Designing a Help System

The topics in this section describe how to design a help system.

The Big Picture

Get an overview of what components are in a help system, and how HTML Help assists you in creating, managing, organizing, compiling, and testing help files.

Learn About Accessibility and Disability Concerns

Make your help system more accessible for users with disabilities.

Start a Help System Design

Start your design by deciding how your help system will be delivered and who your audience is. Then create plans for how to organize and present your help system.

Design Help

Design your help system by deciding how you want your topics to appear and how closely you want to integrate help into the program you are documenting.

Design for a Web site

There are special considerations to make when you design a help system for the Web. You must also plan to update and manage the Web site.

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