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    Question Trying to Create the 'Help' section

    OK. So I am working with my IT department on a project. They have a large ASP/MSSQL db system for tracking multiple locations/projects, etc. The site has been an internal device for some time. We are trying to massage the system into a product to lease out.

    As a results, we are now having to develop manuals for setup, configuration, and most importatly - use. I need to develop a users manual for the system. I can fill in the blanks, but I don't want to make Word documents. I want the help to be online, seearchable, etc. I'd love to be able to tag sections as being for certain security levels so someone with high security would see ALL the stuff, someone with low security would only see the peices associated with what they have access to, etc.

    Is there anything out in the ASP (or even PHP) world that does this? I just need a module or something I think. I could use a basic FAQ peice, but I don't think that would be robust enough. Ideas?

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    For security levels you would have to have your users make accounts when they purchase your software. Based on their accounts rights is what you display in your manual.

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    Is there anything out in the ASP (or even PHP) world that does this? I just need a module or something I think. I could use a basic FAQ peice, but I don't think that would be robust enough. Ideas?
    Personally I'd much rather code my own so that the coding style is consistent with the rest of my Web site but you might try searching at:

    HotScripts.com
    http://www.hotscripts.com

    Planet Source Code
    http://www.planet-source-code.com

    Scripts.com
    http://www.scripts.com

    The ASP Resource Index
    http://www.aspin.com
    J. Paul Schmidt
    www.Bullschmidt.com - Freelance Web and Database Developer
    www.Bullschmidt.com/DevTip.asp - Classic ASP Design Tips

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    add a field to the users table, stating their access, administrator can set the access level from a control panel, then use <% if rs("accesslevel") = "0" then %> admin stuff <% end if %><% if rs("accesslevel") = "1" then %> moderator <% end if %><% if rs("accesslevel") = "2" then %> less important <% end if %> <% if rs("accesslevel") = "3" then %> minimal access %> etc..

    I used to do it, Dreameaver has an extension if you use it.

    Gav


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