Who we are

EC Software GmbH is based in Salzburg, Austria. Our time zone: GMT +1 (PST +9)

We develop tools for professional technical documentation

Our flagship product Help+Manual is an XML based, single-source authoring environment, that creates online help in a variety of formats and PDF user manuals in one process, maintaining different content for every format.

About Help+Manual

Help+Manual, initially released in 1997, was the first help authoring tool that could create online help and print documentation from one source, in one easy step. Its straightforward interface and unmatched ease of use made it an immediate success.

Today, Help+Manual is the most popular online help tool on the market with tens of thousands of users world-wide.

Faces of EC Software

Alexander Halser

founded EC Software.

He is an archetypal workaholic with a real passion for what he does. He likes reading, writing, computer software, user interface design and traveling.

Michael Schwarzl

is the inspired architect of Help+Manual's hardcore stuff, the code that makes it so rock-solid.

He likes agile software development and loves kids (got three of his own).

Tim Green

is the geek on our team and loves writing, music, photography, JavaScript programming, e-books, Apple stuff and anything technical.

He is also passionate about delivering outstanding technical support for our products.

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EC Software GmbH
Derra-de-Moroda-Straße 10
5020 Salzburg
FN 266803 h - Regional court as commercial court Salzburg
VAT-ID: ATU61968008

Alexander Halser (managing director)

Tel: +43 662 230309
Email: see contact form

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