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HelpSmith 9.9.1 Released. The Ability to Set Numbering Values for Individual Paragraphs, Improved Import of Numbered Lists from MS Word Documents, an Easy Way to Define Alternate Text for Images, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.9.1 (which you can download from our website) that adds the ability to set the desired numbering values for individual paragraphs, provides better import of numbered lists from MS Word, HTML and other document formats, allows you to define alternate text for images quickly, and includes […]

Defining Numbered Values for Individual Paragraphs

HelpSmith 9.9 Released. The Ability to Import Content from HTML Files by Using CSS Selectors, Apply Styles of the Current Help Project, and Other Options For Easier Import

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.9 (which you can download from our website) that adds the ability to import content from HTML files by using CSS selectors, replace styles of the imported content with the styles of the current help project, group imported images by the appropriate topics, and other useful […]

Using CSS Selectors to Extract Content from HTML Files

How to Use the Markdown Format to Import Existing Documentation Created with Other Tools

In HelpSmith, you can use the Import feature (File|Import) to import content stored in various formats (including Word documents, .HTML files, compiled .CHM files, etc.), which can be used to import documentation created with other help authoring tools. However, when you import content that was created with another application, it often requires additional editing, which […]

Topic Imported from a Markdown File

HelpSmith 9.8 Released. The Ability to Generate Markdown Documentation from Your Help Projects, Improvements to the Import Feature, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.8 (which you can download from our website) that now allows you to generate documentation in the Markdown format, includes improvements to the Markdown and Word import features, and other enhancements. Generate Markdown Documentation from Your Help Project The Markdown format allows technical writers to use […]

Compiling a Help Project to the Markdown Format

HelpSmith 9.7 Released. Import Markdown Files, Paste Markdown Content from the Clipboard, Generate Topic IDs Automatically, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.7 (which you can download from our website) that now allows you to import Markdown (.md) files, paste content in the Markdown format into topics from the Clipboard, generate topic IDs automatically, and also includes other enhancements. Import Content from Markdown Files with HelpSmith Today many […]

Importing Markdown Files with HelpSmith

HelpSmith 9.6 Released. Insert QR and Barcodes, Easily Paste Content from Web Browsers, Set Positions of Titles for Control Annotations Manually, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.6 (which you can download from our website) that allows you to insert customizable QR and barcodes, adds the ability to copy and paste content with images from a web browser, allows you to set the desired Title position for control annotations in the Image Tool, […]

QR Code Inserted into a Help Topic

HelpSmith 9.5 Released. New 64-bit Architecture, Support for .SVG Images, Improved Hyperlink Dialog, Links to Remote Topics in HTML Help Files, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.5 (which you can download from our website) that is now available as a 64-bit application, adds support for the Scalable Vector Graphics (.SVG) format, allows you to insert hyperlinks to remote topics in external .CHM files, includes a redesigned Hyperlink properties dialog, and other enhancements. […]

Redesigned Hyperlink Dialog with Embedded Topic Browser

HelpSmith 9.4 Released. The Ability to Generate Related Links Blocks, Enhancements to the XML Source Editor, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.4 (which you can download from our website) that adds a new Related Links feature allowing you to generate various lists of hyperlinks to associated topics, or to external web pages and documents. Also, the new HelpSmith update includes the Zoom feature and word-wrap option for […]

Inserting Related Links into a Template

HelpSmith 9.3 Released. Full-featured Code Blocks with Syntax Highlighting, the Ability to Change the Style of Multiple Horizontal Lines, Improved HTML Export, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.3 (which you can download from our website) that adds support for full-featured code blocks (with the ability to edit program code directly in the topic editor, and various customization options), allows you to update the style of multiple horizontal lines in your help project, improves […]

Editing Code with Syntax Highlighting

HelpSmith 9.2 Released. The Ability to Add Annotations to Favorites, Presets for Various Annotation Kinds, New Options for the Command-Line Interface, and More!

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.2 (which you can download from our website) that includes enhancements to the built-in Image Tool which now allows you to add annotations to Favorites, provides ready-to-use presets for different annotation kinds (e.g. rectangles, balloons, arrows, etc.), improvements to the XML Source Editor, new options for […]

Adding Annotations to Favorites