Redesigned user interface
The user interface has been totally redesigned to adopt the Microsoft Office's ribbon concept. This brings clarity, efficiency and a consistent experience for users of the Microsoft Office suite without altering the simplicity that makes HelpNDoc so easy to use.
Support for text styles
HelpNDoc 3’s topic editor now supports text styles shared amongst all topics. Users can use pre-defined text styles as well as create their own ones to produce better looking and more easily maintainable documentation. This also helps producing much smaller HTML documentation.
Enhanced documentation generation
HelpNDoc 3 introduces a new way of generating documentation through user-defined templates. These intermediary files instruct HelpNDoc on how to generate various parts of the documentation and allow extreme fine-tuning of the generated content.
HelpNDoc 3 now stores all the assets of the project in the library: pictures, movies, flash, documents, code... all those items are reusable and editable from the library. Documentation maintainability is greatly simplified and the generated files' size are much lower.
New file format
HelpNDoc 3 introduces a much more robust and faster file format based on a standard SQLite database.
Better Unicode support
HelpNDoc 3 has been built around an Unicode environment and is compatible with Unicode languages both for editing and generating the end-user documentation.
HelpNDoc 3 has been fully rewritten with efficiency and evolution in mind. HelpNDoc 3 is the fruit of many years of accompanying technical writers in their daily tasks and listening to their problems and wishes to simplify their work.
With HelpNDoc 3, you can take advantage of better memory consumption and overall speed optimizations to handle a virtually unlimited number of topics.
The most important parts have not changed
HelpNDoc 3 is still completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. It still does not contain any spy-ware of any kind. And we worked very hard to make it as easy to use as previous versions of HelpNDoc, if not easier.