HelpSmith allows you to export your help project into the browser-based Web Help format. Web Help enables the ability to publish your help system on your Internet web server or make it accessible via a Local Area Network.
To export your help project to the Web Help format
1.On the Project menu, click Compile (or press F9).
2.At the dialog-box, select Web Help as the output help format.
3.Select build tags, and other compilation options that will be used with the given compilation.
You can compile a Web Help system by using the Project|Compile|Create Web Help menu command or by pressing Shift+Ctrl+W. This command skips the step of selecting compilation options and automatically applies options that were selected previously (or default options) for this output help format.
HelpSmith will put the Web Help files into a sub-folder in the same directory as your help project file if a different directory is not defined. If the help project has never been saved, the Web Help folder will be saved in the Windows' "My Documents" directory.
Accessing a Web Help system
The Web Help folder mentioned above stores all the help system's files that can be uploaded to your web server or put into a shared folder of your local area network in case when you wish to make the help system accessible to other people.
A Web Help system can be opened with any browser program such as Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Opera, Apple Safari, Google Chrome, etc.
Providing Context-Sensitive Help
A Web Help system created with HelpSmith allows you to easily provide Context-Sensitive Help for your application. Please refer to this topic for more information on how to integrate a Web Help system with a website or application.
Customizing Web Help
1.On the Project menu, click the Options command.
2.Select Web Help on the left sidebar.
3.Set the preferred settings, and then click OK.
The following topics describe different categories of the web help-related options.
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