I spoke with the author a
    while ago and he said they are working on a version for CW – hopefully it
    will be out soon!  (I don’t have MPW either)

    >I also got info on E-Help.  It lets me use my Windows help stuff almost right
    >out of the box.  This is VERY nice, BUT — it’s quite expensive (about $2500).

    OUCH!  I knew it would be expecsive….

    Well, it probobably is a flat fee (no individual copy costs), and if
    you were woking at a company with big bucks, it would be no big deal…