Version 7.6.0.479 – Release date: Sep 9, 2021 – Download

  • New "Conditions" analyzer will now list all conditions used throughout the project with the ability to locate them and filter by operation
  • Completely redesigned the project analyzer window for easier and faster navigation and operations, clearer reports and enhanced accessibility
  • HelpNDoc now downloads and imports pictures from content pasted from a web-browser
  • Dropping a file within a folder of the library panel will automatically select that folder in the library item import dialog
  • Library item import dialog now remembers which folder was selected last time it imported a file
  • Project analyzer now reports the number of conditions used within the project's topics
  • Topic editor now keeps showing the selected content grayed out when a dialog is shown
  • The topic editor does not loose its focus after a dialog is closed anymore
  • Resized images could be displayed outside of the PDF document's bounds if screen scaling was set to 150% or more
  • Default HTML template now displays a sorted list of topics related to the select keyword
  • Fixed DocX import when multiple documents with numbering were placed on the same topic: numbering could start with an incorrect number
  • Choosing a custom color could result in a black or gray color when the color dialog was closed
  • Selecting a custom color for font, paragraph or picture could remove the focus from the topic editor
  • Wait status form used during lengthy operations is not displayed over other applications anymore
  • Completely rewritten form position saving/loading logic to make it more robust on multi-resolution screens and frequent screen configuration changes
  • Improved speed of the library item import dialog when multiple files where imported at the same time
  • Improved drawing of library items in topic editor: speed optimization and fixed textual content which could be incorrectly or partially drawn

Version 7.5.0.435 – Release date: Jul 27, 2021 – Download

  • HTML based templates can now implement hooks to generate custom Help Ids (and therefore file names) for better SEO
  • CHM importer can now import keywords and associate them with the correct topics
  • Keywords and topics association dialog can now be filtered to only show associated topics
  • New color picker dialog: ability to edit hexadecimal value, modern look and feed, better integration with HelpNDoc's user interface
  • New HndUtils.UrlEncode and HndUtils.UrlDecode API methods to (en)code URLs
  • New HndUtils.IdnEncode and HndUtils.IdnDecode API methods to (en)code international domain names using using punycode
  • It is now possible to add a misspelled word to the dictionary from the project analyzer's spelling tab
  • Script editor window now appears on the task bar and is not displayed over other programs anymore
  • Added option to define if syntax highlighter will automatically convert paragraph to line breaks
  • Under certain conditions, resized images could be distorted in Word and PDF documents
  • Floating images were not correctly resized in Word and PDF documentation formats
  • Moved various utility methods to the HndUtils API object and properly documented them in the API documentation
  • Improved built-in CHM decompiler: enhanced compatibility with more CHM files and removed memory leaks
  • Adding a topic and immediately add another topic before/after could raise an exception
  • Script API TStringList.SaveToFile could produce bogus characters: it now produces UTF-8 encoded files
  • Counters with caption with specific characters (e.g. some German letters or un-escaped XML characters) could produce corrupted Word documents
  • A corrupted registry settings could crash the application at startup
  • The syntax highlighter could change paragraph endings for the whole topic instead of the selection only
  • The project analyzer window is not displayed over other programs anymore
  • Optimized and strengthened HND project file loading/saving
  • Security and speed enhancement in licensing libraries

Version 7.4.0.390 – Release date: Jun 15, 2021 – Download

  • Optional "In this article" inline table of contents in the default HTML template
  • New kind of hyperlink "counters": it is now possible to create a link to a specific counter's instance using its ID
  • Ability to force image size generation for HTML based format to avoid content shifting and enhance Core Web Vitals
  • Added the ability to specify a default font name and size for the syntax highlighter
  • It is now also possible to define custom CSS style from HelpNDoc's user interface for the ePub, Kindle and Qt help file formats
  • The SHIFT+TAB keyboard shortcut can now be used to decrease bullets indentation level
  • Snippet editor and template cover editor windows can now be maximized to occupy the full screen
  • Clicking a link to another topic in the default HTML template will scroll to that topic in the table of contents of the default HTML template
  • Navigating through the web-browser's history will scroll to the proper topic in the table of contents of the default HTML template
  • Default HTML template will now correctly hide the left panel if all tabs are hidden
  • Default HTML template was shown when its width was set to 0 pixels
  • Some panels could be randomly very large at application start, hiding any content in the main window
  • Exception could be raised at startup if some settings were incorrect
  • Improved syntax highlighter: faster highlighting, ability to undo the conversion of paragraphs to line breaks, do not convert tab to spaces anymore
  • When "Show non printing characters" was enabled, some library items could display gibberish text in the topic editor
  • Warn users that the Microsoft Word DocX format doesn't support distinct first page headers/footers and distinct even pages headers/footers to avoid confusion

Version 7.3.0.348 – Release date: May 4, 2021 – Download

  • Markdown import support: HelpNDoc can import Markdown documents into a project, split them and import them at generation time using the "Document" library item
  • Builds can now be duplicated from the generate documentation dialog: every build settings, associated status and tags are copied to the new build
  • HTML based documentation formats and Markdown can now generate library items to a custom path
  • New numbered list types: lower Greek letters and decimal with leading zero
  • CTRL-Up/Down keyboard shortcuts now moves the cursor to the beginning of current, previous or next paragraph
  • Snippets contained in the library could become huge which produced very large projects, and memory problems
  • Snippets with broken images could produce a corrupted Word DocX document
  • When deleting a topic, its keywords associations were not correctly deleted from projects which could lead to broken generated documentation
  • Faster documentation generation for all formats for projects with a large number of snippets
  • "Syntax highlighter" and "Paragraph to line breaks" functions could incorrectly convert the line before the selected content to a line break when it was a paragraph break
  • When using "Syntax highlighter" and "Paragraph to line breaks" functions inside a table, paragraphs surrounding the table could be converted to line break
  • Keywords associated with excluded topics could produce link errors in HTML-based documentation formats
  • Project analyzer now correctly show keywords associated with deleted topics as "un-used"
  • Improved readability of breadcrumbs arrows for small screens in generated HTML documentation: better mobile usability reports in Google Search Console
  • Optimized generation of numbered lists in HTML based documentation formats
  • Smaller and cleaner HND project file format: unused associated topic content is now properly deleted when a topic is deleted
  • Performance and security enhancements in HND project file access

Version 7.2.0.306 – Release date: Mar 23, 2021 – Download

  • New Markdown support: HelpNDoc can now generate Markdown versions of project topics which can customized via custom templates
  • PDF topic titles will start on a new page when the next paragraph or image doesn't fit in the current page (aka. keep with next)
  • It is now possible to force a topic to start on a new Word or PDF page from its topic properties
  • Faster Word and PDF table of contents generation
  • Improved default CHM template: it is now possible to specify an HTML footer for each topics in the template's settings
  • Encrypted PDF document's description field (e.g. title, subject...) where broken and included random characters
  • Enhanced PDF generation: topic titles could have big margins when space before and/or space after values were defined for the normal style
  • Various fixes in the status editor: status movements could be buggy and status addition didn't always work as expected
  • Template editor couldn't add new assets to a new template which was a duplicate of a template without any assets
  • Slightly smaller generated Word documents
  • If the custom dictionary path wasn't created on disk, the content of the custom dictionary was lost when the application was closed
  • Keyboard's context menu shortcut didn't work in the topic editor and snippet editor
  • It was not possible to set a template variable's kind to "memo" in the template editor
  • It was not possible to restore the default icon anymore if the automated settings' default icon was changed
  • Script command line option produced errors when trying to access HelpNDoc's API methods
  • Double clicking on a table border could raise an exception
  • Some child windows could display a shadow over other windows even when they were not visible
  • Updated Microsoft's HTML Help Workshop link as it is not provided by Microsoft anymore
  • Licensing system could return a "CoInitializeEx failed" error for some mis-configured drivers / hard-drives

Version 7.1.3.270 – Release date: Feb 15, 2021 – Download

  • Brand new installation could crash without any errors when creating or opening a project

Version 7.1.2.266 – Release date: Feb 12, 2021 – Download

  • Table of contents and other tree editors were not always showing the typed content when edited

Version 7.1.1.256 – Release date: Feb 3, 2021 – Download

  • An EInvalidGraphic "Bitmap image is not valid" exception could be shown at program startup
  • Smaller icons were not always correctly scaled

Version 7.1.0.253 – Release date: Feb 2, 2021 – Download

  • It is now possible to define default image and image map settings from the library: they will be used when image is inserted into topics
  • Added support for additional bar codes symbologies. New bar code types include: Code 11, Code 39, Code 39 Extended, Code 93, Code 93 Extended, Code 128 and Interleaved 2 of 5
  • Project analyzer's spell checker now checks misspelled words in snippets
  • MacOS version of the Floating license server is now a universal binary which supports both the Intel x64 and Apple ARM64 processors
  • Default HTML template can now optionally add an Alt text for the logo
  • Generating a PDF with rotated cells containing text could produce an exception
  • Activating the "Force image sizes as Inches" CHM option could generate very small pictures
  • Strengthened script execution: functions returning null objects could return non-null objects and therefore failed the Assigned() check
  • HTML search engine could return invalid results for some words
  • More reliable handling of temporary folders: should be able to better clean after itself
  • Enhancements and fixes in DocX importer: compatible with more DocX documents, enhanced theme color and font names import...
  • Optimized project analyzer which is now faster in most cases
  • Trees and grids do not show alternate row colors anymore as they made it hard to see the selected item
  • Topic editor's header and popup menu could be displayed too small on high DPI screens
  • Improved image scaling for semi-transparent images in topic editor
  • Improved speed, security and reliability of licensing library
  • Under some rare conditions, exported Word or PDF documents could be empty or partially generated
  • Improved OpenOffice spell dictionaries compatibility
  • Default HTML template incorrectly opened a new tab when clicking a link to an e-mail address

Version 7.0.0.199 – Release date: Dec 8, 2020 – Download

  • Brand new script engine: easier and more readable syntax, faster compilation and execution, more reliable error messages, many bug fixes, future proof...
  • Completely new PDF generator which is faster, uses less memory, produces smaller files and generates better looking PDF documents
  • Brand new DocX importer which do not require the installation of Microsoft Office converters: up to 40x faster, uses less memory, more reliable and better import quality
  • New counters library items: use them to count items such as figures, tables, equations...
  • Creating a new project: it is now possible to import an existing project's table of contents in addition to a CHM table of contents
  • Added the ability to backup the currently opened project
  • Variables, system variables, image maps and bar codes can now be defined as hyperlinks
  • Default HTML template can now optionally generate a resize bar to be able to dynamically resize the left contents/index/search panels
  • Script build's warning and information messages are now shown even when build is successful
  • Clean output directory at generation time is now faster and sends the folder to the recycle bin instead of deleting permanently
  • Setup now has a new modern look and feel
  • It was possible to break some library items types when defining an hyperlink for them
  • When a picture was also a hyperlink, it was not possible to double-click on it to edit the associated library item
  • The PDF generator can now better handle some symbol characters such as numbers found in the Windings font
  • The project analyzer's general information dialog could report wrong counts of library items, usually inverted values between item types
  • The project analyzer dialog now stay on top of the main window to simplify interaction between analyzer and project
  • Hovering over the library panel or showing a popup or tool-tip could hide the project analyzer window
  • Both HndBuildsStatus and HndBuildsStatusEx objects were not accessible from scripts
  • Command line status override didn't work as expected
  • Resized image maps were not working as expected after navigating between topics in default HTML template
  • Updated jQuery with security fix in default HTML template
  • Optimized and improved header automatic hiding on small screens in default HTML template
  • Better accessibility in default HTML template's table of contents tree
  • Word and PDF generators now correctly export hyperlinks in cover page, headers and footers
  • It was not possible to define an empty value for a custom topic property as it displayed an error message
  • Licensing improvements: better handling of proxies, fewer deactivations, security fixes and improvements

Version 6.9.0.577 – Release date: May 5, 2020 – Download

  • New BarCode library item: create and customize EAN-8, EAN-13, MSI, QR Codes... and place them within your topics
  • Project analyzer now lists all anchors defined within the project and provides a way to rapidly locate them
  • Project analyzer reports the number of anchors and Barcodes used throughout the project
  • Inserting new library items using the "Insert" ribbon tab, placed them at the start of the topic instead of the cursor position
  • Picture properties (Alt text, size, position...) were not always updated when selecting pictures in the topic editor
  • Picture format and table layout ribbon tabs now keep focus when selecting images or tables in various parts of a topic (e.g. moving in, out and between table cells...)
  • Command line interface didn't always work when selecting builds by name as part of the following options: -except; -only; -output; -status; -tags; -template
  • Overriding output path from the command line could fail for some documentation formats when using relative paths
  • Focusing topics in the table of contents could be slow for large projects
  • Fixed incorrect column width saving for some projects for Word and PDF documentation format
  • Changing URL of "URL topics" or File path of "External file" topics could cause exceptions
  • Optimized and removed flicker of "Picture Tools" and "Table Tools" ribbon groups when moving the cursor in various parts of a topic
  • Fixed memory leaks when importing CHM help files which could produce "Out of Memory" errors when importing large files
  • Resized images could be distorted when exported to PDF
  • Faster import of large CHM help files
  • Improved HTML and RTF/Doc/DocX importers
  • Various user interface tweaks, fixes and enhancements, including for High DPI screens

Version 6.8.0.521 – Release date: Mar 10, 2020

  • It is now possible to directly import CHM help files' HHP source projects
  • Options dialog now includes a keyboard shortcut editor to simplify the definition of some commonly used keyboard shortcuts
  • The following styles keyboard shortcuts are now customizable: use normal style, promote or demote paragraph, apply heading 1 to 3
  • Ability to reset any part of the application settings from the "File" / "Options" dialog: General settings, compilers, UI, custom folders, keyboard shortcuts...
  • The floating license server is now available for x64 and ARM64 versions of Windows, in addition to the existing x86 version
  • Image width and height ribbon edit fields didn't always behave properly
  • When converting an image map to an image and vice-versa, the library item wasn't updated in all topics
  • Improved CHM help importer: handle additional edge cases to make sure that links between topics are correctly imported
  • Customized image alignment didn't always work using the default HTML template
  • Multiple enhancements to license management system: improved network card detection; better proxy support; optimizations and fixes
  • Enhanced speed of the CHM importer
  • Improved table saving in RTF documents
  • Topic properties panel's size, position and visibility didn't always behave correctly
  • Optimized find / replace action which is now faster when replacing multiple instances in the same topics
  • Enhanced HTML import: paragraphs with IDs will automatically create anchors

Version 6.7.0.479 – Release date: Jan 28, 2020

  • Automatic generation of customizable YouTube and Vimeo embed codes when entering a video URL of those services
  • Documentation generation dialog now warns before starting generation if the output directory doesn't exist or isn't writable
  • Report template editor's table of contents preview and editor could display page size in the next line instead of same line as title
  • Project analyzer always reported zero words count
  • Project analyzer print preview and PDF export was not fully translated to German / French / Spanish
  • Word document page size was not correct when exported on a high DPI screen
  • When pictures were too large to fit in the PDF document, they were not correctly resized on high DPI screens
  • PDF generation is more consistent when generated on different DPI screens
  • Table of contents pages could be displayed on the next line for PDF documents generated on high DPI screens
  • Enhanced Word document's table of contents page number estimation
  • Adding a right indent to table of contents entries displayed the page number on the next line in PDF documents
  • Right indent in table of contents entries was discarded in generated Word documentation
  • Improved CHM importer: links to HTML files placed in sub-folders were not correctly imported
  • Picture width and height ribbon fields were not always correctly updated when pictures were resized

Version 6.6.0.444 – Release date: Dec 13, 2019

  • Topic editor zoom control: Zoom the topic editor from 10% up to 500% using either the zoom slider or keyboard shortcuts
  • Project analyzer reports can now be printed, or exported to PDF or Excel files
  • Added the ability to quickly run a script from the main window: click the popup from the script editor button and choose the script to run
  • The snippet editor and templates' cover page editors can now optionally show hidden characters
  • Locating a library item from the project analyzer will now select it within the topic editor
  • Enhanced High DPI support for the topic editor: pictures were not always correctly displayed + various drawing enhancements in various DPI settings
  • Improved HTML and RTF importers
  • Improved robustness, speed and security of HND project files
  • Improved clarity of "General information" tab in the project analyzer
  • Anchors could produce extra spacing when exported to HTML documentation formats
  • The code generator incorrectly mentioned that it added banners to the generated output

Version 6.5.0.399 – Release date: Oct 29, 2019

  • Updated application look and feel with Microsoft Office 2019 inspired appearance
  • New ribbon search field: enter a command to find it and execute it
  • Template editor can now be used to create and edit HTML tags for HTML based templates
  • HelpNDoc will now warn in the build output if a documentation format is generated with banners
  • Project analyzer now reports the number of snippets and image maps used within the project's content
  • Project analyzer window now appears on the task bar and doesn't stay on top anymore
  • WinHelp importer now correctly imports WMF images too
  • It is now possible to select multiple hyperlinks in the project analyzer window for copy/paste purposes: use double-click to locate an hyperlink instead of single-click
  • When multiple document library items were placed on a topic, some of them could be replaced by the file name instead of the file content
  • Work-around to some Windows systems incorrectly reporting mime types for common file extensions, making the built-in web-server sometimes return incorrect mime types in response headers
  • Removing the styles gallery from the quick access toolbar could result in an exception
  • Caption and icons of the styles gallery were empty when added to the quick access toolbar
  • Updated some vendors libraries in default HTML template to fix security issues and web-browser bugs
  • Removed the FastClick mobile library from the default HTML template as it wasn't needed anymore on most mobile devices and could cause problems with some web-browsers
  • Improved WinHelp importer compatibility: some HLP files only imported pictures and not content
  • Better hyperlink import in WinHelp files: some hyperlinks were not imported as they were using specific unhandled formats
  • Using the Right-Alt + x keyboard shortcut on a Polish keyboard did replace the previous character with a numeric value
  • CTRL + Clicking on a link to an anchor in the topic editor didn't work when the anchor was placed in a table

Version 6.4.1.367 – Release date: Sep 25, 2019

  • An exception error message could be shown when adding a topic to the table of contents
  • Word and PDF generation could fail if templates included variables in cover pages, headers or footers

Version 6.4.0.357 – Release date: Sep 17, 2019

  • The "script" command line can be used to run a script using the HelpNDoc API to automate project creation or modification
  • The single page HTML template can now optionally generate a table of contents, making it more versatile as an off-line template
  • Project name is now displayed in the Windows task-bar to rapidly identify multiple running instances of HelpNDoc
  • HTML based templates can be customized to generate different HTML code (HTML Tags) based on the movie extension. See documentation to learn more
  • Snippets or documents library items placed within table could not always be replaced at generation time
  • Updated the generated movie tags to use the latest HTML 5 specification (except for CHM help files)
  • Producing much smaller CHM files when using movies: movies are not included anymore as they can't be played from within CHM files
  • Qt Help generation could fail when the project title contained the "&" character and no custom namespaces were provided
  • Qt Help generation could fail when about or application icons were not used in any topics
  • Better WinHelp HLP file import: file with file names longer than 8.3 couldn't be imported
  • Enhanced WinHelp Index/Keywords importer: keywords hierarchy wasn't always correctly imported when a custom index separator was used
  • A "List Index Out Of Bounds" exception could be raised when replacing library items under rare circumstances
  • Faster generation for all documentation formats when using snippets or documents library items
  • Various enhancements in the named and floating licensing systems

Version 6.3.0.298 – Release date: Jul 24, 2019

  • External file pictures are now drawn in the topic editor
  • For HTML based documentation formats, it is now possible to optionally clean the output directory before generating documentation: select build settings to never clean, always clean, or ask before cleaning
  • Library items now display an icon overlay when they are imported from a file at generation time, or an URL at viewing time
  • The hyperlink analyzer now selects the full hyperlink in the topic editor when an item is selected, making it easier to spot problematic hyperlinks
  • Imported documents now correctly import anchors to that document
  • Imported split documents now correctly re-create hyperlinks to other topics from anchors in that document
  • Copying topic content between two instances of HelpNDoc didn't correctly copy images
  • Unicode characters having codes greater than $FFFF (E.g. symbols, emoticons...) were not correctly exported to HTML based documentation formats
  • After importing a CHM help files, anchors could be broken when exported to another documentation format
  • An error message is now displayed when trying to install a dictionary in a location which cannot be written to
  • Editing a script in the template editor didn't warn when closed without saving
  • Improved speed and memory usage when generating all HTML based documentation formats (CHM, HTML, ePub, Kindle and Qt Help) for projects using at least one picture library item
  • Optimized topic loading speed when they contain tables

Version 6.2.0.255 – Release date: Jun 11, 2019

  • Topics can now have aliases: the HTML documentation will automatically generate URLs for those aliases
  • Using the default HTML template, it is now possible to link to a specific context number: the URL format is /context/HELP_CONTEXT.html
  • The logo of the default HTML template can now optionally be defined as a URL instead of a library item
  • Security feature: template scripts cannot write anywhere on disk anymore
  • Fixed input fields behavior in image map editor: updating title before link cleared the title and better size and position editing
  • The list of image map shapes was corrupted when one or more of them were deleted
  • Color icons (font and paragraph background) were not correctly drawn on High DPI screens
  • The HndTopicsMeta API object wasn't available to scripts and templates
  • The CTRL-SPACE keyboard shortcut didn't work within tables in the topic editor
  • The script custom path defined in options wasn't correctly saved / retrieved when the application was closed
  • In some cases, variable substitution could mess up the text layout in the generated documentation

Version 6.1.0.206 – Release date: Apr 23, 2019

  • Define default topic properties in the project options, and new topics are automatically created using those properties
  • HTML code library items can now be external and therefore loaded from disk at generation time
  • It is now possible to export all the items contained in a library item folder to disk
  • Added script to bulk edit the status of all topics in the currently opened documentation project
  • Qt's assistant.exe program is now run to show the generated Qt Help file when clicking "Open file" after generation is complete
  • Updated all spelling dictionaries to their latest versions
  • It wasn't possible to edit the Spanish name and description of variables in the template editor
  • For English spell checkers, the live spell checker will now treat straight and curly apostrophes similarly: both "don't" and "don’t" will be treated as correct
  • Topics without content were showing "not found" errors for Qt Help files
  • Optimized HTML generation which should generally result in fastest build times
  • Word / RTF documents import or paste could produce an exception
  • In rare conditions, generated Word DocX files could be corrupted
  • In CHM help files, links to files didn't show the "hand" cursor
  • HelpNDoc is not tested on Windows Vista anymore: Microsoft dropped support for Windows Vista on April, 2017

Version 6.0.1.167 – Release date: Mar 20, 2019

  • Changing some topic properties such as topic kind, header or footer didn't update the user interface
  • When more than 64 tags were defined for a project, showing the "Insert / Edit condition" dialog did show an error message
  • When a new version is available, the RSS feed now links to the "check update" URL instead of download URL for better information about what's new
  • The HndStatus object was not accessible from scripts
  • HndStatus.GetStatusByCaption wasn't documented in the scripting API help page

Version 6.0.0.154 – Release date: Mar 7, 2019

  • HelpNDoc and its web-site have been translated to Spanish. It now supports: English, French, German and Spanish
  • Each topic can now have an optional description which is exported to HTML's description meta tag for better Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
  • Topics can now have status and it is possible to perform conditional generation based on topic status
  • Topics can now have custom properties which can be useful for advanced scripts and templates purposes
  • The "Find and replace" dialog can now search using regular expressions or library items
  • Lengthy search operations (searching the whole project) can now be aborted in the "Find and replace" dialog
  • Most lists and grids now include a find panel to rapidly search for items. It can be opened by hitting the CTRL+F keyboard shortcut for supported lists (e.g. toc, library, keywords...)
  • Enhanced support for screen readers in the topic editor
  • Better Per Monitor DPI awareness in various dialogs
  • Redesigned insert symbol dialog: supports for all Unicode characters, character groups and categories, hexadecimal character support, select font with same character...
  • Faster and more secure data access to HND project file
  • Project analyzer now contains actions to rapidly delete all selected keywords
  • Image maps are now responsive in the default HTML template: whenever the image size is updated, the interactive areas will be updated too
  • An "Invalid caret position" exception could occur when importing Word, text or HTML files
  • Better import of RTF tables
  • Enhanced HTML importer
  • Find and replace can now find content in text with multiple styles
  • Reworked the scrollbars as it wasn't always easy to select the last item when using the "Automatically hide scroll bars" option
  • Deleting library items will now delete all selected items
  • Topics and builds using custom tags larger than 32 characters were not correctly saved to the project file
  • Overall speed improvements in the topic editor regarding to Unicode processing
  • Icons where not always visible in Ribbon groups when the main window's size was small
  • Default output file name now removes invalid character in project title to avoid generation failure
  • Updated vendor libraries used in default HTML template to remove any known vulnerabilities
  • Enhanced internal / external URL parsing in default HTML template
  • Updated default HTML template to avoid deprecated method calls which will be removed in future versions of Google Chrome
  • Resized pictures in HelpNDoc's topic editor could appear distorted using the default HTML template
  • Updating the page numbers in a generated Word document's table of contents produced "Error!! Bookmark not defined." for topics with dashes in their Help Id
  • Enhanced WinHelp HLP importer: some pictures were not correctly imported
  • Read-only HND project files could be opened but never saved: HelpNDoc won't open read-only project files anymore
  • Default topic override list in generation dialog could have an invalid topic selected
  • Updated and vastly improved documentation for API methods available to templates and scripts

Version 5.9.1.788 – Release date: Nov 19, 2018 – Download

  • Included HTTP Server could fail to work properly under certain conditions
  • Smaller setup EXE file: removed unneeded files

Version 5.9.0.711 – Release date: Sep 6, 2018

  • New WinHelp (*.hlp) file importer (Beta) which can import topics, contents, pictures, hyperlinks and keywords from older WinHelp files
  • Google Analytics support in the default HTML template: add a valid Google Analytics ID in the template settings and it will be included in the generated pages
  • Library items analyzer can now detect and report items used in builds settings: they are not marked as unused anymore
  • New script to merge children topics' contents in the currently selected topic: MergeChildrenTopics.hnd.pas
  • Some common error messages now include help topics for easier troubleshooting
  • In the default HTML template, it wasn't possible to translate the "search..." placeholder
  • Styles gallery now only displays styles with a checked "Quick Access" property
  • HelpNDoc defaults to baseline vertical-align for images while the default HTML template used middle
  • Changes to project author, comment, description, copyright, summary or version wasn't immediately visible in library items' popup preview
  • Mass import library items window wasn't translated to French / German
  • Build log images weren't correctly scaled on high DPI screens
  • Conditional tags were not correctly drawn in the topic editor for High DPI screens
  • When placed right after a bullet item in the topic editor, conditional tags used an incorrect font making them unreadable
  • Text files are now imported as UTF-8 files
  • Importing a document using the library import dialog did import it with an unknown extension resulting in warning at generation time
  • Previous and Next buttons didn't work anymore in the topic editor
  • Faster application loading time by deferring API initialization
  • Fixed memory leaks including an obscure memory leak on shutdown

Version 5.8.2.643 – Release date: Jun 5, 2018

  • Rapidly import multiple media elements in the library using the new "Import files" dialog
  • Drag multiple files from the Windows Explorer and drop them on the library panel to import them
  • Dropping files to the topic editor will show the new import files dialog: single document dropping will insert it in place
  • Template assets (CSS, JavaScript, Images...) can be edited directly from the template editor using any third party application
  • Create new blank template asset from the template editor without the need to import an existing file
  • Ability to quickly rename a script in the template editor
  • Access the template location on the computer from the template editor using the new "Open location" button
  • Optionally force image size generation as Inches for CHM help files: could produce better results for High DPI screens
  • Template editor can be launched even when project is closed
  • HTML based documentation formats will now warn if the default topic is not a "normal" topic to avoid problems with the generated documentation
  • Default CHM template now supports custom CSS and JavaScript code from template settings
  • Fixed default CHM template rendering for High DPI screens
  • Error message could be shown when saving a project after library item manipulation
  • Renaming a library item didn't always update the topic editor (E.g. variables were never renamed)
  • Library item's editor tool-bars were customizable when they shouldn't be
  • Localized spelling options dialog (German, French) didn't show the whole content correctly
  • Topic titles variables were not always working as expected
  • Deleting a library item's caption in the library panel and using the ESC key froze the application
  • Keywords without associated topics could create a corrupted "Index" for the CHM documentation format
  • Automatically setting up a default topic when not defined didn't work as expected

Version 5.7.1.578 – Release date: Apr 17, 2018

  • Completely redesigned the library item creation / modification dialog for simpler and faster library item management
  • Library items included within the project can now be individually exported
  • Library item editor now displays a preview of image maps and snippets
  • Library item editor now accepts files dropped from a third-party application such as the Windows Explorer
  • Library item editor window is now resizable
  • Picture library items can now be converted to image maps and vice versa
  • Completely rewritten library items hint preview: larger and more robust preview image, faster loading, less resource consumption
  • Library item hint will now display a preview of external picture items (dynamically loaded from disk)
  • Dropping an HND project file on the welcome page from Windows Explorer will open it
  • Editing the caption of a library item in the hierarchy didn't validate it anymore thus allowing library items with duplicate captions
  • Hovering over library items while one item was being renamed could cause editor to be closed
  • Library items and keywords title change could require a focus change to be stored
  • Ribbon tabs and groups were not always translated
  • Images and Tables contextual ribbon tabs were always visible
  • Popup menus in the ribbon bar could hide (collapse) some infrequently used items
  • Included CHM decompiler has been improved and is now a signed trusted executable
  • Decreased generation time for HTML based documentation formats with large number of files to process
  • Optimized speed and resource consumption when hovering over library items
  • More robust main window positioning when a monitor has been unplugged
  • Overall speed and resource enhancements regarding to included library items content

Version 5.6.1.532 – Release date: Mar 2, 2018

  • New customizable syntax highlighter with multiple built-in programming languages
  • Help IDs now allow the dash "-" character making it easier to create SEO hyperlinks
  • The quick access toolbar customization is now saved and restored when the application is launched
  • HTML generation now warns if the generated file name is the same as one of the topic's help id as it could cause problems
  • CTRL + Click on a topic link to an anchor in the topic editor will show the topic at the correct anchor's position
  • Project analyzer incorrectly checked spelling in hyperlinks
  • Fixes and performance enhancements in the HND project file format handling
  • Further enhancements to SVG icons rendering and High DPI monitor support
  • For HTML based documentation format, choosing a file name similar but with different case as one of the help ids could cause a file creation error
  • Using the default HTML template, CTRL + Clicking on hyperlinks didn't open in a new window / tab
  • Greatly reduced memory usage for Word and PDF generation of malformed projects with lots of different styles due to copy / paste from third party software
  • Some Wingdings characters were incorrectly exported to HTML based documentation formats only
  • The "ß" character is now replaced by "ss" when filtering topics' Help Ids
  • Moving library items or keywords just after changing their caption could cause an error
  • Optimized and improved debug code and reported debug information for the debug edition
  • Fixed obscure memory leaks

Version 5.5.0.486 – Release date: Jan 16, 2018

  • New project analyzer section: spell checker which will find misspelled words in the whole project
  • Topic titles will stick to the same page as the topic content in Word documents
  • Ability to add tab character in Word / PDF topic titles using the \t placeholder
  • Beta version of the floating license server for Linux and Mac OS X
  • New script to automate topic caption numbering based on its hierarchy level in the table of contents
  • Speed and memory improvements when generating search data for all HTML templates
  • Project analyzer now reports the number of words in the project
  • HTML templates' JavaScript search data could include content which wasn't included due to unmet conditions
  • CHM and HTML navigation arrows could include links to blank topics thus creating 404 not found errors
  • Default topic's content was added twice to JavaScript search engine database
  • Better high DPI screen support in various parts of HelpNDoc such as the topic editor...
  • Enhancements in HelpNDoc's user interface with better skin painting, less intrusive scrollbars, better scalable icons rendering...

Version 5.4.1.404 – Release date: Oct 19, 2017

  • Completely rewritten command line options: it is more reliable, with additional features, it has a cleaner syntax and an enhanced console output
  • Command line build action can now override the project builds' output path, tags, template and variables
  • Command line can now include the "verysilent" option (ss) which won't even show a console window
  • New anchor editor to easily and rapidly create, delete and locate anchors in the current topic
  • Font dialog now displays a preview of the fonts
  • Adding an item to the library will automatically insert it in the currently selected folder or in the currently selected item's parent folder
  • It is now possible to specify the HTML rendering engine used by the CHM help viewer, including Microsoft Edge and older versions of Internet Explorer
  • Ability to add a link to the default HTML template's custom logo
  • Re-engineered application's internals for more reliable startup and shutdown and greater future scalability
  • Document generation dialog's build list could be hidden under certain conditions
  • Some color picker popups could be incorrectly displayed on some screens
  • HTML documentation's search engine result list could include corrupted topic titles
  • HTML documentation's index could malfunction when topic titles contained specific characters
  • HndTopicsTags was not accessible from scripting API
  • Enhanced High DPI support in the topic editor
  • A topic with an help ID of "main" could break the HTML table of contents
  • Fixed bugs in HTML based list style exporting
  • Better saving of tables to Word DocX
  • Better RTF Import / Export

Version 5.3.2.378 – Release date: Sep 7, 2017

  • HelpNDoc is now High DPI aware: UI and icons have been updated to scale according to Windows display settings
  • HTML documentation can now be launched to a specific tab (e.g. ?tab=index) and with a specific search (e.g. ?search=help)
  • Unknown document library item extensions will be imported as text instead of displaying an error
  • Ability to rapidly load system and user scripts: click the arrow next to "Load Script" to quickly load it
  • New script to sort all topics in currently opened project alphabetically by topic caption
  • New script to sort all children topics of the currently selected topics alphabetically by topic caption
  • New script to reset all topics' context numbers incrementally
  • Default HTML template will now display an error message in case the web server is misconfigured to serve JSON files
  • Deleting keywords or library items could result in an error message when they were being renamed
  • Keywords were incorrectly written to HTML topics in the HTML documentation format
  • Script editor will correctly open / save to "Script" personal folder by default and filter by script extension
  • Some JavaScript features of the HTML documentation format could not work when topic titles included non-breaking spaces
  • Main form's height was not always correctly restored
  • CTRL+K keyboard shortcut didn't work when trying to add currently selected word to keyword list
  • Better CHM topic title importing
  • Default HTML template did not use the correct icon (question mark) for topics without children
  • Default HTML template did make an unwanted GET request to a debug file
  • Build names were always in English (not localized) when a new project was created
  • It wasn't possible to create a new Qt Help template from the template editor

Version 5.2.0.265 – Release date: Jun 6, 2017

  • Default HTML template can now generate a valid sitemap.xml file if specified in build settings
  • Build summary now display the number of warning and errors for each build to rapidly spot a potential problem
  • JavaScript search engine will now find partial words by default instead of only full words
  • New text transformation: change character case of the selected text, which loops between uppercase, lowercase, capitalize words
  • New text transformation: convert paragraph breaks to soft line breaks
  • HTML based builds now warn when the output directory is not empty to avoid possible compilation problems
  • Ability to insert non-breaking spaces using the CTRL+SHIFT+SPACE keyboard shortcut
  • Default HTML template has a new onTopicChanged event which is called each time the topic changes
  • Custom JavaScript code is now run before the app in the default HTML template giving it a chance to customize the app
  • Default HTML template will now correctly load the JSON table of contents even if the web server is misconfigured
  • Selecting similar project items in the project analyzer could cause an exception
  • Replaced default HTML template keywords popup by modal dialog as it was not working for long lists and on small devices
  • Keywords attached to topics whose caption contains single quotes didn't always correctly show the topic list in default HTML template
  • When topics were scrolled down on the default HTML template, linking to another topic didn't move the scroll bar up
  • HTML code library items didn't correctly export line breaks
  • HTML language code was always "en" instead of the correct project's language code
  • Smarter automatic generation of Qt Help project namespace which could previously produce invalid ones
  • Qt help documentation generation could fail when retrieving compiler output
  • Find all in entire project with "Search forward" option unchecked didn't always work as expected
  • Internal web server's 404 error links used hard-coded localhost URL which could cause problem when browsed from an outside device
  • Some e-mail subjects were not correctly encoded in HTML based documentation formats

Version 5.1.0.217 – Release date: Apr 18, 2017

  • Project settings (title, default topic, author, date/time format...) can now be overridden for each build
  • HTTP Web Server can now be launched at any location from the Tools ribbon tab
  • It is now possible to specify the default listening port of the HTTP Web Server instead of the default 8080
  • Pasting topics with hyperlinks to children topics now correctly restore those hyperlinks
  • Hyperlinks to files were not always working properly using the default HTML template
  • Hyperlinks to _blank URLs didn't always work property in the default HTML template
  • Custom and hidden headers / footers were not correctly exported in default HTML template
  • Hiding the navigation arrows in the default HTML template could produce incorrect HTML code
  • Default HTML template will not try to request debug map files anymore
  • Anchors with space didn't work correctly in responsive HTML template
  • Numbering as text didn't work in CHM / HTML templates anymore
  • HTTP Web Server's error pages are more useful: 404 error pages will list available HTML files
  • HTML library items with Unicode content could be corrupted when exported to HTML based documentation formats
  • Empty topics were not listed in Word / PDF table of contents anymore
  • Topic visibility wasn't updated in table of contents' popup
  • RSS feed display didn't include new version notification anymore
  • Project settings better scales for smaller window sizes
  • Script editor now always stays on top of HelpNDoc's main window
  • Using the "Vacuum project" command will prompt before starting and confirm after successful completion
  • Resetting the project's date/time format will ask confirmation first
  • Fixed some memory leaks

Version 5.0.1.188 – Release date: Mar 7, 2017

  • Updated user interface: introduced Microsoft Office 2016 inspired look and feel
  • Completely rewritten HTML template: HTML5, compatible with all device sizes (responsive), easily customizable...
  • It is now possible to split imported files (Word documents, HTML files...) by font size or outline level
  • Topics can now be removed from the table of contents only by setting their visibility to "Hidden in table of contents"
  • Updated jQuery mobile HTML template to the latest version: performance improvements and better mobile compatibility
  • Added jQuery mobile themes to customize the look and feel of mobile HTML web-sites
  • Added the ability to alter the text flow around floating items by clearing text left, right or both
  • A local HTTP server is available to show the HTML documentation as if uploaded to a web-server
  • License check system: named license are activated via a license key while floating licenses are manager by a floating license server
  • PDF generator can now generate projects of any size without memory limitations
  • Enhanced RSS feed display in the welcome page: faster application loading time and less random errors
  • Optimized loading of library items content
  • Word and PDF generators will now correctly number table of content and topic titles when hidden topics are used
  • It wasn't possible to generate Qt Help files from the command line
  • HelpNDoc could produce an exception at closing time
  • Better handling of project locking: when a project is opened by an instance of HelpNDoc, it can't be opened by another instance
  • Invalid characters could be added to captions: they are now automatically removed
  • PDF generator didn't always respect the list of excluded PDF fonts thus sometimes creating larger PDF files
  • Clarified PDF settings dialog regarding user permission
  • Enhanced generation log summary to provide additional options: copy path, open location, open file, serve file
  • Reworked the project analyzer's user interface to simplify access to filters and actions
  • Keywords analyzer is now more useful as it displays a list of attached topics
  • Deleting multiple library items in the analyzer could take a long time
  • Legacy frame HTML template could show a JavaScript error if a topic wasn't in the table of contents
  • Page number approximation in generated Word documents is much more accurate. F9 field refresh is still needed to force field updates
  • The table of contents' page numbers in the generated Word documents were missing if the cover page was hidden
  • Quick generation output path will now use the output path setup in the options
  • Made sure a default topic is always selected at generation time to avoid generation problems
  • Topic titles could be incorrectly positioned after floating pictures in all documentation formats
  • Easier image resizing for high DPI screens
  • Better picture saving to RTF
  • Some links in custom HTML code could break HTML-based documentation generation
  • Won't show an exception anymore and lock the generation dialog when generating to an unwritable folder
  • Multiple speed enhancements and bug fixes
  • HelpNDoc is not tested on Windows XP anymore: Microsoft doesn't support Windows XP anymore

Version 4.9.2.132 – Release date: Jan 12, 2016 – Download

  • New generated documentation format: Qt Help
  • New auto-completion for hyperlinks: start with http:// or other protocols and hit CTRL-SPACE to rapidly create an hyperlink
  • Distributed paragraph alignment. Only recommended for East Asian languages
  • Opacity support for paragraph background color
  • New scripts for mass header/footer updating
  • Faster project creation and opening
  • Better table sizing in topic editor
  • Setting table cells preferred width to percent didn't work as expected
  • An access violation errors could occurs under certain rare conditions when generating documentation
  • Inserting a page break within a table cell generated produced an "Item index is out of bounds" error
  • Word table of contents page fields lost their style when updated
  • PDF documents automatically switched pages every few seconds when viewed in full screen mode in some viewers
  • Kindle eBooks didn't always correctly display the cover picture
  • Kindle generation log could report an error even though generation succeeded
  • Style names were not translated in the "Styles" group of the "Write" ribbon tab
  • Live spell checker won't report errors with curved apostrophes in French language

Version 4.8.0.849 – Release date: Aug 4, 2015

  • Auto-completion: use the CTRL+Space keyboard shortcut to quickly create links or insert library items
  • It is now possible to override user-defined variables for each build in the build settings
  • New methods available to scripts and templates: HndBuild.GetBuildFirst and HndBuild.GetBuildWithName
  • Introduce the /l argument to log to a text file when using console line generation
  • Included sample scripts in HelpNDoc's installation directory
  • The THndBuildInfo, THndBuildInfoArray, THndTopicsAttachMode types are now accessible in scripts and templates
  • Switching builds in the generate documentation window will keep the currently visible customization tab
  • Under certain conditions an HTML-based template could produce inactive hyperlinks
  • The default HTML template will now be more reliable when selecting the currently viewed topic in the table of contents
  • The generated HTML could be corrupted when the current user didn't have the proper rights to access external library items
  • The table of contents hierarchy could be wrong under certain conditions when using conditional topic generation
  • Some parts of the user interface were not translated to French and German
  • Only one instance of the installer can be launched at the same time

Version 4.7.1.684 – Release date: Feb 17, 2015

  • The template editor can now be used to quickly and easily create and alter all possible kinds of templates
  • Completely rewritten the hyperlink generation process to be able to correctly handle both encoded and non-encoded URLs
  • The CTRL-SUPPR keyboard shortcut can be used to delete the word right of the caret
  • Greatly improved selection speed in topic editor, particularly in tables
  • URLs could be double encoded in some conditions
  • Inserting or editing an hyperlink did show an incorrect simplified dialog box under some conditions
  • The table of contents in Word and PDF documents didn't respect all template settings
  • Table of contents' page numbers could be moved to the next line for some Word and PDF documents
  • HndBuildTags and HndBuildTagsEx were not accessible from the scripting API
  • Image maps will now correctly display the title hint on all web browsers
  • Sample HND projects will not contain any default output paths anymore
  • Using the CTRL-A keyboard shortcut in a table of the content editor threw an exception
  • The Default HTML template did create a broken link to empty topics in breadcrumbs
  • The "Operation" section of the conditional insert/edit window didn't update correctly
  • The table cells properties window didn't correctly update the width and height when numeric values were entered via keyboard
  • Better import of Doc, DocX and RTF documents
  • It wasn't possible to drop image maps in tables when coming from the library

Version 4.6.2.573 – Release date: Oct 23, 2014

  • Added editable breadcrumb above the topic editor for faster moving within the table of contents' hierarchy
  • New optional CHM decompiler is included which can handle Help Context number import
  • Quick generation process will now indicate which build it is using if it finds a suitable build in the build list
  • Generation process will issue a warning when a template is used by a build but not available on the system
  • Template editor's window has been redesigned and can be resized
  • Numbered lists will be correctly generated to HTML even when items are split by paragraphs
  • On Windows XP, topics with a lot of broken pictures didn't load completely
  • Display of thumbnail for library items is now a lot faster for large libraries
  • The Insert items popup menus are now faster to display for large libraries and faster to include pictures
  • Pasting and dropping pictures is now a lot faster for large projects
  • Popup menus from the "Insert" ribbon tab were sometimes displaying incorrect information
  • The "Insert Image Map" button was missing from the "Insert" ribbon toolbar
  • Renaming a report template removed any spaces in the new name and didn't select the renamed template
  • Links to anchors with a space characters didn't work correctly for CHM, DocX and RTF output formats
  • Opening the style inspector could generate an exception
  • Section indicator was stuck on "Page settings" in the report template editor
  • The new project table of contents importer could generate an exception
  • Better CHM import: some specific files didn't include any content
  • Better HTML import and code generation

Version 4.5.0.497 – Release date: Aug 20, 2014

  • New EPub importer: decompile and import ePub eBooks into new or existing HelpNDoc projects
  • Added option to disable bookmarks generation in PDF documentation output
  • Default HTML template will now add each topic's keywords in the head meta keywords meta for better SEO
  • Topic content couldn't be saved and loaded for some systems with Asian or East-European languages locales
  • Reduced memory consumption when projects are open
  • Setting some specific topic properties such as "Include in builds" could incorrectly update multiple topics
  • PDF generator could crash with projects containing the "Myriad Pro" font
  • Help file was not showing when HelpNDoc was opened by double clicking and HND project file
  • Files with and .xhtml extension where not imported
  • Better German and French translations

Version 4.4.0.418 – Release date: Jun 3, 2014

  • Manage keywords and topics association window: quickly associated with multiple topics
  • Many default paths are now configurable: default output, dictionaries, project, styles and templates
  • Added keywords to the analyzer: get stats, a list of keywords, unused keywords, and manage associated topics
  • The Generate documentation window will now correctly show the most recently created templates when opened
  • HelpNDoc will use the project path when opening or saving the first project
  • Folders were incorrectly listed in the project analyzer
  • Snippets and image maps didn't have any kind setup in the project analyzer
  • Under certain rare conditions DocX generator could crash with an index out of bounds
  • Page numbers was always displayed in the table of contents for DocX and PDF even if templates hide it
  • Image maps didn't correctly encode characters for the Title text
  • An error message could be shown when previewing a corrupted library image
  • An error will now be displayed when an image cannot be written to disk due to incorrect characters in name

Version 4.3.1.364 – Release date: Apr 10, 2014

  • New image map library item: create reusable image maps for your HTML-based documentations
  • ePub and Kindle eBooks can now optionally include an inline cover page and table of contents page
  • Picture size edit will now optionally resize pictures while constraining proportions
  • Pictures can now have an optional padding, margin and background color
  • Better generation of the ePub cover page for better compatibility with Adobe Digital Edition and some e-Readers
  • The project analyzer didn't always report broken hyperlinks
  • Picture size edits weren't always correctly updated when a picture was resized
  • Resetting picture properties didn't update those properties in the ribbon
  • Some pictures were not correctly exported to DocX thus generating corrupted files
  • Hyperlinks were not always correctly escaped when generating DocX documents thus generating corrupted files
  • The JavaScript search engine of the HTML documentation format automatically highlighted the "undefined" word
  • There was still problems when saving the changed output file path in the generator window

Version 4.2.0.299 – Release date: Feb 6, 2014

  • Library items can now be grouped in folders for easier navigation and management
  • Multi-selection has been enabled for library items and keywords for multiple deletion/moving
  • Table of contents, keywords and library items tree nodes expansion status is now saved to and restored from project
  • Template variables names and descriptions can be translated. Existing variables have been translated to French and German
  • It is now possible to remove the cover picture for ePub and Kindle documentation formats
  • Generators log will now provide additional details in case an exception occurs
  • The OK and Cancel buttons were not visible in the import style dialog for French and German translations
  • It wasn't possible to change picture width, height, spacing or alt text from the ribbon tab anymore
  • Better importing of tables in RTF files
  • Drag and drop in the topic editor could insert content in the wrong position
  • It is now easier to move keywords in the hierarchy when drag and dropping them
  • Changing the output file path in the generator window was not always saved correctly
  • Scripts: THndIntegerArray was not declared therefore HndTopics.GetTopicIndexHierarchy was not working correctly
  • Some style properties could be incorrectly loaded after importing the default.hnd style sheet
  • JavaScript search engine didn't correctly escape URLs for external topics which could break the search feature
  • The DocX and RTF generation could fail unexpectedly for some projects
  • Inserting or importing multiple HTML files in a project could result in very slow and resource hungry generation
  • Topic icon wasn't always correctly updated when changing topic

Version 4.1.0.219 – Release date: Nov 19, 2013

  • Conditional generation of topics based on build kind and tags
  • Double click on a library item in the topic editor to modify it
  • Live spell checker is now available in the snippet editor and template editor
  • Better support for touch screen in the topic editor
  • Importing CHM and HTML files with encoded image file names didn't correctly import those images
  • Importing CHM and HTML files with images with large file names could crash HelpNDoc
  • Better Czech dictionary which can handle accented characters
  • Better compatibility with Word 2003 and Word 2007 for generated DocX documents
  • Better saving of tables in DocX documents
  • Possible exceptions when editing the bottom part of a topic and with the find feature
  • An exception could be shown when double clicking on an item in the find result panel
  • An exception could be shown when searching in some projects
  • Some German text labels were too small to display the whole text
  • Better looking lists in welcome screen, recent projects and help pages with scroll bars when needed
  • Editing a library item didn't correctly update the topic editor
  • Easier assignment of custom topic headers/footers: when choosing custom, the popup menu will not automatically hide
  • Topic kind popup will now check the current topic kind
  • Code templates didn't respect topic visibility settings

Version 4.0.3.164 – Release date: Oct 9, 2013

  • Redesigned style system: styles can inherit from parents, can be saved, and custom styles can be used for new projects
  • The Word generator will now generate standard DOCX documents by default. RTF option is still available in build settings
  • New Word and PDF template editor: customize page layout, cover page, headers, footers, titles, table of contents...
  • New Snippet library item: Add formatted content to the library and re-use it throughout the project
  • Style inspector popup window to get information about the current text and paragraph styles
  • Script editor to edit and run scripts and automate tasks within HelpNDoc
  • Hyperlinks will now use styles for easier project-wide modification
  • Items with anchors will now display a hint with the anchor name when the mouse is over
  • HTML search engine is smarter: it can search parts of words, results are ranked and words can be excluded by prefixing them with a "-" character
  • New system variables for Word and PDF documentations: display the current page number and the total number of pages
  • External topics can now use relative paths for external files
  • Importing a file or a folder won't automatically create a new project anymore: they will be imported in the current project if already open
  • Merging library items will now display a waiting dialog
  • HelpNDoc's user interface is now translated in German
  • System variables with date and time are now customizable in project options and will be localized according to project language settings
  • Copy/Paste of topics between instances of HelpNDoc now correctly include pictures
  • PDF documents could contain un-readable characters in the table of contents when encrypted
  • CTRL+F1 keyboard shortcut was showing the help file instead of just collapsing the ribbon bar
  • Word generator now uses less memory to generate big documentation files
  • iPhone template didn't include custom styles for topic content
  • Google Chrome users can now use the HTML search engine locally
  • Library items shown in popups were not always sorted
  • Word and PDF templates can hide page numbers in the table of contents
  • HTML search engine didn't clear its data between two generation which could lead to outdated search data
  • HTML search engine will now correctly display link topic kinds
  • Help ID generation is smarter: accented characters are replaced by ASCII equivalent for better SEO
  • Cursor position in topic editor was not always reset when moving from one topic to another
  • Initial Help ID for new topics was incorrectly generated using another topic's caption
  • The table of contents title for Word and PDF documentation formats wasn't correctly generated when it contained Chinese characters
  • CHM importer can now correctly handle links with anchors
  • External topics were not exported to Word and PDF documentation formats
  • XSS safety algorithm in the HTML template could break links to topics with caption containing "script" or "javascript"
  • Word and PDF documentation formats didn't correctly generate relative hyperlinks
  • Save a project as the same opened file shows an odd error message
  • Images were not scaled correctly anymore when too big for Word and PDF documentation formats
  • Hyperlink action provided a different window when used from the popup menu
  • Updated OpenOffice.org dictionary download URL
  • The font sizes combo box were not reliable anymore for the topic editor, snippet editor, and some template editor properties
  • Some characters in hyperlinks could create corrupted DOCX files
  • Tables could not be seen in editor anymore when borders were hidden
  • Added an error message when trying to add a condition within a table
  • Some formatting could produce invalid DOCX documents
  • Import folder dialog will now automatically refresh the "files to import" list when browse button is used
  • Dragging and dropping a picture when in a table would make it disappear
  • Faster project opening: initial topic was loaded twice
  • Last topic edited was loaded empty if the project is immediately re-opened
  • Link to URL or file topic will now correctly show the URL or file
  • ePub and Kindle documentation were adding and extra colon character instead of spaces
  • New project dialog uses the dictionary defined by the language property for live spell
  • Generating a project from command line with included external HTML documents was not always including them
  • Hyperlinks are now trimmed from the Insert/Edit hyperlink window
  • JQuery HTML template had encoding and tag problems
  • The help window was shown behind the script editor window
  • Can't import HelpNDoc v2.x projects anymore: use version 3.9 to convert older projects first

Version 3.9.1.648 – Release date: May 21, 2013 – Download

  • CHM generator's base color can be customized in the template properties
  • An exception could be displayed when the application is launched indicating that a control had no parent window
  • ePub generator didn't always correctly generate the cover picture
  • HTML search engine did infinite loops after clicking on the result when it ended with a space character

Version 3.9.0.595 – Release date: Mar 26, 2013

  • Enhanced importer: import multiple files at once into a new project and import various file types
  • Incremental search in various places: start typing a node caption to search for it and focus it
  • New keyboard shortcuts to navigate through the user interface: CTRL + F1 through F6
  • Use the SPACE keyboard shortcut to associate a keyword with the current topic
  • Panels positions and sizes are now persistent and will be restored when HelpNDoc is restarted
  • Use the /reset command line option to reset forms size and position as well as panels layout
  • Installer and uninstalled now warns if HelpNDoc is already running
  • Greatly reduced memory usage when generating documents with large number of pictures except for Word generator
  • The styles gallery now resizes itself to fit the whole available space
  • Command line silent mode wasn't working correctly anymore
  • Better error message when the project file is locked by another application or instance of HelpNDoc
  • Reduced flicker in the ribbon bar when resizing the main window
  • Removed XSS vulnerability in HTML generated documentation
  • Fixed possible error of the Javascript search engine in the default HTML template

Version 3.8.0.560 – Release date: Jan 29, 2013

  • Project analyzer will report various useful information about the current project: broken links, merge library items...
  • History of viewed topics with previous/next buttons
  • New project dialog is now resizable and will store its size
  • The "Show Special Characters" feature is now persistent and will be restored each time HelpNDoc is opened
  • An exception could occur at application start time
  • Importing some CHM files could result in empty imported topics: anchors in the table of contents were not correctly handled
  • When deleting a selected topic, the newly selected topic seemed randomly chosen. It is now either the next or previous one

Version 3.7.1.482 – Release date: Nov 19, 2012

  • HTML documentation could not always select the first displayed table of contents item when viewed from a remote server
  • A frame was displayed around the content when printing a CHM topic
  • Word generator always compressed bitmap pictures even if the option for automatic compression was not checked
  • The Word documentation wasn't generated if the used template didn't show the table of contents
  • Word documentations could add extra empty lines before topic titles
  • French translation errors in the documentation generation log
  • The recent projects and places lists weren't correctly saved to the registry which could lead to incorrect entries

Version 3.7.0.456 – Release date: Oct 25, 2012

  • Conditional build system: control which part of the documentation is present in each build through conditional tags
  • Added keyboard shortcuts to insert/move/delete/edit properties of keywords and library items (CTRL+INSERT, CTRL+ARROW, CTRL+DELETE, CTRL+ENTER)
  • Some Central/Eastern European characters may appear broken in the CHM search result list: fixed with the CHM template option "Use project charset for topics"
  • Option to enable only the selected build and rename a build in the build generation list
  • Popup menu for easier and faster build management in the build generation list
  • It is now possible to clear recent projects and places from the option dialog
  • Some fonts with custom spacing could produce overlapping characters in PDF documents
  • Better support for bookmarks in PDF documents
  • Some Central European characters were not correctly generated in the CHM table of contents
  • Better support for some OpenOffice.org dictionaries
  • Creating a new blank project didn't set up default project language which could lead to empty title for CHM documentation
  • Google Chrome now correctly displays the table of contents for HTML documentations when viewed locally
  • Topics with large caption could have duplicate auto-generated help IDs
  • Word and PDF documentation didn't add requested page breaks when topic titles were hidden
  • Parts of the table of contents of some rare CHM help files could not be imported
  • CHM documentation didn't correctly display table background images and bullet lists images
  • Recent projects and places could contain invalid paths

Version 3.6.0.345 – Release date: Jul 11, 2012

  • New build system: create as many customized build of any documentation format as needed. Warning: command line changes
  • Added support for invisible topics: invisible topics and their children won't be generated in any documentation format
  • Relative external library items are now imported at generation time
  • It is now possible to indent bullets and numbering with the TAB key
  • EPub and Mobi generators didn't correctly generate link topic kinds
  • EPub generator didn't correctly escape Some characters which could lead to errors on the iPad
  • Norwegian dictionary from OpenOffice.org didn't install correctly
  • The default HTML template generated un-balanced HTML comments
  • RTF importer didn't correctly import relative hyperlinks
  • Empty topics could produce corrupted PDF table of contents
  • HTML documentation could cause errors when tabs where hidden
  • HTML search engine didn't find words containing the "T" character
  • Color dialog now saves custom colors
  • HTML based generators will correctly update topic files when the character case has changed

Version 3.5.1.288 – Release date: May 17, 2012

  • HTML documentation produced errors in web-browsers when topic captions contained quotes or double quotes
  • PDF documentation could display weird page numbering text on the first page
  • Generate Mobipocket/Kindle checkbox was always checked in generation dialog

Version 3.5.0.284 – Release date: May 14, 2012

  • HelpNDoc software and help file has been translated to French
  • HelpNDoc can now generate standard EPub EBooks
  • HelpNDoc can now generate Mobipocket/Kindle EBooks
  • HTML based documentation can now optionally skip exporting the default font style to rely on the web-browser's settings
  • HTML based documentation can now optionally use percentage for the font size instead of points
  • Insert hyperlink dialog window is now resizable and size is saved for next time it is used
  • Re-introduced shortcuts to move, add or delete topics (CTRL+Arrows, CTRL+[SHIFT+]INSERT, CTRL+DELETE)
  • It is now possible to generate Word and PDF documentation in landscape mode
  • Completed percentage in the generation log window for long actions
  • Internet Explorer could display an error about invalid characters in the table of contents for HTML documentation
  • HTML based generators won't alter PHP or ASP code at generation time
  • Relative topic links were not working for CHM documentations anymore
  • Bullets and numberings are not generated as texts by default for HTML based documentation anymore as it didn't always produce good results
  • "Enum" template settings could be rendered incorrectly in the generation settings dialog's list
  • HelpNDoc could take a long time to launch if a recent networked location was not available
  • An error occurred when clearing a text template variable in the customize dialog
  • Checkbox controls were not displayed in the keywords panel when Windows themes were not enabled
  • Keyword popup in HTML documentation now displays a close button

Version 3.4.2.197 – Release date: Mar 30, 2012

  • When optimizing pictures, some of them could become empty or black PNG files for HTML and CHM documentation

Version 3.4.1.188 – Release date: Mar 26, 2012

  • All generators are now using less memory and GDI resources
  • Better PNG transparency in Word generated documentation
  • Cursor was moved to the beginning of the topic text after pasting
  • Library items were not always correctly replaced at generation time
  • Customize template links were missing from the project options

Version 3.4.0.166 – Release date: Mar 6, 2012

  • CHM and HTML Templates can now support customization from within HelpNDoc
  • Various HTML template customization settings added: base color, visible tabs, expansion status, texts, icon sets...
  • CHM and HTML Templates: Export numbered lists as text by default which usually looks closer to original. Customizable in template settings
  • HTML Template: The table of contents tree is now synchronized with the displayed topic
  • HTML Template: Icons set in HelpNDoc are now used in the table of contents
  • CHM Template: Set the table of contents font from HelpNDoc
  • PDF and Word Templates: It is now possible to use numbering for topic headings
  • Copying and pasting multiple topics did not correctly paste their content
  • CHM Template: CHM file couldn't be open using the help ID
  • iPhone template enhancement: the footer DIV wasn't closed properly
  • Style were not always correctly applied to selected text
  • Word and PDF generators sometimes didn't take the updated style properties into account
  • Fixed a rare exception which could occur when the live spell check was enabled and a table cell was edited
  • Custom dictionary file was always overwritten when HelpNDoc was updated
  • Terms were not always correctly encoded in the HTML search engine
  • Word and PDF generators did focus the first topic after generation
  • Word generator didn't display errors when launched from the quick generate popup
  • Word and PDF generators could produce memory leaks after generation
  • Pasted pictures could become broken if dragged before the topic had been saved
  • Code template for "C/C++ Defines" didn't generate correct code
  • Table columns and rows are now easier to select with the mouse

Version 3.3.0.123 – Release date: Jan 12, 2012

  • New "Paste as text" and "Paste special" commands for finer paste control
  • New template to export HTML documentation based on JQuery mobile
  • Pictures pasted or imported as part of a document are now automatically compressed before being saved to the HND project file
  • Reintroduced the extended table of contents feature
  • New visual identification about panel docking similar to Visual Studio
  • Opening project files containing a single quote displayed a SafeCall error
  • F1 shortcut didn't display the help file
  • Expand and compact shortcut keys only worked from the numerical keyboard
  • An error could sometimes happen when CTRL+Clicking on hyperlinks
  • Restored windows' height on launch was always smaller than when closed
  • Text contained in tables couldn't be added as keywords
  • Regression as the Brazilian dictionary couldn't be installed anymore
  • Cleaned-up keyboard shortcuts for Ribbon items in accordance to MS Word
  • Default HTML template did show an error with keywords containing quotes
  • Using the insert table popup from the quick access toolbar displayed an error message

Version 3.2.0.65 – Release date: Nov 8, 2011

  • Reintroduced the CHM purge option: uncheck the "Keep temporary files" to remove any temporary file or directory generated by the CHM template
  • Template inheritance support: specify the parent template and only override the specified files
  • A table of contents with page numbers can be generated at the top of Word and PDF documentation formats
  • Reintroduced the "Add as keyword" context menu item in the topic editor
  • Currently selected text is used as default caption when adding a keyword
  • Use CTRL+Click in the topic editor to follow an hyperlink
  • HTML documentation can now display the index or search tabs by default by adding the #_index or #_search tag at the end of the documentation URL
  • HTML template was not correctly mentioning the UTF-8 charset in the head section
  • iPhone template had some issues with topic titles
  • Selecting an output path for the generated documentation didn't default to the currently specified one
  • An error happened when activating the Turkish dictionary
  • The progress bar didn't show on lengthy project find/replace operations
  • The horizontal scrollbar was shown in the topic editor for no reason on small screens
  • Topic editor's popup menu now correctly displays spelling errors first using a bold font and cut/copy/paste last to mimic Word's behavior
  • Provide a link to Microsoft HTML Help Workshop when not installed
  • Find/Replace within the project is more reliable
  • Some pictures could fail optimization when generating CHM and HTML and block subsequent content from begin generated
  • Better handling of project related errors while opening/closing/saving

Version 3.1.0.23 – Release date: Sep 26, 2011

  • Added the vacuum command in project options to clean the project and gain some file weight from deleted items
  • New table functionalities: split table, sort table rows and convert table to text
  • Option to automatically compress uncompressed pictures included in the library to generate smaller documentation files
  • Links to e-mail address containing a dot were considered as links to Internet addresses when edited
  • Paragraph border action wasn't available anymore
  • In some rare cases due to Windows user name, HelpNDoc could show an error when launched and stop after that
  • Hungarian letters with double acute were not generated correctly in CHM
  • Underline font style property was not correctly saved
  • V2 projects with big context numbers could not be imported
  • Slash shortcut "/" is reintroduced to recursively collapse all children
  • Performance improvements when getting the list of anchors in the topic link dialog
  • Listed anchors in the topic link dialog didn't include anchors in table cells
  • Changing the background color of the paragraph did reset some other attributes such as alignment
  • Locating a search result didn't select it in the topic editor if it was not in the currently edited topic
  • Pasting or dropping an image into the topic editor could generate file names without a valid extension
  • Table background pictures were not displayed in HTML based documentation
  • Under some conditions the styles applied in topic editor was not correctly saved and restored
  • Renaming a topic with non ASCII characters could generate an empty Help ID
  • OpenOffice.org's Brazilian Portuguese dictionaries couldn't be installed

Version 3.0.2.24 – Release date: Sep 6, 2011

  • Command line option is back with the possibility to specify template names
  • Topic editor ruler has been restored. Visibility is controlled in options and is hidden by default
  • Performance improvement when using and scrolling through the table of contents hierarchy
  • Configuration options were saved even when the cancel button was clicked
  • CHM and HTML documentation could show an horizontal scroll bar with 100% tables
  • Padding wasn't always respected in table cells
  • Topic title variables were not correctly substituted
  • Documentation now contains the list and description of available methods from within templates

Version 3.0.1.14 – Release date: Aug 30, 2011

  • CHM importer can now correctly import and interpret links to topics
  • Rewritten project file creating/opening mechanisms to avoid errors
  • HTML template had a few graphical glitches in Internet Explorer 7 and 8
  • Importing files could produce projects files larger than necessary
  • Opening the link dialog for large projects could cause heavy memory usage
  • External library items file are now relative to the project's location if a relative path is specified
  • Directly calling an HTML page with an anchor didn't work
  • Topic with content from an external file had no content in HTML and CHM
  • After opening an existing project, the topic footer was not generated anymore

Version 3.0.0.223 – Release date: Aug 23, 2011

  • Initial release of HelpNDoc 3.0

Version 2.9.0.144 – Release date: Nov 2, 2010

  • Better unicode support for the PDF generator
  • Speed and file size optimizations in the PDF generator
  • Better PDF subset font embedding
  • Reported file name in main form's caption was wrong after using "Save as"
  • The RSS feed reader sometimes reported an error
  • The PDF exporter now correctly generates internal relative links
  • The CHM importer now correctly imports link topics
  • The CHM importer can now correctly recognize links to internal topics
  • The CHM importer sometimes incorrectly imported the table of content in the new project wizard in Windows Vista and 7: only the first item was imported
  • The CHM importer sometimes incorrectly imported topic contents in Windows Vista and 7
  • HelpNDoc now correctly warns when the opened HND file is not recognized
  • Improved the "New project" wizard to handle the TAB and SHIFT + TAB shortcuts for faster indentation / de-indentation
  • Inserting a link will now default to the topic caption if the text has not been modified
  • Uninstaller is now a signed executable

Version 2.8.0.53 – Release date: Sep 7, 2010

  • Initial addition of the library container to manage Flash files
  • Local and distant flash files export to HTML and CHM documentation
  • Saving to read-only files didn't work and didn't warn about it
  • Better table merging algorithm with wide items in the topic editor
  • Speed increase in the topic editor
  • Enhanced RTF table import

Version 2.7.0.18 – Release date: Aug 6, 2010

  • Import of existing compiled CHM Help files
  • Word and HTML generators now defines the titles' outline level
  • Added Enum and Define C/C++ code generator
  • Enhanced the C/C++ const generator
  • The table of content is fully expanded when a new project is created
  • Better RTF importing
  • Improved table resizing using the mouse
  • Different resolution JPEG Image size is better exported by the Word generator
  • List handling has been enhanced to continue numbering of a previous list if needed
  • Enhanced HTML Importer: cell border colors, images and table alignments

Version 2.6.1.9 – Release date: Jul 2, 2010

  • The Word documentation generator could create corrupted files in some cases

Version 2.6.0.74 – Release date: Jun 13, 2010

  • New project wizard provides a faster way to get started on a new project
  • Import existing compiled CHM help file table of content in the new project wizard
  • Optionally do not purge the generated HHP project files
  • Anchors get passed when a topic page is redirected to show the table of content
  • Project properties now display scroll bars when the window is too small to display everything
  • HTML import could create incorrect picture size
  • Various topic editor small enhancements: triple click selects paragraph...

Version 2.5.0.31 – Release date: Mar 30, 2010

  • WARNING: Relative links are now consistent in all generated documentation. They are not relative to the "files" sub-directory anymore for CHM and HTML documentations
  • Greatly reduced HTML compilation time for big projects
  • PDF generator did draw anchors as empty space
  • Better HTML anchor import
  • Fixed HTML documentation JavaScript error in some conditions
  • Fixed Internet Explorer JavaScript error in multiple word HTML search
  • Fixed Word generator which didn't correctly export some characters

Version 2.4.0.15 – Release date: Jan 31, 2010

  • Improved JavaScript search engine which can now search multiple words
  • JavaScript search engine words are now highlighted
  • Added missing edit popup menus throughout the application
  • HTML and Word importers now correctly set up links to external URLs and anchors
  • PDF generator did draw curly underlines under substituted variables
  • PDF generator did not correctly export anchors in some cases
  • Report generator did not always resize images to fit in page's width
  • HTML generator now correctly sets up the default topic even if the directory is not purged

Version 2.3.0.11 – Release date: Dec 9, 2009

  • Added PDF font embedding configuration to control how the fonts are embedded in the PDF documentation
  • Left and Right floating images support (only in CHM, HTML and PDF documentation)
  • Text appeared with black background in the PDF option panel
  • Variables were not always correctly substituted in PDF and Word documentation
  • First implementation: PDF export now resizes images to fit in the content page
  • Improved spell checker
  • HelpNDoc program file and setup are now signed EXE files
  • Improved memory usage
  • Maximum picture size in dialog was too small
  • Fixed 32-bit PNG image handling

Version 2.2.0.3 – Release date: Sep 5, 2009

  • Extended Table of content: Easily and rapidly edit topic ID and Context number
  • HTML Table of content can now optionaly be collapsed when generated
  • Advanced PDF output options: document encryption, compression and fine layout tuning
  • Possibility to insert / remove extra page breaks within the documentation
  • HTML search engine did not provide search results for numeric characters
  • HTML keywords would not always correctly show up with quoted topic titles
  • Incorrect character escaping in HTML table of content
  • Topic ID field didn't allow the underscore character

Version 2.1.0.2 – Release date: Aug 2, 2009

  • Search functionality in HTML documentation
  • PDF Encoding bug
  • PDF Generation exception when bookmarks were not correctly set
  • Word generator produces smaller file sizes
  • External file's DOC import is more robust
  • External file's HTML import wasn't working properly
  • Fixed relative links in CHM generation so it behaves the same way as HTML documentation

Version 2.0.1.4 – Release date: Jun 7, 2009

  • PDF generator creates the documentation's table of content
  • HTML documentation generator outputs the project Keywords
  • Spell checker button wasn't always enabled
  • Fixed the check for updates link
  • Access violation in some rare conditions when exporting Word and PDF documents
  • Exported PDF documentation wasn't always generated in the specified path

Version 2.0.0.25 – Release date: May 16, 2009

  • Microsoft Word DOC and RTF export formats
  • Adobe Acrobat PDF export format
  • Find and replace now allows the replacement of text by a variable
  • New variable kind: Topic title
  • Main form's caption now include the currently opened file's name
  • Added Variable panel in the topic editor: manage variables and quickly add them
  • Added enum output to the Visual Basic code generation
  • Better spell checking option dialog and various spell checking enhancements: New and improved UI for spelling and configuration dialogs; Greatly improved phonetic suggestions; Unicode dictionary support
  • Enhanced HTML Export with a better table of content, Search engine optimization (SEO), old browser fallback...
  • Better CHM unicode support
  • RSS Feed reader in the welcome page to keep informed of HelpNDoc news
  • "Purge HTML Files" is now saved with the project
  • Download dictionary link was incorrect
  • Anchors were badly displayed in the topic editor

Version 1.9 – Release date: May 30, 2006

  • Double click to modify image property in the topic editor
  • Live spell checker could take 100% CPU time on certain condition
  • Support of relative URLs when exporting
  • Hyperlink images do not show borders anymore
  • Topic margins and page size could be incorrectly set from the ruler resulting in inconsistent layouts
  • Interface layout is now saved between sessions
  • Fixed a bug with relative hyperlinks in HTML export

Version 1.8 – Release date: Mar 14, 2006

  • The live spell checker can now be disabled
  • Possibility to automatically generate the context number for new topics
  • Added cut/copy/paste of nodes within the same project
  • Fixed accentuated characters export for Western code pages
  • Right click to add the selection as a keyword in the topic editor
  • Multi selection for drag and drop and node copying
  • Removed the popup window when using HelpNDoc from command line
  • Fixed incorrect menu animation
  • Fixed Access Violation when CTRL + Drag a node
  • Now generates a valid Delphi unit with proper interface and implementation sections
  • File overwrite confirmation when generating code

Version 1.7 – Release date: Feb 1, 2006

  • Better Unicode compliance
  • Vastly improved command line interface. See help file for details
  • Updated project pane layout
  • Possible TOC corruption: project title wasn't correctly escaped in HTML output
  • Optionally clean the "Files" sub-directory in HTML export
  • Link to easily download HTML Help Workshop in the compiler output if it's not installed on the computer
  • Various enhancements in the topic editor

Version 1.6.1 – Release date: Nov 7, 2005

  • Icons were not exported in CHM help file anymore
  • CTRL-A shortcut didn't work anymore
  • Fixed some memory leaks

Version 1.6 – Release date: Oct 17, 2005

  • Internet Explorer complained about an invalid character when viewing an Help Web Site
  • Improved hyperlink window’s appearance for better consistency throughout the application and added shortcuts
  • Improved the speed of creation of spell checking suggestions
  • Keyword’s root could be deleted which could cause unexpected behavior
  • Possibility to add a subject to e-mail hyperlinks
  • New kind of hyperlinks: navigation, to go to next, previous, parent...
  • Insert hyperlink field was truncated to 30 characters
  • Keywords associated with multiple topics showed "untitled" topics in popup window
  • Added shortcuts CTRL + ARROW to move items in the TOC
  • Help file has been updated

Version 1.5 – Release date: Sep 5, 2005

  • Introducing a basic HTML Export functionality
  • Generate Visual Basic, C++ and Delphi constants for easier integration of the help file with programming languages
  • Fixed a MS HTML Viewer bug which could display an error message when opening a CHM file
  • Fixed a bug with topic ID modification in the topic editor

Version 1.4 – Release date: Jul 27, 2005

  • Typing in the topic editor could become extremely slow and HND file could grow exponentially. The fix will be applied topic by topic once edited and saved
  • Added anchors and possibility to link to them
  • Enhanced link window with new links to anchors, file with or without relative paths, topics, Internet or e-mail
  • Variables now display hints with current value
  • Shortcut to add an hyperlink: CTRL+L
  • Default topic font can now be defined in the project properties
  • General application speed boost

Version 1.3 – Release date: May 23, 2005

  • Internal HND format has been fine-tuned to provide better speed and size. Gain is proportional to project complexity but for reference: For a simple help file such as the one from HelpNDoc, the loading time is divided by 2 and the file size is only 70% of the original; For a bigger file, the loading is 30 times faster for a size of 64% of the original.
  • Search and replace algorithm have been optimized. Speed is 6 times faster for a small size project and increases with project size.
  • Possibility to change font and character set of the table of content in CHM files
  • Detailed hint for each node: indicates the URL of the node in the CHM file, context number and the topic ID if required
  • When a HND file was opened via the explorer, its name was converted to upper case

Version 1.2 – Release date: Apr 4, 2005

  • New file format – HND files are now compressed. Conversion is made behind the scenes. Still compatible with old format in read mode
  • Import of HTML, RTF, WRI, and TXT files. DOC files can be imported if Microsoft Office is installed on the system
  • Implementation of a better find and replace function: ability to find and replace throughout the project
  • Implementation of rudimentary Command line compilation feature: "HelpNDoc –c file.hnd"
  • Better CHM generation: Added next and home buttons, advanced search tab, addition of the favorite tab
  • Main window's position is now restored when HelpNDoc is launched
  • Better handling of bullets and numbering in the ruler
  • Fixed a bug where characters in the topic title could cause compilation error
  • Shortcut to create a new topic, use CTRL+T
  • Confirm save dialog could be displayed many times on application exit

Version 1.16 – Release date: Oct 4, 2008

  • New options for CHM export: window size, position, visible buttons and navigation options are now customizable
  • CHM Topic HTML file wasn't standard compliant
  • Added the /silent command line switch to avoid user inputs during batch compilation
  • Fixed the spell checker to be more Windows Vista compliant
  • Default font and default table of content font were not correctly saved with the project

Version 1.15 – Release date: Jul 22, 2008

  • Keyword index was not working with new file names
  • Specific links to relative topics were not working with new file names
  • Command line was not working anymore
  • Various fixes and enhancements in the Topic Editor

Version 1.14 – Release date: Jun 1, 2008

  • Exported HTML files can now optionally have its topic ID as a name
  • Smart popup in the topic editor to easily change a variable
  • Fixed a bug when assigning an image to a topic and moving with the arrow keys
  • Better handling of PNG images: some transparent PNG were not resizable

Version 1.13 – Release date: Apr 6, 2008

  • Completely redesigned spell checker with enhanced options and better integration. The English dictionary is now bundled by default
  • Middle mouse scroll (middle click) in various parts of the application
  • Fixed application crashing when topics were deleted
  • Better HTML export
  • Various optimisations and bug fixes

Version 1.12 – Release date: Jan 13, 2008

  • HTML Help topics will now always launch with the table of content opened
  • Fortran 90/95 code generator
  • Code generation export dialog enhancement: file name is not save anymore between export
  • General speed and reliability enhancements

Version 1.11 – Release date: Jul 22, 2007

  • Fixed the export of background images in the topics
  • Possibility to use subscript and superscript formatting options
  • Various bug fixes

Version 1.10 – Release date: May 28, 2007

  • Better Windows Vista compatibility
  • Fixed HelpNDoc's help file display exception under Windows Vista
  • Fix for the & character in project title when exporting to CHM
  • Right Alt + A was selecting all the topic's text and caused problems with certain keyboard layouts
  • Lower memory usage for GIF images
  • Better table support
  • Better HTML Import / Export
  • Topic Editor enhancements and bug fixes

Version 1.1.1 – Release date: Feb 24, 2005

  • Topic name containing quotes prohibited project from being loaded

Version 1.1 – Release date: Feb 15, 2005

  • Variables support (known limitation: variables can't be set as hyperlinks)
  • Popup menu in the table of content
  • Help file now contains information on how to integrate CHM files with Delphi and Visual Basic
  • Configuration information are now saved in the registry
  • Page background images weren't exported in CHM
  • Better HTML Help Workshop location handling: ask location when it can't be found in the registry
  • Faster CHM export
  • Balloon Hints weren't working in HND 1.0
  • The default icon wasn't always selected when required in the icons popup menu
  • The background color and image were not reset when a new topic was created

Version 1.0 – Release date: Dec 9, 2004

  • Initial Release