HelpNDoc's AI Assistant is an advanced tool powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI), seamlessly incorporated into HelpNDoc's user interface. This integration simplifies and enhances the content creation, revision, and improvement processes for technical writers. Utilizing the capabilities of OpenAI's APIs (the same technology behind ChatGPT) the AI Assistant streamlines daily tasks, making them quicker and more accurate for technical writers.

Note: An authentication token must be obtained from OpenAI and entered in HelpNDoc's options. Using this service might incur additional fees depending on the nature and volume of its usage.

Overview of the user interface

The AI Assistant user interface is similar to standard conversational interfaces such as ChatGPT's. It includes the following elements:

  1. The toolbar, which includes common actions 
  2. If content is select within the topic editor before the AI Assistant is open, it will appear under the "HelpNDoc" prompt
  3. The prompt that was previously entered by HelpNDoc's user
  4. AI Assistant's response followed by possible actions such as:
    • Copy: Copy the response in the clipboard
    • Insert: Insert the content of the response within the currently opened topic editor
    • Replace: Replace the currently selected content within the currently opened topic editor
  1. The input field to enter a prompt to be sent to the AI Assistant

Sample actions and prompts

Here is a list of some of the actions which can be performed using HelpNDoc's AI Assistant, including sample prompts.



Sample prompt

Content creation

Generate drafts, outlines, and complete sections of documents automatically. The AI Assistant can help expand on bullet points, fill in content under headings, or suggest new topics that are relevant to the current documentation.

Suggest an outline for a comprehensive guide on integrating APIs into existing software systems, including potential challenges and solutions.

Content revision

Improve the clarity, grammar, and style of existing documents. The Assistant provides suggestions to refine and polish content, ensuring it meets professional standards and is easy to understand.

Review this draft about network security protocols and suggest improvements for clarity, accuracy, and readability.

Clarification and explanation

Explain complex technical concepts in simpler terms. It can also provide definitions, context, and detailed explanations of technical terms and processes, making technical documentation more accessible.

Explain the concept of "Blockchain Technology" in simple terms suitable for a non-technical audience.

Content summarization

Summarize long documents or sections quickly, allowing writers and readers to grasp the main points without going through the entire text. This is especially useful for creating abstracts or executive summaries.

Summarize the main points of this document on machine learning applications in healthcare, focusing on key findings and recommendations.

Translation and localization

Translate documentation into multiple languages. The AI Assistant supports various languages, making it easier to localize content and reach a global audience.

Translate this content from English to Spanish, ensuring it is culturally appropriate and easy to understand for a Latin American audience.

SEO optimization

Enhances the visibility of online content by providing suggestions for SEO optimization, including keyword integration, meta descriptions, and readability adjustments.

Analyze this content on digital marketing strategies and suggest changes to improve its SEO ranking.

Topic  structure analysis

Automatically analyzes and suggests improvements to the overall structure of topics, ensuring logical flow and coherence. This feature helps particularly with large topics or when reorganizing sections.

Assess the structure of this technical report on renewable energy systems and recommend a more coherent flow of topics.

Legal and compliance checking

Scan content for potential legal and compliance issues, suggesting edits to align with industry regulations or legal standards, particularly useful for contracts and policy documents.

Review this employee handbook for any potential legal issues or non-compliance with labor laws.