Version 3.9: JavaHelp

From version 3.9 Helpinator supports JavaHelp output format. JavaHelp is a native file format (html and xml files packed as JAR file) and a set of tools that allow you to use JavaHelp in desktop and web applications written using Java.

You can learn more about this format from it’s webpage:

http://javahelp.java.net/

 

To compile JavaHelp you will need the following prerequisites

1. Java SE Development Kit

http://www.oracle.com/technetwork/java/javase/downloads/index.html

2. JavaHelp SDK

http://javahelp.java.net/

 

Install both then update Helpinator options (Main Menu->Tools-Options)

 

enoptionsjavahelpcompiler

 

Then you can compile JavaHelp with a single mouse click:

maintop

 

Compiled JavaHelp help file looks like this:

Contents:

en-javahelp

 

Index:

en-javahelp1

 

Search:

en-javahelp2

 

Note that JavaHelp has outdated HTML viewer so only a subset of modern HTML features is supported. Therefore it requires it’s own HTML templates, templates for CHM/WebHelp/QtHelp are not compatible with this format.

 

To allow you to view resulting JavaHelp file Helpinator also compiles several supplementary files from JavaHelp SDK into the target folder.

 

testjavahelp