HelpNDoc Personal to easily create the best books, help files, manuals, and documentation by creating CHM help files, responsive HTML web pages, PDF and Word documents, dedicated web pages for mobile phones for iPhone and Android, ePub and Kindle e-books, Markdown documents and Qt Help files with ease.
HelpNDoc is provided completely free of charge for personal use and evaluation: you can use the full version of HelpNDoc for as long as you want. All features are available and enabled. The only limitation is that the Personal Edition of HelpNDoc or the files it generates cannot be used for profit: the license allows only personal non-profit work and evaluation purposes.
Main features of HelpNDoc Personal
Full-featured help creation environment
HelpNDoc provides all the tools needed to write complete documentation and help files – From the table of contents to the final document layout, everything is in HelpNDoc.
Smart and beautiful user interface
HelpNDoc’s user interface has been carefully designed to be clear and efficient: the various tools are grouped using the popular ribbon design first introduced by Microsoft Office: elements contexts such as images or table edits will appear only when needed, thus simplifying the overall experience considerably.
Everything is integrated
All the necessary tools needed to create great documents are built right into HelpNDoc: a table of contents editor, a WYSIWYG theme editor, a keyword editor, and a library to name a few. is provided to ease the process of writing great documentation and is an integral part of the HelpNDoc environment.
Modern word processor
HelpNDoc includes a feature-packed word processor that makes you instantly feel at home: all the major power you’d expect from a modern document editor like Microsoft Word. is an integral part of HelpNDoc to make helping the most intuitive and creating documentation easier than ever.
Powerful media library system
All media elements such as images, videos, documents, HTML snippets, and variables are managed by the library: such media elements can be reused as much as needed throughout the resource project. Whether. Need to change an image? Just update the gallery entry and it will be common to all themes that use it!
Create multi-format documents
Whether you need to create compiled CHM help files, online full HTML documents, printable PDF or Word documents, eBooks, cross-platform Qt help files, or Markdown documents, HelpNDoc has it all. You: write once and export to multiple formats with the click of a button!
Create multiple formats
Once you’ve finished writing your document, HelpNDoc can automatically generate a Microsoft CHM help file, standard HTML document page, complete Word or PDF document, cross-platform Qt Help, Markdown document, or entire book electronically without any extra work from you: HelpNDoc takes care of everything and creates your documents, manuals or books the way you designed them.
Powerful sample system
Every aspect of the document output can be tailored to fit your design requirements. As proof of the power of the template system, HelpNDoc comes with full source code for templates to create HTML documents online or a specific website designed by iPhone: everything is controlled by templates.
CHM generates a help file
Microsoft Compiled HTML Help files (*.chm) are bundled with every Windows application to provide technical support and user guidance. Microsoft provides HTML Help Workshop software to generate CHM files, but it is very old, complicated, buggy, and nothing special. HelpNDoc works very hard to package everything for you and it becomes as easy as pressing a button to generate a standard redistributable compiled CHM file.
Responsive HTML websites
Upload your document to any web server for millions of people to see with the click of a button. HelpNDoc will create the most unbelievably responsive HTML 5 help websites based on sample instructions. Want an alternative framework-based document? Single page HTML help file? Need a comment or notation system? Perhaps add a special header or footer? Just instruct HelpNDoc to do so and it will be ready to comply.
Microsoft Word documents
If you need to integrate your document with an existing Microsoft Word document or make further adjustments, HelpNDoc has your back: it contains a generator that can generate a standard Microsoft Word DocX from the exact same input that you entered. added to HelpNDoc. The created documents can be easily customized using the powerful template system.
Create PDF documents
HelpNDoc knows how to create PDF documents and does it very well by providing great control over the process: choosing compression and encryption levels, defining user permissions, setting font embeddings, and Adobe Reader’s viewer layout right in HelpNDoc.
Create complete iPhone websites and documentation pages
HelpNDoc’s template system is so powerful that it includes a complete iPhone document template bundled by default. This makes it possible to create amazing websites and documentation pages for iPhone without any extra work on your part: the template handles everything, including respecting Apple’s guidelines for iPhone application interface. The generated document will look like a native iPhone app and will benefit from all iPhone features including touchscreen support.
Create iPad-compatible ePub eBooks
The ePub e-book specification is used by the vast majority of e-Reader devices as their default file format. HelpNDoc lets you customize and produce ePub eBooks with great ease: select a book cover from your media library and press a button: your eBook is built and ready to publish. The e-Reader is compatible with ePub formats including iPad, iPhone, Nook, and Kobo eReader among many others. The ePub format created by HelpNDoc is compatible with all of them.
Easily produce Kindle-compatible ebooks
HelpNDoc can create e-book files compatible with Amazon’s Kindle: don’t worry about e-Reader incompatibility, HelpNDoc will do the hard work for you. No matter what model you’re targeting: Kindle, Kindle Touch, and Kindle Fire will be happy to display books, manuals, or documents you’ve written with HelpNDoc. You can focus on writing the best content for your publication knowing that HelpNDoc will handle the task of producing it after clicking a button.
Quickly detect and solve problems in your documents
Stay on top of potential issues by leveraging HelpNDoc’s project analyzer to check for broken or misspelled links, and missing or duplicate media elements, and to review important statistics. project importance in customizable reports forward. The Project Analyzer is a central hub that reports a lot of useful information about a help, craft, or documentation project: all the hyperlinks and library items listed can be sorted and filtered to quickly spot problems. A visual presentation of the topic hierarchy is also available for quick review.
Live spell check throughout the program
Benefit from the quality and quantity of OpenOffice.org dictionaries right in HelpNDoc: the live spell checker notifies you immediately if it finds typos anywhere it matters table of contents, subject matter. topics, keywords, library entries… are some of the places where the spell checker directly assists you.
Insert directly at the time of the creation
HelpNDoc’s library system is so powerful that it can include items inside the project or dynamically at creation time. This means that any image, movie, or document can be inserted right into your themes as they are created, thus allowing for more flexibility in the content of your document.
Find and replace with a library item
There is nothing more tedious than going through all the document topics to find and replace a small text that has changed. HelpNDoc greatly simplifies that process by being able to replace any text item with a library item: this means that text, images, movies, variables, HTML snippets or documents will automatically dynamically replace your searched text in one second.