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The new appearance for our Web Help system

As you may know, HelpSmith provides flexible possibilities to customize the appearance of a Web Help system allowing you to select one of the ready-to-use style schemes or to create your own style manually. As an example, we have created a new appearance for our own Web Help system, so it now fits to the […]

A New Website and Summer Discounts!

We have just launched a new website for HelpSmith that demonstrates the main possibilities of our help authoring tool. You can view screenshots of the product, download an evaluation copy, or contact us with any questions or suggestions by submitting a support ticket. Also, currently we have a special offer: you can purchase a full-featured […]

Testimonial Page Updated

We are glad that HelpSmith receives positive rates and feedback from our existing customers and from people who are yet in the process of evaluating different help authoring tools for their tasks. We constantly collect such testimonials while communicating with HelpSmith users and publish them, with a permission from their authors,  on our website from […]

Better UX through Better UA

The Conference for User Assistance Memphis * March 11-14 The focus of the Conference for Software User Assistance is on developing the best possible user experience for all types of software applications through well-designed interfaces and helpful and accessible support information. Featuring 35 of the top experts in the user assistance field. All the details […]

HelpSmith Updates, Tech Support, and Windows 7

Latest version updates of HelpSmith, which introduced new features and fixes to some minor issues, have actually made the product one of the most quality help authoring tools available on the market today. And this is confirmed mainly by the feedback we get from HelpSmith users everyday. We are nevertheless working hard on making the […]

HelpSmith Reviewed

Tab Hockamier has written a review of HelpSmith on his blog “Coding Tools, Reviews, and Solutions”. “Providing Help for desktop applications has been the bane of my development existence for years. I have tried building the html help files in web editors and then hooking the content in the Microsoft Html Help Workshop: what fun…” […]

Current Plans: Non-Scrolling Area

Another feature we are now working on is support for the non-scrolling area. The non-scrolling area is a view mode which is supported by HTML Help. It usually includes the topic title and any other quick information or links which are not scrolled together with the topic body. This is really useful for electronic help […]

Current Plans: Templates and Variables

With the release of HelpSmith 2.x we continue to receive positive feedback on the product from our customers and are currently working on the implementation of new features. The next significant enhancements will be support for Templates and Variables. With Templates, you will be able to create and change the layout of all or a […]

HelpSmith Future Plans

Since the initial release with a single help format supported, HelpSmith has become a multi-format help authoring tool with support of HTML Help (.CHM), Printed Manuals, and Web Help that can be generated from the same source help project. In our plans for the future releases is to make HelpSmith more flexible by adding such […]

Introducing Web Help

Based on the feedback we receive from our users, we’re constantly working on improving HelpSmith. Thus, HelpSmith 1.5 released a while ago introduced support for a new help format, Web Help. Web Help (or browser-based Help) allows you to easily export your help projects into a set of .HTML files that can then be published […]