LiveDocs Help Pages Come to InDesign CS3
About a month ago I wrote here about some powerful new Help features in InDesign CS3. The InDesign Help files which we usually reach by choosing Help > InDesign Help are now also found as web pages which can be accessed on the Internet. When Adobe Help Viewer 1.1 launches, you can get to them by clicking the This page on the Web link. These pages can be searched for on the Internet. The web pages will be updated and added to in the future, presumably fixing the inevitable errors which creep into documentation which is written as the software is being engineered.
But now these web Help pages are enhanced to allow commenting. (Thanks to Tim Cole’s excellent blog for this information!) This feature was first introduced with the Photoshop Help web pages, and some of those have now been commented on, adding further information about the subject. At the bottom of each web Help page, you’ll see the Add Comment button.
Another advantage of the LiveDocs Help feature is that the current page has a URL (shown above the Add Comment button), which you can use as a reference when sending help information to other people. This is very difficult to do using Adobe’s Help Viewer.