Overview of Helpinator features.
CHM (Microsoft HTML Help) is the most popular help file format today.
PDF is the most popular format for user manuals.
WebHelp allows you to publish product's documentation to a website. Has tree of topics, keywords list and search.
EPUB and MOBI are popular ebook formats for pocket readers.
QtHelp is Qt framework native help system.
JavaHelp is Java native help system.
OracleHelp is Oracle own help system with versions for Java and Web.
Publish online documentation to WordPress, each topics becomes a page, with hierarchy.
Classic WYSIWYG editor with common set of features - fonts, lists, tables, etc.
Create and apply named text and paragraph styles for consistent formatting.
Text snippets are named blocks of text that you can reuse in different topics.
HTML templates are for HTML-based output formats like CHM, WebHelp, QtHelp, JavaHelp, OracleHelp, EPUB and MOBI.
RTF templates are just RTF files and are used for PDF/RTF/Printed Manuals output.
Template Builder allows to create HTML templates visually.
Image library allows to manage and update project images very quickly.
Built-in screenshot capture tool allows to capture screenshots and store them directly into the library, optionally creating topics.
Easily add annotations and callout using built-in editor.
Cloned images allow to create a bunch of copies and then update them all at once.
Built-in tutorial maker allows to create step-by-step guides and embed them into topics.
Glossary stores alphabetical list of terms and allows to link to them from topics.
Code snippets are named and highlighted portions of code that you can embed into topics.
Store information that changes frequently (like version number) in variables. Also variables control conditional compilation.
Allows to check spelling in entire project.
You can enable project checkup before compilation to check for empty topics, missing images and etc.
Reports allow to print crucial project information.
You can assign tasks to topics and control their progress.
Helpinator stores all languages in one project file, sharing topic structure and IDs across all languages.
XML Import/Export allows to interact with translation services.
Language strings allow to translate texts in templates without altering templates.
Conditional Compilation allows to change topic structure and content depending on variable values.
Command line tool allows to compile help files and docs from command line or batch files.
Helpinator has VCS-friendly storage, no need to check-in entire project each time.