Helpinator comes with command-line compiler chelpinator.exe that you can use in batch files.

It has the following parameters:

chelpinator.exe <format> <outputfileorfolder> [/v<variables.ini>] [/lang:LangID] <projectfile>

<format> (required) - specifies output format. Can have the following values:

- /chm - for CHM format

- /rtf - for RTF format

- /pdf - for PDF format

- /html - for browser-based html help.

<outputfileorfolder> (required) - specifies full output folder or file name. Filename is for CHM, PDF and RTF formats and folder is for HTML format.

/v<variables.ini> (optional) - you can override values of project variables using this switch. Create a file with variables you want to override in the form:


For example:


If the text after "/v" has no extension it is treated as variable preset name and the corresponding preset is selected.

/lang:LangID (optional) - one of project languages. Specify this parameter if you want to generate documentation for one of the languages in the project. LangID is required. You can find possible values in the following table:

LangID        Language

0436        Afrikaans

041c        Albanian

1401        Arabic (Algeria)

3c01        Arabic (Bahrain)

0c01        Arabic (Egypt)

0801        Arabic (Iraq)

2c01        Arabic (Jordan)

3401        Arabic (Kuwait)

3001        Arabic (Lebanon)

1001        Arabic (Libya)

1801        Arabic (Morocco)

2001        Arabic (Oman)

4001        Arabic (Qatar)

0401        Arabic (Saudi Arabia)

2801        Arabic (Syria)

1c01        Arabic (Tunisia)

3801        Arabic (U.A.E.)

2401        Arabic (Yemen)

042b        Armenian

082c        Azeri (Cyrillic)

042c        Azeri (Latin)

042d        Basque

0423        Belarusian

141a        Bosnian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

0402        Bulgarian

0403        Catalan

0c04        Chinese (Hong Kong S.A.R.)

1404        Chinese (Macau S.A.R.)

0804        Chinese (PRC)

1004        Chinese (Singapore)

0404        Chinese (Taiwan)

041a        Croatian

101a        Croatian (Bosnia and Herzegovina)

0405        Czech

0406        Danish

0465        Divehi

0813        Dutch (Belgium)

0413        Dutch (Netherlands)

0c09        English (Australia)

2809        English (Belize)

1009        English (Canada)

2409        English (Caribbean)

1809        English (Ireland)

2009        English (Jamaica)

1409        English (New Zealand)

3409        English (Philippines)

1c09        English (South Africa)

2c09        English (Trinidad)

0809        English (United Kingdom)

0409        English (United States)

3009        English (Zimbabwe)

0425        Estonian

042f        FYRO Macedonian

0438        Faeroese

0429        Farsi

040b        Finnish

080c        French (Belgium)

0c0c        French (Canada)

040c        French (France)

140c        French (Luxembourg)

180c        French (Monaco)

100c        French (Switzerland)

0456        Galician

0437        Georgian

0c07        German (Austria)

0407        German (Germany)

1407        German (Liechtenstein)

1007        German (Luxembourg)

0807        German (Switzerland)

0408        Greek

0447        Gujarati

040d        Hebrew

0439        Hindi

040e        Hungarian

040f        Icelandic

0421        Indonesian

0410        Italian (Italy)

0810        Italian (Switzerland)

0411        Japanese

044b        Kannada

043f        Kazakh

0457        Konkani

0412        Korean

0440        Kyrgyz (Cyrillic)

0426        Latvian

0427        Lithuanian

083e        Malay (Brunei Darussalam)

043e        Malay (Malaysia)

043a        Maltese

0481        Maori

044e        Marathi

0450        Mongolian (Cyrillic)

046c        Northern Sotho

0414        Norwegian (Bokmal)

0814        Norwegian (Nynorsk)

0415        Polish

0416        Portuguese (Brazil)

0816        Portuguese (Portugal)

0446        Punjabi

046b        Quechua (Bolivia)

086b        Quechua (Ecuador)

0c6b        Quechua (Peru)

0418        Romanian

0419        Russian

243B        Sami, Inari (Finland)

103b        Sami, Lule (Norway)

143b        Sami, Lule (Sweden)

0c3b        Sami, Northern (Finland)

043b        Sami, Northern (Norway)

083b        Sami, Northern (Sweden)

203b        Sami, Skolt (Finland)

183b        Sami, Southern (Norway)

1c3b        Sami, Southern (Sweden)

044f        Sanskrit

0c1a        Serbian (Cyrillic)

1c1a        Serbian (Cyrillic, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

081a        Serbian (Latin)

181a        Serbian (Latin, Bosnia and Herzegovina)

041b        Slovak

0424        Slovenian

2c0a        Spanish (Argentina)

400a        Spanish (Bolivia)

340a        Spanish (Chile)

240a        Spanish (Colombia)

140a        Spanish (Costa Rica)

1c0a        Spanish (Dominican Republic)

300a        Spanish (Ecuador)

440a        Spanish (El Salvador)

100a        Spanish (Guatemala)

480a        Spanish (Honduras)

0c0a        Spanish (International Sort)

080a        Spanish (Mexico)

4c0a        Spanish (Nicaragua)

180a        Spanish (Panama)

3c0a        Spanish (Paraguay)

280a        Spanish (Peru)

500a        Spanish (Puerto Rico)

040a        Spanish (Traditional Sort)

380a        Spanish (Uruguay)

200a        Spanish (Venezuela)

0441        Swahili

041d        Swedish

081d        Swedish (Finland)

045a        Syriac

0449        Tamil

0444        Tatar

044a        Telugu

041e        Thai

0432        Tswana

041f        Turkish

0422        Ukrainian

0420        Urdu

0843        Uzbek (Cyrillic)

0443        Uzbek (Latin)

042a        Vietnamese

0452        Welsh

0434        Xhosa

0435        Zulu

<projectfile> (required) - full path to the Helpinator project you are about to compile.


Suppose path to your project is C:\Project\Help\myproject.hgu.

You need to compile PDF help from it and place it into C:\PDF folder. You have variable preset "pro" and want to use it. You have several languages in the project and you want to use "English (United States)"

You can use the following command line to do that:

chelpinator.exe /pdf /vpro /lang:0409 C:\PDF\myproject.pdf C:\Project\Help\myproject.hgu