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    Anyone have a favorite help system you've integrated with an A5 web app? The help system built into A5 isn't quite doing it for us and I need to get a help system in place real soon now.
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    I just use WordPress or Joomla! :)

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    I've recorded videos and put them on youtube, then created a video component to display those videos. You could probably hook that into a button/icon on the fields.

    I've also integrated Redmine http://www.redmine.org/ as an issue tracker / feature request system.

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    I am using http://www.helpndoc.com/ but i am using it as a standalone help system.

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    I have built in a jQuery help system using a backend MySQL db to configure the help using alpha grids.

    If you're interested, let me know, and I'll give you a demo.

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    Steve, are you thinking internet app or intranet app?

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    Internet app Andy.
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    Yea, if A5's prebuilt system is no good for you, and building a good one from scratch would still be time-consuming (even in A5), then your best bet is to provide static links out to a separate help system (several mentioned above).

    http://www.helpndoc.com/ mentioned above looks good because the software would allow you to build html files locally into A5's directory structure and publish (using A5). You would then need to 'hook' from A5 pages and components.

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    I use one called Help and Manual. The really nice thing is that it builds the help system and you can output it as html files into a5's directory and publish from there. Using the same file and with the click of another button it will make the same help available as either a RTF document, pdf file, itunes ebook, webhelp or windows ebook. Gives the user a lot of choices.

    It has a look of different skins to make the help file look good or you can use the CSS files you have already created for the A5 project. Here is where you can find it: http://www.helpandmanual.com
    Steve, I think you have this....
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