HelpSmith is an innovative help authoring tool for easy creation of HTML Help files, Web Help , PDF, and Printed Manuals from a single source. The reliable help authoring system provides a powerful MS Word-like unicode text editor with dynamic styles and live spell checker, advanced approach to working with graphical and video files, and many other useful tools.
Based on the original technologies HelpSmith, provides you with an easy way to create technical documentation from scratch and also allows you to import help topics from Microsoft Word (.RTF), .HTML, and plain text files that can be written in multiple ANSI and Unicode encodings.
You can use HelpSmith to provide technical documentation for your own application in different formats one of which is context-sensitive CHM files, a standard help format for program’s Help in Windows. HelpSmith has complete support for all the features of CHM Help, so you can build the hierarchical table of contents, keyword index, also you can create and modify chm viewer’s help windows, and so on.
If you used other help authoring software before, HelpSmith includes the Import functionality, making it possible for you to import your existing help projects from the .HHP format (Microsoft HTML Help Workshop) or even directly from CHM files.
The WYSIWYG principle makes working with HelpSmith as easy as using a regular office application. And, actually, you do not have to learn any technical details to build first-class CHM and Web Help systems and other documents with this help authoring utility.