Effective, instantly available online help is a requirement for today's interactive applications. Until now, Java application developers have been forced to develop their own help systems. That's no longer necessary. With the release of JavaHelp, there is a complete and standard online help system for the Java platform. " Creating Effective JavaHelp " covers the main features and options of JavaHelp. It shows you how to create a basic JavaHelp system, prepare help topics, and deploy the help system in your application. Aimed at all levels of Java developers and technical writers, the book takes a chapter-by-chapter approach to building concepts. It will give you a complete understanding of how to create usable JavaHelp systems and integrate them into Java applications and applets. Topics covered include understanding Java Help. Creating your first HelpSet. Planning the JavaHelp project. Preparing Help topics. Creating HelpSet data and navigation files. Enhancing the Helpset. Using the JavaHelp API for advanced presentation options. Deploying the help system to your users. Using third-party help-authoring tools.