by Divcom Software - Product Type: Application / Developer Application / End User Application
Visual help authoring tool for creating CHM, HTML, and PDF help documents. HelpSmith is an innovative help authoring tool allowing you to create CHM HTML Help files, Web Help, Printed Manuals, and PDF documents from the same source help project. The stand-alone and easy-to-use environment includes a Unicode word-processor with dynamic styles and live spell checker, support for Templates and Variables, advanced approach to working with graphical and video files, automatic correction system, and many other useful tools.
What’s New in HelpSmith 4.1?
The new HelpSmith update adds conditional compilation functionality making it possible for you to compile different versions of the same help system easily. Now you can use build tags and define when specific help topics or individual content blocks should be included into the output help system.
Conditional compilation is a powerful feature which is useful in many different cases such as creating a help system for different editions of the same product, creating custom builds of the help system for partners, or working on new content that should not be released immediately. Also, it is useful when you need to include some content only in a specific help format, and so on.
With conditional compilation, you can include or exclude topics or content blocks to/from the compiled help system. Thus, there is no need to create and edit a separate copy of the original help project, which would be quite time consuming. Instead, you get the possibility to compile different versions of help files and printed manuals from a single source help project.
Other Improvements of HelpSmith 4.1
What’s New in HelpSmith 4.0
What's new in HelpSmith 3.5.5?
What's new in HelpSmith 3.5.3?
HelpSmith is a complete help authoring tool, which you can use to create HTML Help (CHM) files, Web Help (browser-based) systems, Printed Manuals, PDFs, and Word RTF documents from a single source help project. The main features of HelpSmith are: a built-in word processor with dynamic styles and live spell-checker, full Unicode support, topic templates, variables, an advanced approach to working with graphical and video files, and many other useful tools.
With HelpSmith, you can create help files for your products easily. HelpSmith includes a professional feature-set, which is combined with an easy-to-use interface. Using the built-in editors, you can easily create the Table of Contents and alphabetical Index of your help systems in minutes. You will also be able to integrate your HTML Help or Web Help system with your application and provide context-sensitive Help. Designed as a regular office application, HelpSmith enables the creation of high quality help systems and documents without the knowledge of many technical details. For example, you do not have to manually code HTML or CSS in order to create technical documentation. At the same time, experienced technical writers still have the possibility to insert custom HTML code.
HelpSmith Features Include: