Discover a treasure trove of invaluable insights and shortcuts to maximize your proficiency with the HelpNDoc help authoring tool. Unearth hidden gems, streamline your workflow, and unlock the tool’s full potential as you delve into a collection of expert tips and tricks. From mastering advanced formatting techniques to harnessing time-saving features, this tag is your guide to becoming a HelpNDoc virtuoso. Elevate your documentation creation process, boost efficiency, and craft polished, professional help content with ease. Explore the Tips and Tricks section and embark on a journey to become a HelpNDoc maestro.
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.
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. But there’s more! Here are five other key features of HelpNDoc that will make writing your next technical documentation easier;
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
Discover the transformative power of HelpNDoc, an innovative help-authoring tool designed to enhance the teaching experience and empower students. This article delves into the key features and benefits of HelpNDoc, from its user-friendly interface to its multimedia content creation capabilities. Learn how to create engaging, interactive content that strengthens teacher-student connections and fosters a comprehensive learning environment. Unlock the potential of HelpNDoc to revolutionize your educational content and support your students' success.
HelpNDoc 6.0 added support for topic status, which greatly simplifies the maintenance of documentation projects for technical authors: topics can be tagged as being "Out of Date", "In Progress", "Needs Review", "Complete" or any custom status you define. You might be tempted to leverage that feature to update an old project and change the status of all your topics to "Needs Review" to start reviewing them one by one. But individually updating every topics in a big project will be time consuming. Thankfully, HelpNDoc's scripting support can update the status of the whole documentation project in a fraction of a second. Let's see how this can be done.
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. Fortunately, every topics created in HelpNDoc can have an unlimited number of URL aliases: let's see how they can be defined in HelpNDoc's user interface.
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.
You can choose how your library items (pictures, movies, documents...) are handled by HelpNDoc: they can be included within your project, or they can be dynamically included at generation time, when you choose to build your final documentation files. Using the second option, you provide a path for your media items so that HelpNDoc can find and include them when needed. This is very useful to be able to handle those items from outside of HelpNDoc, share them with a third party software... However, a problem might occur if those items need to be moved on your hard drive or networked path: to make sure HelpNDoc can still find your media elements, you'll need to manually update all of them one by one. As this can be a very long, tedious and error-prone task, this is great use case for HelpNDoc's powerful script editor. Let's see how we can leverage it to quickly update the whole library in a few seconds
In this article, we'll delve into how you can harness HelpNDoc's override features to empower your technical writing process. We'll explore project options overrides, variable overrides, style overrides, and template settings overrides, all of which contribute to the tool's ability to produce a myriad of documentation variations. By the end, you'll have a thorough understanding of how to leverage these features to create customized, purpose-built documentation every time.
PHP is a powerful server-side scripting language that has been an essential tool for web development for decades. With its ability to dynamically generate content, enhance user experience, handle security restrictions, increase interactivity or collect user data, it is a great addition to online user documentation. Thanks to the HelpNDoc help authoring tool's powerful and versatile template system, these benefits are now easily achievable: let's explore how incorporating PHP into online user documentation can help to improve the user experience and provide better engagement and feedback. Whether you're a web developer, a technical writer, or someone looking to enhance their online documentation, this post will provide valuable insights and tips on how to use HelpNDoc to make the most of PHP in your online documentation.