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.
You can add, rename and delete snippets and also import them from the file.
Code editor looks like this:
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:
On compile time Helpinator will turn a snippet into corresponding format. Here how it looks like in CHM:
Version 3.6.3 adds new feature: “Image Tools”. It is under the “Tools” node in the project tree view.
For now it contains only one tool: “Move Images To The Library”. This tool allows you to move all embedded topic images to the image library, optionally converting them to the desired format (PNG recommended).
Later we will add more tools like “Resize images”, “Unclone” and more.
Helpinator’s Image Library allows you to add various shapes with text and arrows to your screenshots, making it easy to describe program UI. To enable it, first select image in the tree view, then select “Tools->Activate Shape Editor”. Then you should select style for the shapes, default is “Red and Yellow”, meaning red lines and arrows with yellow background. You can read more on how to create styles.
To add new shape:
1. Select it on the toolbar
2. Click anywhere on the image where you want to place it.