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How to insert video from YouTube into a help file

If you need to insert a video clip from YouTube into your help system, you can use the HelpSmith’s possibility to insert custom HTML code in order to accomplish that task. First, you need to get the HTML code of the video from YouTube: Open your video clip on YouTube website. Right-click on the video […]

The new media repository in HelpSmith 5

With the release of HelpSmith 5, we introduced an improved approach to managing images and video files in a help project. In this post we would like to review the key benefits of a single media repository and to talk about the new possibilities that we implemented. What is media repository? HelpSmith automatically copies all […]

Video: How to create a PDF document with HelpSmith

In this video we would like to demonstrate how you can use HelpSmith to create a PDF document. In fact, the process of creating a PDF file is very similar to creating a help file: you should add topics, write content, add also link topics with some keywords to provide the Index page. Thanks to […]

Creating a Web Help system with HelpSmith

This 3-minute video demonstrates the process of creating a Web Help system with HelpSmith. If you need to create a help system that can be published on your web server or in your local area network, you can see that it is quite easy with HelpSmith – all you need to do is to add […]

How to Integrate HTML Help (CHM) Files with Your .NET Application

We have published a new article explaining how you can use HTML Help files with your .NET application. Although, .NET already includes support for HTML Help, we often receive questions from C# and VB.NET developers asking how to do this. You will also find a simple utility module with some additional functionality making it easier […]

Create Adobe PDF and Word RTF Documents

“As a topic-based help authoring tool with great features such as dynamic styles, HelpSmith is also useful in creation of Adobe PDF (Portable Document Format) documents or Microsoft Word RTF documents…” From a new article on the HelpSmith’s website, explaining how you can use your help authoring tool to supply documentation in Adobe PDF and/or […]

Dynamic Styles

One of the most frequently requested features is the system of dynamic styles and we actually understand how such a tool can simplify working with fonts, paragraph settings, and with bulleted or numbered lists as well. Moreover, having a full-featured style system, it takes only minutes to reformat the entire help project without the necessity […]