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Importing Help Files and Documents

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HelpSmith allows you to import help files and documents created with other applications.

 

To access the import feature, on the File tab, click Import.

 

Please note that HelpSmith imports files by adding new help topics into the current help project. If you need to import files into a new help project, you should close the current help project first. To do so: on the File tab, click Close.

 

File Types Supported with the Import Feature


You can import files of the following types:

Microsoft Word documents (*.doc, *docx);

Rich Text Format documents (*.rtf);

HTML files (*.htm; *.html);

Compiled HTML Help files (*.chm);

Text files (*.txt);

Microsoft HTML Help Workshop (*.HHP) projects.

 

Import One or Multiple Files


You can import one or multiple files of the supported file types:

1.On the File tab, click Import.

2.Click the Import Files button.

3.In the Import Files dialog, find and select the files that you want to import.

4.Click Open.

 

Remark: To select more than one file in the list, click on the files while holding down the Ctrl key.

 

For more details on this feature, you can visit this topic.

 

Import an Entire Folder with Files


Also, you can import an entire folder that can contain sub-folders and files of the supported file types:

1.On the File tab, click Import.

2.Click the Import Folder button.

3.In the Select Folder box, specify the folder that you want to import.

4.If necessary, check or uncheck the files that should be imported.

5.Click OK.

 

For more details on this feature, you can visit this topic.

 

Split an Imported Document into Multiple Topics


HelpSmith allows you to import a Word document (*.DOC, *.DOCX, *.RTF) and restore the document's structure in HelpSmith by splitting the document into multiple topics. Currently it is possible to split a document by Table of Contents, or by specifying the font size values of the headings for different outline levels.

 

For more details on this feature, you can visit this topic.

 

Import MS HTML Help Workshop (*.HHP) Project Files


HelpSmith allows you to import existing HHP projects created with MS HTML Help Workshop:

1.On the File tab, click Import.

2.Click the Import HHP file button.

3.In the file dialog, find and select the HHP project file that you want to import.

4.Click Open.

 

For more details on this feature, you can visit this topic.

 

Related Topics


Importing One or Multiple Files

Importing a Folder with Files

Importing MS HTML Help Workshop Projects

Splitting an Imported Document into Multiple Topics



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