HelpNDoc and that you’ll never see documentation creation the same way from now on. We even think you will enjoy it soon. This tutorial project will let you get. But for those who cannot afford RoboHelp there are some free alternatives out there like HelpNDoc; free at least for personal use. If you need to.

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HelpNDoc makes it easy to create new templates from scratch. A floating license server needs to be installed on an accessible server and will be responsible for leasing the licenses to HelpNDoc users. By default, all topics are included in all builds when documentation is generated.

There are also some other free and low-cost help authoring tools available, such as HelpSetMaker, Helptrix, Helpinator, and some more details see http: Users expect their documentation to be easily accessible from the wide variety of devices available to them such as the popular eBook readers.

It lists all occurrences of library items as well as any topics that use them. A named license can only be used by one specific person and installed on her own computer. Here is where you will enter your ‘Project title’ as well as selecting a project language. HelpNDoc gives you the flexibility of adding new topics in two easy steps and putting them in any order within your table of contents. When a keyword becomes obsolete, it is possible to delete it from the keywords list.

You can create a template to control the format when you publish your documentation using Word and PDF, instructing HelpNDoc to begin each new topic on a new page. After creating a new template, you can then tailor it to support specific requirements. Here are some of the things I like about HelpNDoc: The ePub and Kindle eBooks contain not only the content from the Word document, but also the images, hyperlinks and organizational structure.


HelpNDoc is free for personal use and evaluation purposes.

This removes the keywords as well as its association with topics. Content and topics tagged with included tags will be generated for that build while content tagged with others tags will be excluded. This permits you to maintain the relative position of hyperlinks when you change the order of topics without needing to update the specific hyperlinks. How to create new HelpNDoc projects Step-by-step guide. You can also use the Project Analyzer to eliminate unnecessary and outdated duplicates to streamline your updating processes.

This is quite simple to do. The Project Analyzer makes it easy to evaluate the hyperlinks used throughout your project. Learn more and download HelpNDoc free for personal use at http: HelpNDoc has automatically created the table of contents hierarchy for us. HelpNDoc gives you tremendous flexibility in updating keywords: You can use keywords to index your topics to help users to find the information they are looking for.

In addition, you can further customize settings such as color, font size, numbering style, and create conditional tags to tailor your documentation to support specific requirements. A majority of help projects out there are in. HelpNDoc offers four kinds of topics. Floating licenses can be installed on any number of computers.

This advanced feature allows you to create new scripts and load hslpndoc ones, execute and build scripts, and save scripts for future use. Readers can then click a parent topic, expanding it to view the children topics. HelpNDoc provides over fifteen default dictionaries that you may use to spell check your help and manuals. That’s how easy it is to create new projects with HelpNDoc.

After importing the CHM help file, you have the option of updating the content. Using hyperlinks can help you enhance the value of your documentation by putting readers in control and allowing them to interact with your tutodial.

Once you’ve selected to start a new project, the ‘New Project’ window will pop up. You can use the Project Analyzer to sort hyperlinks uttorial their properties i.


When you insert anchors within topics you get the added benefit of being able to create hyperlinks to those embedded anchors.

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It checks spelling as you enter content into your editor, add new topics into your table of contents, create new keywords, post new items to your library… Your whole project is covered from spelling errors. After importing the ePub file, you have the option of updating the content.

Deleting them from your HelpNDoc projects just takes a few clicks. This makes tutirial simple to define your preferences once and then use them repeatedly without manually defining styles each time you create a new project.

Plus, you can drill-down to resolve specific issues. You can download it at www. It is possible to create an unlimited number of build outputs in HelpNDoc and for each of those, it is possible to indicate which conditional tags needs to be included. Only a few simple steps are necessary to get up and running with a new HelpNDoc project. You can click the ‘New Project’ icon here under the ‘Common tasks’ section.

A Free Help File Software: HelpNDoc

HelpNDoc affords you tremendous flexibility to support dynamic requirements when you publish your documentation. Step 1 There are two ways to create a new project in HelpNDoc.

It has also correctly set up the “project title” 3.

You tutotial sort items by type, caption, source, and topics. HelpNDoc assigns a header when you create a new topic. Your library in HelpNDoc is a central storage area for your entire project where you maintain your multimedia files including images, photographs, videos, documents, HTML code, variables and snippets. This is what the TOC-typing screen looks like: