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Apple Guide Authoring Kit

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For System 7.0 - 7.6
Guides on emulating older applications

Create your own guides!

Apple Guide marks a leap from the passive assistance of typical help systems to on-line active assistance that lets users accomplish tasks as they learn how to do them. Rather than read through a manual or browse the built-in "help" of an application (which is typically little more than a manual on disk), users can call on Apple Guide technology and be walked through the solution to their problem simply by following a series of on-screen prompts. It's almost like having a local expert look over your shoulder and guide you through the task at hand.

Now, with the Guide Maker 1.0 authoring tool provided on this CD, you can write your own guides to walk a user through the applications they already have on their Macintosh! Write your content in the word processor of your choice, then use Guide Maker to compile your content into an Apple Guide file. Then, simply drop the guide in the folder of the application you wish to coach, and -- voila! -- you've just brought Apple Guide's amazing abilities to bear on your users' most frequently asked questions.

Also included on this CD is full, on-line documentation for Guide Maker 1.0 and the Guide Script command language, as well as convenient guide authoring aides like Coach Mark Assistant, a tool that makes specifying coach marks as easy as drawing them on-screen.

Take advantage of Apple Guide through Guide Maker 1.0 — and make your users more productive!

-- from the Apple Guide Authoring Kit Overview

Architecture: 68k PPC

Intended for use with System 7.5.