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Start-to-Finish Visual Basic 2005: Learn Visual Basic 2005 as You Design and Develop a Complete Application by Tim Patrick

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Chapter 23. Adding Online Help

If there’s one thing I’ve learned in nearly 25 years of programming, it’s that users often need some help to run software on their systems. Programmers need help too, but getting back to computers: It’s rare that you find a technically conversant user. If you write applications that target businesses and departments within organizations (that’s what I do), you find that the users are very skilled at their job, but not necessarily skilled at using a computer. That’s why it is imperative that you make your programs as straightforward to use as possible.

You should also add online help to your applications. These ready documents act as the first wave of support for your user’s software needs. Of course, they seldom ...

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