A standard help authoring tool such as HelpNDoc is a software where you generally write and organize content in order to produce documentation files for the end-user. As revisions are needed, the content needs to stay organized, and it usually involves a lot of laborious and error-prone tasks such as copying / pasting content all over the project, deleting content, moving and merging topics… Fortunately, HelpNDoc includes a powerful scripting processor which can help automate documentation creation, maintenance, reorganization… Let’s see how we can leverage HelpNDoc’s scripting capabilities to merge multiple children topics into a parent topic.
HelpNDoc is a leading user-friendly help authoring software that was designed to make technical writing easier. Over the years, the software has undergone several different development phases to make it more user-friendly, and with improved features, not only for technical writers but for authors as well.
Presently, HelpNDoc is well known for its several different user-friendly features. Notably for its ability to generate several different file formats from just one source file including cross platform Qt Help files, Web-based HTML 5 documentations, standard Windows CHM help files, printable PDF and Word documents, ePub and Kindle eBooks as well as iPhone specific websites.
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How much are you spending on customer support? One of the easiest ways of slashing your customer support cost is to create a user-friendly help file that will cut back the burden on your customer support team.
Did you find it slow and difficult to include media elements in your documentation projects ? Download the brand new HelpNDoc version 5.8 now to take advantage of the amazingly helpful new file import tool: drop multiple files from the Windows Explorer and the dialog will show up to help easily and rapidly choose how those files are imported. And this is only one of the new features available in this latest update, which includes multiple additions and bug fixes to help create the most amazing documentation project, such as: an updated template editor where assets can be edited from within HelpNDoc, better High DPI support for CHM help files, updated HTML documentation generation, and much more… Download your free version of the HelpNDoc help authoring tool now and read more to learn about this latest update.
Add a custom logo to the project’s library The library includes every reusable media elements (pictures, movies, documents…) available in the project.
In order to add the desired logo picture to the project’s library, a few simple steps are required:
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.
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.
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.
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.