Pretty Flow is a freeware application which lets you schedule different tasks on certain periods or certain events like when file changes, and it now includes an HelpNDoc compilation task. This means that you can easily automate your documentation generation based on some trigger you define to strengthen your documentation producing process. Pretty Flow also features a server with a web interface so you can remotely run and control your different automated tasks.
When HelpNDoc generates an HTML documentation, the usual process is to generate it to a local disk drive, review it, then upload it to the web-server where it will be accessible for the end-user. However, when testing the locally generated documentation using Microsoft Internet Explorer, you might notice a broken tables of contents at first, as well as a notification message at the top of the screen mentioning that "To help protect you security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer. Click here for options..." as shown on the following screen-shot.
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A new review from George Norman at FindMySoft.com finds HelpNDoc powerful, easy and safe to install. "If you decide to download and install the IBE Software-developed application HelpNDoc on your system, you will enjoy the functionality of an easy to use, powerful and intuitive tool to create help files" says the review before pointing out that HelpNDoc is "free of charge. This means you can get HelpNDoc, enjoy the functionality it provides, and keep your hard earned money in your pocket".
We are glad to announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 2.9 as a free 3.45MB download. This new release includes fixes and enhancements to many parts of HelpNDoc such as the PDF documentation generator and the CHM importer as well as interface fine-tunes to provide even faster documentation creation.
Using the Freeware Edition of HelpNDoc, you can create a Compiled HTML Help Format (CHM) table of contents in a mater of seconds, either by freely typing it, importing one from an existing CHM help file or using HelpNDoc's interface to position the topics. This article presents the steps involved to easily and rapidly create a complete and structured table of content for your documentations.
The HelpNDoc help authoring environment can export flash SWF and FLV files in the generated CHM and HTML documentation. To do so, Flash files must first be included in HelpNDoc's library, a placeholder for various files related to your documentation, then inserted in one or multiple help topics.
HelpNDoc 2.8 has just been released and is available as a free 3.45MB download. HelpNDoc 2.8 introduces the library which holds Flash animations. Therefore, HelpNDoc has also been adapted to produce CHM and HTML documentations containing local or distant Flash files.
Among various performance improvements and bug fixes, HelpNDoc 2.8 will warn you if you try to save to a read-only file and table merging support as well as RTF table import have been enhanced.
HelpNDoc 2.7 has just been released and is available as a free 3.44MB download. HelpNDoc 2.7 introduces a CHM importer which will let you decompile any existing compiled CHM help files, edit it within HelpNDoc and re-compile it or produce HTML, Word and PDF documentation out of it. In addition to that much requested feature, the Word and HTML generators have been enhanced to produce cleaner headings and to better handle the resolution of JPEG images.