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HelpSmith - Help Authoring

Complete help authoring tool to create CHM HTML Help files, Web Help systems, Printed Manuals, Adobe PDF documents, Microsoft Word documents, and ePub eBooks from a single source.

If you are looking for a help authoring tool to create a CHM help file, online Web Help system, or PDF manual, you can consider HelpSmith which provides a rich feature-set from the powerful word processor to write help topics, to the built-in screenshot tool with the possibility to create help for dialog windows automatically.

The key features of HelpSmith include the possibility to produce multiple help formats from a single source including HTML Help, Web Help, Printable Manual, PDF, and MS Word documents, a word-processor with dynamic styles and spell checker to write help topics, TOC and Index tools, a single project-level repository to manage image and video files, user-editable variables, and rich customization possibilities including ready design themes for topic templates, and for the web help system layout.

With HelpSmith, you can create help files not only by typing the content manually, but also by importing existing documents including MS Word files, HTML files, compiled CHM help files, and MS HTML Help Workshop projects (.HHP).

In addition, you can use the powerful Image Tool that allows you to take screenshots and create documentation for the captured windows automatically.

For experienced technical writers, HelpSmith provides flexible possibilities for conditional compilation allowing you to produce different versions of the same help file for multiple audiences of users.

It should be pointed out, that a help file or Web Help system can be easily integrated with your application or website, so you can provide context-sensitive help by exporting the topic list to a header file compatible with your IDE such as C#, VB.NET, Delphi, C++, MS Office VBA.

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Create a Responsive Web Help System

  • Responsive layout compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices.
  • Fully customisable Header, Footer and Mobile Header areas.
  • Easy integration with Google Analytics.
  • Automatic Google Sitemap generation.
  • Possibility to use custom JavaScript and CSS styles for topics and Web Help layout.
  • Support for Facebook and Disqus comments.
  • Easy integration with a website or application.
  • Ready-to-use design themes.


Create Help for Dialogs Automatically

  • Take screenshots of a window or individual UI elements.
  • Recognition of controls and adding annotations for them automatically.
  • Automatic generation of a help topic for a captured window.
  • The possibility to add and edit annotations manually.
  • The ability to capture the mouse cursor.
  • Fully customisable style of the annotations.


Use Custom JavaScripts & CSS Styles

  • Use custom JavaScripts and CSS styles in HTML Help (CHM) and Web Help.
  • Edit HTML attributes of any page elements in a help topic.
  • Insert custom HTML code into a help topic.
  • Use any popular framework such as jQuery in your HTML documentation.
  • Apply any special formatting supported by web browsers.


Full-featured Help Authoring Tool

  • Multiple output formats from a single source: HTML Help (CHM), Web Help, Printed Manual, Adobe PDF, and MS Word.
  • The ability to import HTML, CHM, HHP (with CSS support), and MS Word files (including documents with Table of Contents).
  • Full-featured word processor: dynamic styles, spell checker for different languages, and Unicode support.
  • Most powerful Conditional Compilation capabilities based on build tags.
  • Topic templates to customise the appearance of your help file or document.
  • Optimised for working with large help projects and usage of minimal system resources.
  • And more...

HelpSmith Editions

Features Professional Standard
Create HTML Help (CHM)
Create Web Help
Create Printed Manuals
Create Adobe PDF Documents
Create Microsoft Word Documents
Create ePub eBooks
Banner Free Output Formats
Visual Word Processor with Spell Checker
Dynamic Styles
Import Content from CHM, DOC, DOCX, RTF, HTML, HHP, TXT
Topic Templates
User Editable Variables
Themes for Web Help Customization
Media Repository Tool to Manage Images and Videos
Build Tags and Conditional Compilation
Project Merge Tool
Header File Creation for C#, VB.NET, Delphi, C++, VB/VBA
Use Custom JavaScripts and CSS Styles in Your HTML Documentation
Customize HTML Templates Used by Output Formats
Full-featured Screenshot Tool
Create and Edit Annotations for Screenshots
Automatic Creation of Annotations for Captured Dialog Boxes



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Auckland 1142, New Zealand
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