Creating self-help kiosk app with Helpinator and PhoneGap / Cordova

Disclaimer: since Helpinator is a Windows desktop app we will set up Windows 10 environment for this task. Helpinator allows to generate so called MobileHelp output. It is based on JQuery Mobile framework and by design was intended to provide online help capabilities for mobile apps, and since it is html/css/js-output it is cross-platform by […]

Helpinator + DITA Tutorial

DITA (stands for Darwin Information Typing Architecture) is a mature xml-based documentation authoring standard. You can read more about it on Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darwin_Information_Typing_Architecture and it’s website: http://docs.oasis-open.org/dita/v1.2/os/spec/DITA1.2-spec.html Helpinator allows to create DITA project from your project content with a single mouse click. This allows to use Helpinator for writing new technical content in any documentation […]

Recommended Reading

1. Helpinator Productivity Tools For Technical Writers Part 1 Productivity Tools For Technical Writers Part 2 Productivity Tools For Technical Writers Part 3 Productivity Tools For Technical Writers Part 4 Refactoring Documentation 2. WordPress WordPress for Online Documentation: How To Use Helpinator plugin and documentation themes WordPress for Context-Sensitive Help Troubleshooting WordPress 3. Knowledge Base […]

How to use “REimport” feature

Version 3.11.4 introduces new feature called “REimport”. What is it for? Let’s consider this scenario  – you start your help project by importing html/rtf/txt files that you already have as documentation, do some alterations, formatting, screenshots, etc and all over sudden source documents change and you have two options – copy/paste them manually or import […]

How to use “Batch Compile” to create different versions of your documentation

“Batch compile” feature not only allows you to compile all supported help and documentation formats using only a couple of clicks. It also allows you to compile different versions of documentation based on preset and conditional compilation described in this post: http://www.helpinator.com/blog/2013/06/20/how-to-create-different-versions-of-documentation-from-the-same-source/ In this post we’ll use “Conditional Output” sample project from the set of […]

How to create different versions of documentation from the same source

OK, Helpinator is a multi-format single source help authoring tool, e.g. you can create help files and documentation in different formats from the same source. But what if you need different versions of content? Say, your app has two edition: Pro and Lite with different sets of features and you need to create CHM help […]

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 […]