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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 on your web server or put into a shared folder of your local network. This makes it possible for other people to access the help system via a regular browser program like Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari, and so on.

A Web Help system generated with HelpSmith includes a table of contents and a keyword index, making such a help system as easily navigated as a regular HTML Help (.CHM) file in a desktop application.

With HelpSmith, you can also modify the default Web Help layout by applying custom fonts, colors, text labels, and other settings according to your own needs.

As usually, we tried to make all the process of creating a help system the easiest possible way. So all you need to do to export your help project into Web Help is just to click the “Create Web Help” command on the project menu or the appropriate button on the toolbar.

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