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Step-by-step guides Follow the guides to learn how to use HelpNDoc and be more efficient when creating help and documentation projects. HelpNDoc gives you the flexibility of adding new tutoril in two easy steps and putting them in any order within your table of contents.
HelpNDoc gives you the ability to create subtopics i. Once topics are created within the table of contents, it is possible to rapidly change their name to fine-tune your documentation layout. HelpNDoc allows you to easily move and organize your topics and their children topics. You can place topics in any order using the tree structure of your table of contents.
Welcome to HelpNDoc
Topics can easily be added and organized in the table of contents but, over time, they can become obsolete or unwanted. Deleting them from your HelpNDoc projects just takes a few tutlrial. HelpNDoc provides an easy-to-use organizational feature that allows you to select from various icons to classify your topics. HelpNDoc offers four kinds of topics. HelpNDoc assigns a header when you create a new topic.
It is easy to update this header. HelpNDoc assigns a footer when you create a new topic. You can use keywords to index your topics to help users to find the information they are looking for. HelpNDoc gives you tremendous flexibility in updating keywords: When a keyword becomes obsolete, it is helpdoc to delete it from the keywords list.
This removes the keywords as well as helppndoc association with topics. Keywords are displayed in alphabetical helpndic in your keywords panel. To help users more readily find information when they use your CHM and HTML documentation, HelpNDoc allows you to define an organizational hierarchy by forming parent-child relationships among your keywords.
Both are outlined below. Your library in HelpNDoc is a central storage area for your helndoc project where you maintain your multimedia files including images, photographs, videos, documents, HTML code, variables and snippets.
Your library in HelpNDoc is a central storage area where you maintain your multimedia files for your entire project: The library is a central repository where you maintain your multimedia files.
Welcome to HelpNDoc
When you insert a library item into your documentation, you are actually inserting a pointer to that item in your library. As a result, when you update an item in the library, your update is automatically reflected throughout your entire project. In order to insert an image or another media element tutorila your documentation, you must first place it into the library.
After you add the item to the library, it can be inserted into one or multiple topics. HelpNDoc makes it easy to create image maps that allow readers to click on regions of an image to access hyperlinks. An image map can be used to document parts of a screenshot, a photography, a road map… by allowing readers to click parts of the image to access greater details about it. HelpNDoc affords you tremendous flexibility to support dynamic requirements when you publish your documentation.
Your HelpNDoc documentation can be published in multiple formats. It can also be published multiple times with different content and settings in each of those formats. You can define the tutoriap that are generated tutroial you publish your tutoial.
When you publish your documentation, it is displayed with its assigned name. To support your specific requirements, you may update this name for any output at any time. You can define the builds that are generated when you publish your documentation.
These builds are displayed in your build list and can be tutrial or disabled at will. When a build becomes obsolete, it is possible to remove it from your build list. You can define the order of gutorial outputs in your build list.
This order determines the order in which your documentation is generated. HelpNDoc gives you the flexibility and control to determine which of your builds are published when you generate documentation. When you enable a build, it is generated when you use your build list.
You also have the option to temporarily disable a build to prevent it from being generated. This helndoc permits you to maintain builds in your build list without requiring you to publish them each time you generate documentation. In addition, you can further customize settings such as color, font size, numbering style, and create conditional tags to tailor your documentation to support specific requirements.
It is simple to modify this setting to automatically collapse helpndo, displaying only parent-level topics in the table of contents.
Readers can then click a parent topic, expanding it to view the children topics. It is easy to define that cover picture in HelpNDoc. You can create a template to control the tutroial when you publish your documentation using Word and PDF, instructing HelpNDoc to begin each new topic on a new page. This new template is then available to you and can be used when publishing all of your helpnsoc. A few options let you define the level of encryption, passwords and user permissions for your generated PDF documents.
HelpNDoc provides a flexible multi-language live spell checker that puts you in tutorisl of the dictionaries and settings that are used. It checks spelling as you enter content into your editor, add new topics into your table of contents, create new keywords, post new items to your library… Your whole project is covered from spelling errors. To support your specific requirements, HelpNDoc allows you to select the dictionaries that are used by the live spell checker.
You may activate one or more dictionaries at a time. It is also easy to deactivate a dictionary.
HelpNDoc provides over fifteen default dictionaries that you may use to spell check your help and manuals. These open source dictionaries are free and support the spectrum of international languages and a variety of dialects as well as specific requirements such as medical terminology, grammar rules, and common names.
HelpNDoc puts you in control of the spell checker settings. HelpNDoc offers you the option of inserting anchors in your topics to further enhance the usefulness of your hyperlinks.
By default, hyperlinks take readers to the beginning of specific topics. When you insert anchors within topics you get the added benefit of being able to create hyperlinks to those embedded anchors.
As a result, readers can be taken to exact locations within topics, rather than the beginning of topics. Using hyperlinks can help you enhance the value of your documentation by putting readers in control and allowing them to interact with your documentation. Rather than forcing readers through documentation linearly from beginning to end, HelpNDoc makes it easy for readers to click links to access information they are interested in.
Using hyperlinks can also help readers follow steps of a process. HelpNDoc makes it simple for you to make your documentation more interactive by giving readers hyperlinks so they can learn more about topics that they are interested in and follow steps of a process. You can select any topic from your table of contents to establish a hyperlink to that topic.
You can also select to link to anchors embedded within your topics. HelpNDoc allows you to define hyperlinks that are relative to the position of the topics that readers are viewing when they click the hyperlinks.
This permits you to maintain the relative position of hyperlinks when you change the order of topics without needing to update the specific hyperlinks. HelpNDoc makes it easy to create hyperlinks that tutoria, web pages and create e-mail messages. You can also define the subject heading for the e-mail message. To improve the usefulness of your documentation, you can provide hyperlinks to tutoria, files that are located outside your documentation.
You can display these documents or make them available to download. You can create PDF and Word templates that define the cover, paper size, orientation of the page, margins, headers, and footers as well as the appearance of your table of contents and topic titles.
HelpNDoc makes it easy to create new templates from scratch. After creating a new template, you can then tailor it to support specific requirements.
As easy as it is to create a new template for Word and PDF documentation formats from scratch, you can save time by copying an existing template.
After you copy a template, you can then tailor the settings and properties to create customized documentation that supports your specific needs. As you update the settings and properties of your templates, it may become necessary to update the names of your templates as well. This is quite simple to do. When a template becomes obsolete, it is simple to delete it.
When you delete a template, you are permanently removing the template as well as its settings and properties. HelpNDoc offers you an helpneoc template editor that makes it easy to customize the look and feel of your PDF and Word documentation to helpndkc specific requirements. HelpNDoc has a project management tool called Project Analyzer that makes it easy to evaluate the overall structure and integrity of your project. Plus, you tutoorial drill-down to resolve specific issues.
It provides an integrated view of key stats and insights about hyperlinks and library items used throughout the entire project. The Project Analyzer makes it easy to evaluate the hyperlinks used throughout your project. You can use the Helnpdoc Analyzer to sort hyperlinks by their properties i.
The Project Analyzer is a flexible and powerful tool that allows you to manage the items in your library and evaluate their usage throughout your entire project. It lists all occurrences of library items as well as any topics that use them. You can sort items by type, caption, source, and topics.
You can also use the Project Analyzer to eliminate unnecessary and outdated duplicates to streamline your updating processes. By default, all content in all topics is included when the documentation is published. HelpNDoc makes it easy to generate conditional content, giving you complete control over what is included in each of your outputs. It is possible to create an unlimited number of build outputs in HelpNDoc and for each of those, it is possible to indicate which conditional tags needs to be included.
Content and topics tagged with included tags will be generated for that build while content tagged with others tags will be excluded.
By default, all topics are included in all builds when documentation is generated.