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Friday, June 22nd, 60% off on Helpinator Professional. Use coupon code JUNE2012. Only 10 licenses available.

Europe Anti-downturn Pricing

Helpinator launches campaign to support software developers from European countries that face serious problems these days. All summer long Helpinator Professional will cost only 30USD for the developers from Greece, Spain and Portugal. Contact sales@majormind.com for special coupon code.

Helpinator Copy Code Button

Q: Why there’s no “copy code” button for code snippets in CHM and WebHelp?

A: Incorporating “copy code” button requires some non-js code, Flash in particular, and that will make your CHM help files completely unusable because of security settings users may have. To copy a code snippet content from CHM file just double click it to select it entirely and click Ctrl+C.

Helpinator 3.7.4

Version 3.7.4:

  • Reworked screenshot capture, added optional mouse cursor capture, capture region and other improvements
  • Added WebHelp left sidebar styles
  • New CHM/WebHelp templates with synchronised UI styles for CHM and WebHelp
  • Bugfixes

 

Helpinator 3.7.2

Version 3.7.2:
– Added style selectors in the topic editor
– Added WebHelp companions – support for Google Analytics, Disqus and AddThis services. You can see example use in our WebHelp.
– Added styles for Step-by-Step Guides
– Now spellchecker language switches automatically when changing current project language.
– Bugfixes

Helpinator 3.7.1

Version 3.7.1:
– Added hyperlinks for shapes in image editor
– Added “Insert Image library” topic editor tool button
– Added “Insert Snippet” topic editor tool button and context menu item
– Added “Insert Code Snippet” topic editor tool button and context menu item
– Bugfixes

How to Use Code Snippets

Version 3.7 introduces new feature – “Code Snippets”. Essentially, “code snippet” is a formatted portion of code you use in your help file to show how to use your library, document API or something like that. Helpinator now has “Code snippets” manager, code editor with syntax highlighting and a new pseudo-tag to insert code snippets into editor.

Here’s how it looks like.

Code snippets manager. You can hide it from the tree and show again using the visibility control button on the left.

codesnippets

 

You can add, rename and delete snippets and also import them from the file.

 

Code editor looks like this:

codesnippet

 

It has cut/copy/paste/import from file toolbar buttons and syntax selector.

 

To insert code snippet into topic editor use “CODE” pseudo-tag like this:

editorcodesnippet

 

On compile time Helpinator will turn a snippet into corresponding format. Here how it looks like in CHM:

codesnippet-chm

 

And in PDF:

 

codesnippet-pdf