An application to create and modify help files (.HLP)
The first time you create a new project you just have to follow a simple wizard that asks you to provide the project name and choose the custom table of contents. You can thus decide to use both headings and sub-headings, it all depends on you and the app that's going to include the help file.
By default, it creates multiple chapters, such as 'Introduction', 'Contact us', 'About', 'Awards', 'FAQ' and 'How to buy', so you can leave things the way they are and only write down your text.
The editing process is easy as pie because you don't have to do more except to select the chapter you wish to edit and input the text. In addition, you can also insert photos, draw tables, place links and use all the other goodies you usually find in a word processor.
Formatting can be easily changed from a dedicated menu, so you don't have to worry that you'll get a huge block of text with no paragraphs or different text styles.
Once you're done with the help file, HelpMaker can either save it or export as PDF, HTML or RTF, giving you the power to easily integrate in into your recently-developed application.
The good thing about HelpMaker must be the number of features, as this software includes basically all you'll ever need to create a comprehensive help manual to aid your users while playing with your downloadable tools.
So all in all, this utility is one of the best, if not best, help file creators. It has everything you'll need and is so easy to use that less experienced users can use it with minimal efforts.
Reviewed by Bogdan Popa, last updated on December 13th, 2012
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What's New in version 7.3.10
- Fixed strange font issue when using Arial.
- Fixed invalid CSHelp.text loading when more than >1024 characters.
- Importing from *.sh5 where the Hyperlink was truncated was fixed.
Application descriptionHelpMaker is a software program that allows you to create help files without an expensive word-processor and without h...