Help Authoring Forums and Conferences

Here you will find links to popular forums and groups dedicated to help authoring and technical writing-related techniques and issues.


Help authoring tools and techniques (HATT), a popular discussion list about help tools and related topics.

TECHWR-L Email Discussion Groups

Online community on technical communication.

Download a Help Authoring Tool

If you a looking for a suitable tool to create your help file, you can view the Choosing a Help Authoring Tool section for the list of features that you may need to complete a particular project.

Also you can download one of the recommendable help authoring tools which includes support for multiple help formats, an easy-to-use UI, and advanced features such as conditional text.

Help file maker main window
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Details Value
Filename HelpSmithSetup.exe
File size 57 MB
Platform Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
1 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 150MB free disk space