A software help authoring tool. Dr.Explain captures windows from a live application, makes screenshots and automatically adds references to all window`s controls: buttons, fields, lists, and etc. Dr.Explain makes CHM, RTF, and HTML help files.
Features: Dr.Explain is a tool that makes Help files easily in different formats. It creates this documentation quickly. It is able to analyze the structure of an UI, capture screenshots, identify graphic items such as buttons etc so that just adding some relevant text makes the documentation complete very quickly. It parses a live application and automatically produces screenshots of its windows along with a sequence of callouts for each window control. This analysis of the structure is done irrespective of what technology windows software, web site, Java or Flash application is involved. Each of these call outs are to be described in the document and the documentation is done. You can choose between several formats. CHM, HTML or RTF are the formats in which the final documentation can be created.
The package takes care of formatting and the document generation, usually the necessary but tedious part of the work. Documenters can concentrate on how best to describe the operations-the heart of the documentation. All the data is maintained in a single source file, thus it is very useful for ensure the help update also is in sync wit software update and all versions are the same. Editing the available original version help makes sure no inconsistency creeps in. In doing this, they are not required to rearrange the entire help or generate a new file. Customizing options let the developers match a particular corporate style easily. All visual elements, menus and page layouts can be customized. The same help files can be invoked from any programming language environment.
Overall: Useful functionality is backed by ease of use and meaningful help in document creation. This is good stuff. This is a big help in a routine yet a vital area of a software product development.