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HelpSmith 8.4 Released. Improved PDF Quality, The Ability to Find Images and Styles, Text Variables for Specific Topics, Custom Code for the HEAD Section, and Numerous User Interface Enhancements

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 8.4 (which you can download from our website) that improves the quality of the generated PDF documents, makes it easier for you to find where a specific media file or style is used in the help project, allows you to define and override text variables for […]

HelpSmith 8.3 Released. The Ability to Select the Clipboard Format, Better Support for Transparent Images, Improvements to the Import Feature, and Other Enhancements

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 8.3 (which you can download from our website) that allows you to select the clipboard format when pasting text from another application, copy and paste transparent images, provides the possibility to quickly view the summary information of your help project, includes improvements to the Import feature, […]

How to Use Images and Videos in Your Help Project

Working on a help file or manual in HelpSmith (which you can download from our website), you can easily add images, capture screenshots, add various annotations, insert videos, and other visual elements that allow you to complement the texts of your documentation, and efficiently convey a specific topic to the end-users. However, as a user […]

HelpSmith is a Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice Award Winner!

This year HelpSmith has been honored to have received the Visual Studio Magazine Reader’s Choice Award. The winners of the 26th annual Reader’s Choice Awards were chosen by the readers of Visual Studio Magazine who voted on tools, products, and services which help developers work with Visual Studio IDE, and accomplish other tasks related to […]

HelpSmith 8.2 Released. The Ability to Find and Remove Unused Media Files, Improvements to the Import Feature, and Other Enhancements

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 8.2 (which you can download from our website) that adds the ability to find and remove unused image and video files stored in the Media Repository of your help project, includes improvements to the Import functionality, provides support for the high-contrast theme, and other enhancements. Find […]

HelpSmith 8.1 Released. Image Tool with Undo/Redo and Clipboard Commands, Better Support for High DPI Displays, and Other Enhancements

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 8.1 (which you can download from our website) that adds support for the Undo/Redo and Clipboard commands to the built-in Image Tool, includes an easy way to start a new help project with the desired Title and Language settings, and also with the option to create […]

How to Create a Custom Header for Your Web Help System

Web Help is the primary format that is used by many HelpSmith users to create and publish online documentation on a website. While Web Help provides all the features of a complete help system including the Table of Contents, keyword Index, full-text Search capability, and the possibility to provide Context-Sensitive Help, you might ask how […]

HelpSmith 8.0 Released. Redesigned Image Tool with Various Annotations, Support for Hotspots, and Other Enhancements

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 8.0 (which you can download from our website) that provides a redesigned Image Tool allowing you to create screenshots with various annotations, such as rectangles, balloons, arrows, lines, text labels, and also control annotations for UI elements. In addition, the new HelpSmith version provides support for […]

HelpSmith 7.4 Released. Use Syntax Highlighter to Format Code in Multiple Programming Languages

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 7.4 (which you can download from our website) that adds a syntax highlighter feature allowing you to write and format program code according with the style schemes for various programming languages. Writing Documentation with Program Code HelpSmith 7.4 allows you to create help files and documentation […]

HelpSmith 7.3 Released. High DPI Support, Zoom Feature, Improved Import from MS Word, Generation of Native .DOCX Files, and More

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 7.3 (which you can download from our website) that provides support for High DPI displays, adds the Zoom feature to the built-in Word Processor and Image Tool, the ability to import and split MS Word documents into topics automatically, the possibility to generate native .DOCX files, […]