HelpNDoc is now a 64-bit application

HelpNDoc has been updated to fully support the latest and greatest computer architectures and processors for faster and more efficient operations: it can now access more system memory and performs faster in most circumstances.

Ability to override styles for each build

Each build can optionally override one or all styles used throughout the project for truly customized documentation output for specific targets. See: Override styles 

SVG image support

HelpNDoc now supports SVG images which are scalable vector graphics and can adapt to any screen sizes without any loss of quality. Most documentation formats handle this image format for smoother and greater display quality.

Word and PDF document signing

Word and PDF documents can be signed using an invisible digital signature to insure their integrity. See: Sign documents 

Word document encryption

Word documents can be password protected and encrypted using strong encryption algorithms. See: Encrypt Word documents 

PDF document encryption

New strong encryption algorithms for PDF documents: RC4 40 bits, RC4 128 bits, AES 128 bits, AES 256 bits and AES 256 bits with hardened key generation. See: Encrypt PDF documents 

Build actions

Run actions (such as showing a message, running a script or an external program) before or after the generation process. See: Build actions 

Secured storage of secrets within HND project files

Secrets such as passwords are now securely stored in HND project files using a strong encryption algorithm. API methods are also available to store custom secrets within HND project files.

Redesigned auto-complete dialog

In the topic editor, use the CTRL+SPACE keyboard shortcut to rapidly insert hyperlinks or library items. See: Keyboard auto-completion 

Some other improvements and bug fixes

Many bugs are fixed with each release as indicated in the "What's new" page. Some of them include:

  • Improved application startup time and overall responsiveness
  • Improved reliability and speed of HND project file format
  • Greatly improved Qt help generation by fixing limitations and quirks of the topic viewer, making images responsive...
  • Faster and more reliable script and template execution
  • Better import of split Word DocX documents. See: Split imported documents 
  • Improved syntax highlighter
  • Enhanced WinHelp HLP file import
  • And much more...