You might have experienced a small but annoying issue with HelpNDoc 3.4.1 if you are using un-compressed pictures in your documentation: HelpNDoc could produce empty or black PNG pictures when trying to optimize them when generating CHM and HTML documentation. We have fixed this issue and encourage you to download the fixed HelpNDoc 188.8.131.52 version.
We are glad to announce that a new version of HelpNDoc is available for download. This new version focuses on bug fixes and performance improvements: when generating large documents with hundreds or pages or many pictures, earlier versions could use too much memory or GDI resources which could lead to generation failure. This new version fixes this problem and scales much better. It also fixes the cursor position which was moved back to the beginning of a topic after pasting. Other fixes are detailed in the log bellow.
We are glad to announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 3.4 with amazing new features and enhancements such as new customization capabilities for templates as well as enhanced HTML and CHM documentation generation to cite a few. HelpNDoc 3.4 brings many requested additions and fixes such as the HTML table of contents which now correctly selects the currently viewed topic.
YouTube videos are extremely useful to easily share an animated content such as a step-by-step guide or an how-to movie. It is worth considering adding a YouTube video in an HTML based documentation, such as a CHM help file, to showcase a procedure and make it more easily and rapidly understandable by the end-user. As an added advantage, the video file won't be embedded in the final documentation but streamed directly from YouTube, thus lowering the final documentation's size. Let's see how fast and easy it is to add a YouTube video to a CHM help file or an HTML documentation using HelpNDoc.
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A new version of HelpNDoc has just been released for download and features many additions and bug fixes. This new version 3.3 includes new features such as a JQuery mobile template or the reintroduction of the extended table of contents, as well as many bug fixes and enhancements.
We created a new HTML5 template based on the JQuery Mobile framework for the next version of HelpNDoc and we didn't see any reason not to release it before as it is compatible with any version of HelpNDoc 3. So if you don't want to wait, you can download the new HTML template and read on for more information and installation instruction.
A new version of HelpNDoc has just been released for download and features many additions and bug fixes. This new version 3.2 introduces two of the most requested features: the possibility to generate a table of contents with page numbers in Word and PDF documents and a way to clean the CHM output directory after generation.