Help Authoring Tools

Market overview of recommendable tools for creating software documentation, especially for the creation of user manuals and online help files. Many of these help authoring tools, online documentation tools, and other user assistance development tools can generate printable user manuals (PDF) and online help systems (help sites) from the same text base (single source publishing).

On this page:

The market leaders

Other general help authoring tools

Rapid help development tools

Converters for Microsoft Word and FrameMaker documents

Tools with a focus on code and API documentation

Static Site Generators

General purpose HTML and CSS editors

Mere HTML and CHM compilers and converters

Tools and scripts for embedding information into (web) applications (onboarding; walkthroughs; contextual help)


For a list of online tools (SaaS tools), see Cloud-based Help Authoring Tools.

For information on the indicated price levels , see Price Levels.










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