News and Articles about HelpNDoc

Enhanced and simplified library item management in HelpNDoc 5.7

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 5.7, a major update of the popular help authoring tool which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. This update includes a completely redesigned library items editor, which is now not only faster but also easier to use; advanced library items related tools such as the ability to export included library items or convert pictures to image maps and vice versa; better and faster popup previews of library items, including external pictures; and many additional enhancements and bug fixes. Download your free version of HelpNDoc now and read more to learn about this latest update.

Quickly sort help content, documentation headings or eBooks topics by title

Writing an online help file, a user manual, an eBook or any other format handled by HelpNDoc is usually lengthy ongoing and non-linear process. Oftentimes, as the content evolves, the overall topic hierarchy can become sub-optimal and a re-organization is required in order to make the documentation easier to read and navigate. Even though HelpNDoc provides tools to easily re-organize the table of contents, in some cases the process can be lengthy and error-prone, such as when an alphabetical sorting of topics is required. Thankfully, HelpNDoc includes scripts to automatically re-order topics by title. Let's see how rapidly and easily this can be done.

Automatic syntax highlighters and better SEO in HelpNDoc 5.6

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 5.6, a major update of the popular help authoring tool which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. This major update includes dozens of syntax highlighters for multiple programming languages, better SEO for the HTML documentation formats, persistent customization for the quick access toolbar; enhanced documentation generation and much more. Download your free version of HelpNDoc now and read more to learn about this latest update.

Recap of Recent Social Media Posts For Technical Writers

Every year is a 365 blank-page book with a perfect opportunity for you to write what you want - eBooks, Help files, Manuals, User guides, and any other documentations. Regardless of what you want to write about, HelpNDoc will do all the hard work for you and simplify your entire writing task. As part of our efforts to make your work easier this year, we’ve compiled some of our recent social media posts for technical writers and authors and we are excited to share these posts with you like we did last year. To get notified on future posts, follow us on on social media: FaceBook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube or Google+.

Documentation-wide spell checker and user interface improvements in HelpNDoc 5.5

We are glad to announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 5.5, a major update to the popular help authoring environment which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. This major update includes a project-wide spell checker, better Word and PDF documentation generation, user interface and speed enhancements and much more... HelpNDoc is completely free and fully functional for personal use and evaluation purposes and can be used to generate multiple print-related and web-related documentation formats from a single source. Download your free version of HelpNDoc now and read more to learn about this latest update.

Use variable placeholders to produce documentation for various cultures

When producing a help file, a user manual or an eBook, it is not only important to provide translations based on the targeted audience, but also to use the proper terms based on the readers' languages. Let's take the "colour" term as an example: "color" is the preferred spelling in American English while "colour" is preferred in all other main varieties of English. As a technical writer, supporting multiple language variants can lead to complications and extra work to make sure that the whole documentation is error-free. Thankfully, the HelpNDoc help authoring tool makes this task trivial and fast thanks to variable placeholders and its powerful build system.

Black Friday 2017: 60% discount on HelpNDoc till Monday only !

Update: The discount is now over. Thank you to all who participated.

For a limited period of time only, purchase the Professional Edition of HelpNDoc at a 60% discount. We believe this discount is a great opportunity to purchase your full version of HelpNDoc and benefit from its amazing features at an incredible price. This is also a good opportunity for existing customers to purchase extra licenses for team mates, friends and family. But hurry up as this discount is only available till Monday included.

Powerful new command line options to automate documentation generation in HelpNDoc 5.4

We are glad to announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 5.4, a major update to the popular help authoring tool which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. In this version, the command line processing code has been completely rewritten and greatly enhanced. It can now allow to override builds' output path, tags, templates, variables... The inner-workings of HelpNDoc have been re-engineered as well to provide a faster and more reliable startup and shutdown experience, as well as greater future scalability. Many other enhancements and bug fixes are included in this major update: read on to learn more and make sure you download your free version of HelpNDoc to check it out.

High DPI scaling, topic sorting scripts and enhanced HTML documentation in HelpNDoc 5.3

We are glad to announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 5.3, an update to the popular help authoring tool which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. HelpNDoc 5.3 includes many new features and enhancements, such as a fully revised user interface with vector icons which correctly scale on High DPI screens, various new scripts such as sorting topics in the table of contents, an enhanced HTML documentation format, and much more. Read on to learn more or download your free version of HelpNDoc now.

Using HelpNDoc scripting capabilities to automatically reset all help context numbers

HelpNDoc includes a very powerful script editor with access to multiple API methods which provides a way to automate almost all parts of your documentation creation and maintenance process. We've already seen how to use HelpNDoc's scripting capabilities to automate help and documentation creation, update the path of your external media elements when they are moved or export Help IDs and Help Context numbers for your developers.
Let's now see how we can create a handy script to automatically reset help context numbers for all topics in the documentation project.

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