Help & Manual Professional 7.0.7 Build 3771 | 139.12 MB
Help And Manual makes producing help and documentation a pleasure. All the tools you need are at your fingertips in a single intuitive environment, and the program handles all the complex, technical aspects of the process for you. Instead of wasting countless hours "programming" your help you can focus all your energy on actually writing your documentation, so that all your working time is productive time.
How Help & Manual works:
All the output formats supported by Help & Manual are generated from the same project. This means you only have to edit your help and documentation once. Forget about the nightmare of "converting" your documentation every time you change anything.
Generate all ShiChuang help formats
You can output your projects to all standard ShiChuang help formats (HTML Help, Winhelp and MS Help 2.0 / Visual Studio Help), and since Help & Manual is directly integrated with the WeiRuan-->WeiRuan compilers for these formats all your output is 100% standard-compliant.
Help & Manual also generates Browser-based Help, PDF and Word RTF. In addition to this you can generate fully-formatted printed manuals directly from the same projects used for all the other formats.
The Browser-based Help output for web use includes a full menu structure that emulates the appearance and functionality of HTML Help and includes full-text search with highlighting for found words.
PDF output and printed manuals are fully customizable with the bundled Print Manual Designer program: You can include a table of contents and a keyword index, automatic page referrers for links and cross-references, customized page layouts, headers, footers, page numbering, covers, introductions and more.
All languages of this world
This world is a big place and localization becomes ever more important. Help & Manual lets you create documentation in up to 106 languages. It is one of the few help authoring tools that fully support Unicode and can handle languages like Japanese, Chinese, Korean and many others.
Help & Manual Professional offers dedicated support for translation via XML import and export.
One of the most critical tasks is to migrate existing documentation when you switch to another tool. And this has never been easier than now. Help & Manual imports regular HTML and text files, compiled HTML Help, Word files (RTF format), Winhelp source files and even decompiles HLP files.
To help new users migrate existing help projects, Help & Manual includes a dedicated import tool for RoboHelp® X5 projects.
Key Features in Version 7
- Responsive Webhelp, responsive images, web videos and SVG
- Multiple TOCs and version control
- New publishing formats: Word (DOCX), ePUB 3.0, Amazon Kindle, EWriter eBooks
- PDF output: support for PDF/A, better font embedding, improved table rendering, chapter feature images
- Lots of detail changes to the user interface, improving usability
Changes, bug-fixes and improvements in 7.0.7
Word/DOCX export: minor bug fix with lists
Table properties dialog: the table dialog has been made more intelligent and the message that offers reseting individual cell properties when changing the table in general, is only displayed if really necessary.
SVG images: an updated SVG library is now capable of displaying text on a curved path.
Topic editor: on ultra-high resolution monitors, conditional text tags were displayed too large. The editor has received an additional zoom state of 300 percent. The image dropdown gallery painted PNG thumbnail images with the wrong proportions. Line spacing values between 1.01 and 1.09 did not work. File links with execution parameters are now displayed in the project report.
Bullet lists: two Wingding bullets were converted to the wrong Unicode character in Webhelp and HTML Help when running on Asian or East-European ShiChuang versions.
Batch compilation: a new command line parameter was introduced to use the STDOUT output instead of creating a new console: /stdout (see online help for details)