Latest Posts and News
HelpSmith 9.3 Released. Full-featured Code Blocks with Syntax Highlighting, the Ability to Change the Style of Multiple Horizontal Lines, Improved HTML Export, and More!
January 18, 2022
We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.3 (which you can download from our website) that adds support for full-featured code blocks (with the ability to edit program code directly in the topic editor, and various customization options), allows you to update the style of multiple horizontal lines in your help project, improves […]Read More
HelpSmith 9.2 Released. The Ability to Add Annotations to Favorites, Presets for Various Annotation Kinds, New Options for the Command-Line Interface, and More!
October 17, 2021
We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.2 (which you can download from our website) that includes enhancements to the built-in Image Tool which now allows you to add annotations to Favorites, provides ready-to-use presets for different annotation kinds (e.g. rectangles, balloons, arrows, etc.), improvements to the XML Source Editor, new options for […]Read More
HelpSmith 9.1 Released. Synchronize Translated Projects, Import Styles from Another Help Project, Preview Customized Web Help Appearance, and More!
August 4, 2021
We are pleased to announce the release of HelpSmith 9.1 (which you can download from our website) that adds a synchronization tool for translated projects, includes the ability to import styles from another help project, provides advanced options for importing content with styles, adds a theme preview for easier Web Help customization, the ability to […]Read More
Create Screenshots with Various Annotations Easily
- Built-in Image Tool to capture and insert screenshots.
- Various annotations for images: rectangles, ellipses, arrows, balloons, lines, text labels, control annotations for UI elements, and other objects.
- Hotspots to create clickable areas on an image to link to a topic, or to an external URL address.
- Crop Tool to modify a captured screenshot by removing unwanted parts of the image.
- The ability to capture the mouse cursor.
- Flexible settings to customize the appearance of annotations.
Create Help for Dialogs Automatically
- Control annotations for user interface elements on a captured screenshot.
- Automatic generation of the topic where you can provide a detailed description for controls.
- The ability to recognize controls on a captured window.
- Customizable style schemes for control annotations.
Create a Responsive Web Help System
- Responsive layout compatible with desktop computers and mobile devices.
- Fully customizable Header, Footer and Mobile Header areas.
- Easy integration with Google Analytics.
- Automatic Google XML Sitemap generation.
- Support for Facebook and Disqus comments.
- Built-in web server for testing a generated Web Help system on a local computer.
- Easy integration with a website or application.
- Ready-to-use design themes.
Create a Responsive Web Help System
Full-featured Help Authoring Tool
- Multiple output formats from a single source: HTML Help (CHM), Web Help, Printed Manual, Adobe PDF, MS Word, and ePub eBook.
- The ability to import HTML, CHM, HHP (with CSS support), and MS Word files (including documents with Table of Contents).
- Full-featured word processor: dynamic styles, spell checker for different languages, and Unicode support.
- Most powerful Conditional Compilation capabilities based on build tags.
- Topic templates to customize the appearance of your help file or document.
- Optimized for working with large help projects and usage of minimal system resources.
- And more...
“Simple and reliable”
“Its easy to get along with HelpSmith - even new users can get up to speed intuitively to produce content. We have used the product for years for our product help documentation and will continue to do so.”
“Helpsmith is full-featured and very reasonably priced”
“The program has more features than I would possibly expect at this price point and gets more every release. Very good quality also.”
“Helpsmith is a great tool for creating help systems”
“Organization is easy to achieve and maintaining consistent formatted information is super easy. Gone are the days of manual help system creation using the original Microsoft tool. Other tools do not have the suite of tools/methods contained in HelpSmith. Templates are helpful.”
“Easy to Use”
“I really like the flexibility of HelpSmith. It allows me to build my help menu the way I want it, and the multiple templates make it easy to keep consistency and professionalism throughout.”