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HelpSmith 3.4 Released. The Ability to Insert Custom HTML Code and Other New Features are Available

We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 3.4. The new version introduces the ability to insert custom HTML code into individual help topics and into topic templates. You can use this feature to insert video from YouTube, add Google Analytics tracking code to your Web Help system, and for many other similar purposes.

Now HelpSmith can automatically convert filenames used in WebHelp into lower case to prevent potential access issues on UNIX-based systems (that have a case-sensitive file system). Also, it can generate SEO friendly URLs, which are based on the topic textual Ids.

In addition, the new version allows you to compile help projects from the command line. This is useful when you want to automate the compilation of your help project, for example, along with creation of your software product builds.

What’s New in HelpSmith 3.4:

  • The ability to insert custom HTML code into help topics and topic templates.
  • Compilation from the command line is now supported.
  • New Web Help option: automatic conversion of file names into lower case (useful on UNIX based systems).
  • New Web Help option: SEO friendly URLs (automatically replaces all “_” characters in topic Ids with hyphen characters “-“).
  • The ability to reassign Context Ids for all of for a selected range of topics (menu command: Tools|Context Tool).
  • Fixed an issue with copying and pasting content containing PNG images.

You can download the latest HelpSmith version using this link.

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