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JeffreyWay
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Many of you have been asking for a template to use when creating your help files.

You can download it from our blog.

As I said in the post, as you guys make suggestions, I’ll periodically update the template.

Thanks! JW

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Mastergreed
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Oh, great – definitely very useful thing.

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JohnBA
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Good Job !I’ll use it in my next theme

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Amanda
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That’s really useful, Jeffrey, thanks for uploading it!

It’s certainly given me more ideas to ensure my help files are very comprehensive (which saves loads of time as buyers require much less support!).

My help files tend to be quite long, so I’ve been including these as searchable PDFs (with table of contents). These have been approved so far, though I was wondering if the PDF format is the most suitable format? I’d love some opinions about this :)

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Steven_B
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Nice, this is a nice set up what a help file can include ! Good Work :)

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elisent
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Great job, thanks for posting this. I will not open up an older discussion, as long is fine for file approval (as we already got 2 files up), I’m fine with it.

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JeffreyWay
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As I said, we will surely revise the help file over time if it is request by our reviewers or buyers.

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emanuelfelipe
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Thank you, this help file template will be very useful.

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CreativeStable
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This was very helpful.

I have a question though, that should the file be named and where should it be in your zip file that you upload?

I just uploaded my first theme and it was rejected because they couldn’t find the help file… but it was right in the root of the zip called “README.txt”.

Thanks!

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postream
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Hi everybody! I’ve just uploaded my first theme! This is my readme.txt file, based on this template. I hope it could be usefull to somebody.

http://tinypaste.com/124a5

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