Tired of fighting with MS Word over formatting, I'm wondering if anyone knows a good program for generating design documents.

My needs are relatively simple:

1) Can keep a running section list of the content. For example:
  • 3 Conflict
    • 3.1 Enemies
      • 3.1.1 Goomba
      • 3.1.2 Koopa
    • 3.2 Obstacles
      • 3.2.1 Lava

2) Can generate a table of contents based on the section headers (set to a certain depth) and provide links to each one.

3) Supports basic image types (.png/.jpg)

4) (Preferable) Supports some sort of text-macro for inserting linked keywords to section headers

5) (Preferable) Outputs file in HTML format

If not a straight text editor, maybe a program that processes XML into HTML?

Thanks in advance :)
Not sure about the XML - HTML or Outputs as HTML but what about OpenOffice?

Guess it does "Export as .html .xhtml and .pdf)
In response to Leur
Well, I guess I could try it. I'd imagine it would have the same problems as Word, though. But then again, maybe it won't get in my way as much.

In response to Airjoe
Airjoe wrote:


Wow, that looks immensely powerful!

Thanks for the link, I'm thumbing through its documentation now :)
In response to DarkCampainger
LaTeX is how the pros write 100 page user guides.
In response to Airjoe
Airjoe wrote:


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