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Writing Apple Help Books With Less Pain

Friday, 03 October 2008

Over the years I have been building a Python tool that turns specially-formatted OmniOutliner 3 files into proper help books, which can then be dropped into an app. This is pretty useful for “single-sourcing” our help and manuals.

Writing in Apple Help Book format is really painful, but often necessary. I really love the idea of writing everything in OmniOutliner and converting the data into the Apple Help Book format. William has created a very useful tool for us developers out there. Thank you very much. Now you really don’t have an excuse why your app has no built-in help.