HelpSmith is an innovative help authoring tool allowing you to create CHM HTML Help files, Web Help, and Printed Manuals from the same source help project. The stand-alone and very easy-to-use environment includes a powerful Unicode word-processor with dynamic styles and live spell checker, advanced approach to working with graphical and video files, automatic correction system, and many other useful tools. HelpSmith provides you with an easy way to create help files and documentation from scratch and also enables importing help topics from Microsoft Word (.RTF), .HTML, and plain text files that can be written in different ANSI and Unicode character encodings. You can use HelpSmith to supply technical documentation for your software in multiple help formats including context-sensitive HTML Help files, a standard help format in Windows. HelpSmith supports all the features of HTML Help, allowing you to create the tree-type table of contents, keyword index, edit and create custom help windows, and so on. For experienced technical writers, HelpSmith has the Import ability, so you can import your existing help projects from the .HHP format (Microsoft HTML Help Workshop) or directly from compiled .CHM HTML Help files. The "What-You-See-Is-What-You-Get" principle makes working with HelpSmith as easy as working with regular office applications. And, actually, you do not have to learn any technical details to start writing professional help files and documentation with HelpSmith.
HelpSmith 2.0 - The Latest Versions History
HelpSmith 2.0 -> Aug 15, 2008 -> Major Update:
Now with dynamic styles and improved Web Help.
HelpSmith 1.5.2 -> May 1, 2008 -> Minor Update:
Added the ability to sort items of the table of contents.
Added the ability to export topic Context numbers for C , Delphi, Visual Basic.
HelpSmith 1.4 -> Mar 10, 2008 -> New Release:
Added support for HTML Help windows.
Added support for video files.
Improved HTML engine.
New features for working with the project's media repository.
Help project saving now works much faster.
Page numbers in the printed manual's index were not sorted.
HelpSmith 1.3 -> Jan 28, 2008 -> New Release:
New Printed Manual format added.
Output directory for the .CHM file did not work properly.
Minor bugs fixed.
HelpSmith 1.2 -> Jan 17, 2008 -> New Release:
Initial public release.
HelpSmith 1.0 -> Dec 10, 2007 -> New Release:
Initial public release.