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Developer Tools - Help Authoring
In addition to your programming language, what do you need to be a successful programmer? One part of the answer is the right set of tools, including many not provided as a part of the language distribution. The old saying "It's a poor carpenter who blames his tools!" may be true, but having good tools definitely gives a good programmer a head start.

Help Authoring
Help file - programmers hate them, but users love them. There are two basic Help file types available, the original .HLP format and the more recent .CHM file format.

I recommend creating .CHM files for your applications, using the most recent version of the free Microsoft HTML Help 1.4 SDK to meet your Help file generation needs.

There are other capable, and more expensive, help authoring tools available but I'm not ready to recommend any of them over the free tool from Microsoft.

Check out my software reviews section for a more complete listing/recommendation of programming tools.