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The generated CHM window can be heavily personalized from the window part of the project options. This article goes through the window’s size and position, the visible buttons on the toolbar, the personalization of the navigation pane as well as other customizable settings.
Window size and position The position of the window is specified from the borders of the screen in pixels. For example, a window which should be centered on the screen horizontally, but at the top of the screen will have equal left and right positions and a zero top position.
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Linking to a specific topic in the HTML generated help is as easy as linking to a file named by its topics ID and placed under the “files” sub-directory of the generated content.
Let’s say you have created a project named “My help file” with a topic named “My first topic” whose topic ID is “Myfirsttopic”. When you export the project to HTML, you will have a directory structure such as the following:
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Warning! Some information and techniques detailed on this page may be out of date. For more up-to-date information on this topic, we recommend that you check the following page:
If you need to download an earlier version of HelpNDoc, you will now be able to do so by browsing the HelpNDoc’s history page.
We are glad to announce the immediate availability of HelpNDoc 1.16. Including a much requested enhancement in the CHM export with the possibility to define the windows size, position, visible buttons and navigation options. An annoying bug with the default font saving as also been fixed and the Windows Vista compatibility has been enhanced. Last but not least, a “silent” option has been added to the command line to avoid user inputs during batch compilation.
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HelpNDoc 1.15 is now available for download. This new version is a bug fixes release and includes corrections of bugs introduced in version 1.14. You can download HelpNDoc free for personal use.
Version 1.15 – Release date: Jul 22, 2008
Keyword index was not working with new file names
Specific links to relative topics were not working with new file names
Command line was not working anymore
Various fixes and enhancements in the Topic Editor
HelpNDoc 1.14 is now available for download. This new version includes a much requested enhancements to configure file output name in HTML help. It also features smart popups for variables in the topic editor as well as bug fixes for PNG images and topic icons.
Version 1.14 – Release date: Jun 1, 2008
Exported HTML files can now optionally have its topic ID as a name
Smart popup in the topic editor to easily change a variable
Fixed a bug when assigning an image to a topic and moving with the arrow keys
Better handling of PNG images: some transparent PNG were not resizable
HelpNDoc 1.13 is available for download. This new version includes a completely new spell checker with easier and more reliable dictionary handling. The English dictionary is now bundled with the installation. It also includes better HTML export and various enhancements and bug fixes.
Version 1.13 – Release date: Apr 6, 2008
Completely redesigned spell checker with enhanced options and better integration. The English dictionary is now bundled by default
Middle mouse scroll (middle click) in various parts of the application
Fixed application crashing when topics were deleted
Better HTML export
Various optimisations and bug fixes
HelpNDoc 1.12 is available for download. This version includes an enhanced HTML exporter which will automatically show the table of content when a topic is launched. A Fortran 90/95 code generator has been added as well as many small enhancements and bug fixes. You can download HelpNDoc free for personal use.
Version 1.12 – Release date: Jan 13, 2008
HTML Help topics will now always launch with the table of content opened
Fortran 90/95 code generator
Code generation export dialog enhancement: file name is not save anymore between export
General speed and reliability enhancements
HelpNDoc 1.11 is available for download. This version fixes a bug while exporting the background of the topics, adds superscript and subscript support and provides enhanced speed, reliability and bug fixes.
Version 1.11 – Release date: Jul 22, 2007
Fixed the export of background images in the topics
Possibility to use subscript and superscript formatting options
Various bug fixes