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Apple Guide Complete: Designing and Developing Onscreen Assistance

If you've been waiting to give your users more than just onscreen reference information, now you can with Apple Guide, Apple Computer's innovative help delivery system. With Apple Guide, you can produce guide files that actually lead users, step by step, through complex tasks and concepts. If you want to provide task-oriented, context-specific instructions, Apple Guide gives you the ease and flexibility to do so. You'll learn about the complete cycle of designing, scripting, and coding guide files in these four parts of the book: Guide Maker, the software you use to build and test guide files, is also available on the Web at
Availability: Click below to obtain Apple Guide Complete in any of the following formats.
Printed Acrobat (2761K).

Book Contents
Figures, Tables, and Listings
Preface - About This Book
Part 1 - Designing Guide Files
Chapter 1 - Introduction to Apple Guide
Chapter 2 - Authoring Tips and Suggestions
Chapter 3 - Planning Your Help Content
Part 2 - Building Guide Files
Chapter 4 - Introduction to Guide Maker
Chapter 5 - Creating Your Guide File
Chapter 6 - Testing Your Guide File
Chapter 7 - Localizing Your Guide File
Chapter 8 - Converting Windows Help Files
Part 3 - Integrating Guide Files
Chapter 9 - Apple Guide API
Part 4 - Scripting Guide Files
Chapter 10 - Guide Script Command Reference
Appendix A - Guide Script Command Abbreviations
Appendix B - Guide Script Commands and Parameters Quick Reference
Appendix C - SurfWriter Guide and Its Source Files
Appendix D - Checklist

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© Apple Computer, Inc.
12 JUL 1996