Help & Manual Premium Pack Releases

Released: Jun 8, 2021

Updates in 4.2.0


  • Code Sample Box: All skins now include a Code Sample Box feature. This enables you to add programming code samples to your documentation in a box with a Copy to Clipboard link that copies the sample code directly to the Microsoft Windows Clipboard. This even works in CHM files.
  • Import/Export Styles: The Toolbox utility has a new Import/Export Styles feature, with which you can import individual text, paragraph and table styles to Help+Manual projects from other projects and style files...

Released: Feb 8, 2021

Updates in 4.1.0


  • Updated Code certificate: The code signing certificate used for the Premium Pack installer and Toolbox utility has been updated.
  • Remote and multiple domains in embedded and field-level help and WordPress: It is now possible to use embedded and field-level help from multiple WebHelp documentation systems on the same web page. In addition, you can also embed WebHelp hosted on other web servers, different to the server hosting the HTML pages on which you are embedding and displaying the...

Released: Aug 4, 2020

Updates in 4.0.4


  • Image toggle close mode (V3 & V4 skins): You can now choose whether an image toggles a close on a click inside or outside the image.
  • Social sharing in V2 WebHelp skins: The social sharing popup in the V2 WebHelp skins has been updated to the latest version used in the V3 and V4 skins. The social sharing now uses scalable SVG icons and simple hyperlinks instead of the widgets that had to be loaded with every page. This means that the social sites now only get a ping when the user...

Released: Mar 23, 2020

Updates in 4.0.3


  • New skin category: The V4 Modern Standard skin category is now included. This is a simple, functional layout similar to Modern Flexible, but without width restriction (always full width), with simple drop-down user-configurable menus in the page header.
  • Modern Compact skins: New settings in Skin Options to disable the logo and link buttons.
  • Flexible and Magazine skins: The MAX_PAGEWIDTH variable in the General Settings variables section now accepts both pixel (px) and percent (%) values...

Released: Feb 9, 2020

Updates in 4


  • Added a range of modern new skin variants with full color configurability with an easy-to-use interface.
    • Modern Magazine skins.
    • Modern Flexible skins.
    • Advanced Compact skins.
  • WordPress plugin has been updated to allow access to multiple WebHelp collections on a single WordPress site.

Released: Jan 20, 2020

Updates in 3.50


  • Google Analytics - Updated from the older gat.js system to the new analytics.js system. This should be more reliable. In addition to this you can now configure inclusion of the WebHelp path, named trackers and the titles of the search and keyword index events in your Google Analytics console.
  • No Server Mode - Demo links in the header menus failed in some browsers because they used the shorthand // protocol instead of http:// or https://. Browsers have become stricter about resolving...

Released: Nov 29, 2019

Updates in 3.49


V3 Skins (WebHelp and eWriter versions)

  • Search highlighting: When the topic already containing search highlighting was selected in the search results after a new search the original highlighting was not removed.
  • Google Analytics: Occasionally it was possible for the first topic visited to be tracked twice.
  • Google Analytics: Ghostery and other similarly aggressive tracking blockers will no longer cause a critical error in WebHelp. These blockers simply kill the tracking function within...

Released: Oct 11, 2019

Updates in 3.48


CHM skins

  • Topic header components - Improved scaling on modern, high-resolution monitors and Microsoft Windows devices.
  • Drop-down menu components - Improved scaling on modern, high-resolution monitors and Microsoft Windows devices.
  • Topic header title text color - New variable (HD_TEXTCOLOR in the Header Components group) setting the topic header title color in the skin. This eliminates the need to set the color correctly in the Help+Manual project.

Toolbox utility

  • Close project warning...

Released: Apr 18, 2019

Updates in 3.47


V3 WebHelp and eWriter Skins

  • Anchors with keywords: Selecting anchors with keywords in the keyword index caused a JavaScript error and did not open a toggle associated with the anchor. This was a side-effect of the Google Analytics query feature added in 3.46.
  • Non-server mode: The optional q=search+term addition to the URL for Google Analytics for search and keyword index clicks added in 3.46 is now automatically disabled when V3 WebHelp is accessed without a web server. This caused...

Released: Dec 12, 2018

Updates in 3.46


Toolbox utility

  • The Normalize Styles tool failed to identify some styles as paragraph styles and incorrectly reported that the style could not be found. The affected styles were styles based on other styles without explicit paragraph attributes of their own.
  • Some HM projects converted from Help+Manual 4 would cause Toolbox to crash and close when they were opened.
  • The Add/Remove Topic ID Prefixes function failed without completing on some projects with an unusual combination of settings...