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HelpNDoc 8.2: New pre-build actions, Run external programs, Improved auto-completion and more

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 8.2, 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 and enhancements such as pre-build actions, which are run before the documentation generation process; a new build action to run external programs; a redesigned auto-completion dialog to quickly create links to topics and anchors or insert library items; improved HTML generation with better SEO and much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.
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Why Use a Help Authoring Tool Instead of Microsoft Word to Produce High-Quality Documentation?

When it comes to creating high-quality help files, user manuals, documentation websites, or eBooks, Microsoft Word is not the best tool for the job. In fact, it can be a real pain to use and the results are often far from satisfactory: managing multiple interconnected documents with Microsoft Word is very hard, error-prone, and time-consuming. A Help Authoring Tool (HAT), such as HelpNDoc, is much simpler, faster, and therefore cheaper to use.
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Run post-build actions when the documentation is generated and create topics from a template in HelpNDoc 8.1

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 8.1, 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 and enhancements such as the ability to define post-build actions which are run after the documentation generation process for each build; the ability to select a snippet as the default topics' content; an improved topic editor with the ability to display smaller library items; and much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.
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Encrypt and sign Word and PDF documents, use SVG images, and override styles for each documentation output in HelpNDoc 8.0

We are glad to announce the new major version of the popular HelpNDoc help authoring tool, which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. This major update includes a ton of new features and enhancements, such as a completely revised architecture as HelpNDoc is now a 64-bit application for improved speed and memory usage; It can now sign, encrypt and password-protect both Word and PDF documents; It supports scalable SVG graphic images in all documentation formats; It allows for styles to be overridden for each documentation output; and much, much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.
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How to setup and update pictures' properties throughout your documentation projects

Managing media assets such as pictures throughout help files, documentation projects or ebooks can be a daunting task and this is why the HelpNDoc help authoring tool implements a centralized library: media assets are managed from the project’s library, and changes are automatically applied to every instances throughout the project. But some settings (such as dimensions, positions, alterative texts…) can be customized for each instance, making them hard to update for frequently used assets.
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Mass update pictures' properties, new font selector with search capabilities and UI refinements in HelpNDoc 7.9

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.9, 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 and enhancements such as the ability to update every pictures with their default settings; A new font selector with recently used fonts, font preview and search support; An improved Word importer; A new API method to list library items used in a specific editor; and much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.
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Use snippets as topic templates, reuse topic content, automate topic writing and more in HelpNDoc 7.8

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.8, 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 and enhancements such as the ability to insert documents and snippets' content into topics and to quickly convert topic content to snippets, new editor and user interface APIs to automate topic creation and modification, improved HTML and document importers and much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.
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Find and replace in script editor, single letter words support in HTML search engine, and more in HelpNDoc 7.7

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.7, 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 and enhancements such as a greatly improved script editor with find / replace capabilities and multiple new customizable options, the ability to index single letter words in the HTML search engine, new command line options to open a project at a specific topic, official Windows 11 support and much more… Read on to learn more and download your free version of HelpNDoc now.
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How to convert a Word document to a clean, responsive HTML 5 website

Microsoft Word, and similar word processing software such as LibreOffice, are great to write and format documents meant to be printed, but not so good at producing HTML websites from those documents: they generate suboptimal single-page HTML / CSS code which is not optimized for different screen sizes and devices such as smartphones. By leveraging the import and export capabilities of a help authoring tool such as HelpNDoc (which is free for personal use), it is extremely easy to convert a Word document to a fully functional multi-page and responsive HTML 5 website.
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Analyze conditional content throughout your documentation using the fully redesigned project analyzer in HelpNDoc 7.6

We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 7.6, 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 many new features and enhancements such as a brand new analyzer which can list conditional content throughout the project, a completely redesigned project analyzer with faster navigation and enhanced accessibility, an improved HTML importer which can download remote images, an enhanced Word importer, better documentation generation, and much more.
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