Produce a Rich Text Format (RTF) file from your documentation project using the HelpNDoc help authoring tool

Produce a Rich Text Format (RTF) file from your documentation project using the HelpNDoc help authoring tool
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Even though the Microsoft Rich Text Format (RTF) could be considered as a legacy document format, it is supported by enough software and operating systems to be considered as highly portable and a great choice for cross-platform document exchange. Thanks to the HelpNDoc help authoring tool, you can produce your documentation projects not only as Microsoft Word DocX documents, but also as fully valid RTF documents, giving you a great choice of document format generation options.

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Import Markdown documents, duplicate builds and customize library output path in HelpNDoc 7.3

Import Markdown documents, duplicate builds and customize library output path in HelpNDoc 7.3
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We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.3, 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 many new features such as the ability to import Markdown documents, the ability to duplicate builds, customizable library output paths, improved documentation generation, and much more. Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.

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Context sensitive HTML help and URL aliases for help topics in your HTML documentation web-sites

Context sensitive HTML help and URL aliases for help topics in your HTML documentation web-sites
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One of the most important help file format produced by the HelpNDoc help authoring tool is the HTML documentation format: the fully functional documentation web-sites can be hosted on any web server for quick access to self-service documentation, thus simplifying customer accessibility and the work of the support team. Support agents frequently need to share context-sensitive URLs to customers to explain specific tasks but those are often too long and hard to remember and type.

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Generate Markdown documents, improved PDF rendering and new “force page break” option in HelpNDoc 7.2

Generate Markdown documents, improved PDF rendering and new "force page break" option in HelpNDoc 7.2
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We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.2, 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 many new features such as the ability to produce Markdown documents, an improved PDF generator with “keep with next” topic titles, the ability to add page breaks before topics, improved documentation generation, and much more. Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.

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Define default image settings, enhanced spell checker and new barcode symbologies in HelpNDoc 7.1

Define default image settings, enhanced spell checker and new barcode symbologies in HelpNDoc 7.1
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We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.1, 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 many new features such as the ability to define default image settings, an enhanced spell checker which now supports snippets, new barcode symbologies, and much more. Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.

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3 ways to speed-up hyperlink creation in your help file, user manual or eBook

3 ways to speed-up hyperlink creation in your help file, user manual or eBook
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Technical writers are spending a lot of time making sure that the content they are writing is relevant, clear, and concise so they should not have to waste time operating their favorite help authoring software when they need to perform common tasks such as creating hyperlinks. Fortunately, the HelpNDoc help authoring tool provides multiple ways to speed up hyperlink creation, thus helping technical writers spend their time where it matters the most: writing great content.

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Brand new faster DocX Importer, PDF Generator, Script Engine and more in HelpNDoc 7.0

Brand new faster DocX Importer, PDF Generator, Script Engine and more in HelpNDoc 7.0
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We are excited to announce the release of the brand new HelpNDoc 7.0, a major update of the popular help authoring tool which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. This amazing new release includes a large amount of new features and enhancements, such as a brand new DocX Importer, a smoother and faster PDF Generator, a completely new Script Engine with faster execution and better reliability, a new “counter” library item and much, much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.

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How to define robots.txt and Robots meta tags in your HTML documentation ?

How to define robots.txt and Robots meta tags in your HTML documentation ?
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Technical writers can use a special robots.txt file or define robots meta tags in their HTML documentation to specify how popular search engines, such as Google or Bing, should index and serve individual pages in search results. In this article, we will see how we can update the default HTML template provided by the HelpNDoc help authoring tool to generate a robots.txt file, specify a project-wide default value for the robots meta tag, and override its content on specific documentation pages.

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How to manage HelpNDoc’s panels: move and dock them where you want

How to manage HelpNDoc's panels: move and dock them where you want
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HelpNDoc’s stunning user interface has been carefully designed to be as clean and easy to use as possible. It presents the minimum needed to be as fast and effective as possible in writing and producing help files, user manuals and eBooks; Yet it provides advanced features for power users such as the ability to move, resize and place panels wherever you like. Let’s see how this can be achieved in this article.

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