How to create a new report template

To begin, click Template Editor in the Tools ribbon tab. This displays the “Edit report template” window. Click the green plus button to select the type of template that you’d like to create. This displays the “New template name” window. Enter a unique name for the new template and click OK. This returns you to the “Edit report template” window where the name of the new template is selected in the Template menu.

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How to duplicate an existing report template

To begin, click the Template Editor button in the Tools ribbon tab. This displays the “Edit report template” window. Click the downward arrow to select the template that you’d like to copy. Then, click the duplicate template button to duplicate that template. This displays the “Duplicate template” window. Select the type of template that you’d like to create (i.e. PDF or Word). Enter the name of the new template and click Duplicate.

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How to rename a template

To begin, click the Template Editor button in the Tools ribbon tab. This displays the “Edit report template” window. Click the downward arrow for the Template menu to select the template that you’d like to rename. Then, click the rename button to the right. This displays the “New template name” window. Enter the new name for the template and click OK. This returns you to the “Edit report template” window.

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How to delete a template

To begin, click the Template Editor button in the Tools ribbon tab. This displays the “Edit report template” window. Click the downward arrow for the Template menu to select the template that you’d like to delete. Then, click the Delete button to the right. This displays a warning message. Click Yes. This displays a confirmation message that the template was deleted. Click OK to return to the “Edit report template” window.

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How to update your templates

To begin, click the Template Editor button in the Tools ribbon tab. This displays the “Edit report template” window. Click the downward arrow to select the template that you’d like to update. Then, use the menu along the left-hand side to define properties: Page settings Select paper size, orientation of the page, margins, and the location of headers and footers. Cover page Click Edit cover page to access the “Content Editor” window.

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Create a new HTML template to customize your online documentation projects

Create a new HTML template to customize your online documentation projects
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The recent release of HelpNDoc 6.4 includes an enhanced single page HTML template with the ability to optionally add a table of contents to the produced single page HTML documentation. We obviously used HelpNDoc’s powerful template editor to modify the single page template and we thought it might be a good idea to document this process for learning purposes. Follow the steps described in this article to learn how you can create and alter HTML-based documentation templates using HelpNDoc’s build-in tools.

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How to migrate a custom template when a new version of HelpNDoc is released

How to migrate a custom template when a new version of HelpNDoc is released
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HelpNDoc includes a very powerful template processor where you can customize any part of the generated documentation. Most of the time, you’ll use the default template of the documentation format you’d like to customize as a starting point. But when a new version of HelpNDoc is released, the default template might have evolved with new features and fixes, and you might want to include those changes in your custom templates.

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How to share and backup HelpNDoc templates

How to share and backup HelpNDoc templates
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HelpNDoc is a powerful help authoring tool which can generate multiple documentation formats (including CHM, HTML, Word, PDF, ePub, Kindle, Qt Help) from a single source. It includes a very powerful template system, which provides a way to customize almost any part of the generated documentation’s look and feel. Once a custom template has been created, it can be shared between multiple co-workers or backed up easily. Let’s see how this can be done.

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