WinHelp File author tool for Microsoft Word
User works entirely within word (english or non-english versions).
You never have to touch a context string, or an hpj or rtf file (unless you want to). Can generate topics from word heading styles, or user can identify them by pointing. Generates a table of contents automatically, for display in the main window, a secondary window or a popup with jumps from it already in place.
User adds additional jumps and popups by highlighting the text or graphic to jump from and pointing to the topic to jump to. Mid- Topic jumps are supported. Generates search keywords automatically (user can edit) in lower, upper, or mixed case. Can generate browse sequences automatically.
Generates and tracks context strings automatically (user can edit). Can set sizes of main and secondary windows independently, both on initial display and on topic change. Can determine windows for initial display Main, secondary or both. Set background colours for scrolling and non-scrolling text.
Set hotspot colour for cultures where green is not suitable. Add sound effects by playing wav files. Launch other processes from within help file by clicking text or icons. Automatic multi-file project builds. Generation and mapping of topic numbers for helpcontextid and other context-sensitive needs.
Incorporation of additional winhelp macros by dialog box selection. Expert users can supply a file of [sections] to be merged into hpj file on each build. Customised button bars for main window, secondary windows, popups or embedded in text. Button-top text in any language.
Buttons call or popup any topic, winhelp macro or launch another process. Automatic generation of a 'glossary' topic if desired with an alphabet button box at the top. Generation of additional menus and menu items on the winhelp menu bar. Even omission of the whole menu bar.
Customisable 'copyright' line for winhelp about box. Generation of cnt file.