HelpLogic

Easily create help systems for your software

Creating useful, readable Help manuals and guides is an essential part of designing and authoring programs. HelpLogic allows you to do so easily in a logical and defined way. View full description

PROS

  • Easy to create help guides
  • Outputs in several different formats

CONS

  • PDF formatting may not be perfect

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Creating useful, readable Help manuals and guides is an essential part of designing and authoring programs. HelpLogic allows you to do so easily in a logical and defined way.

HelpLogic works via three tools - a Visual Table of Contents (TOC) Builder, Project Workshop, HTML Editor, and Link Manager to quickly generate Web-based Help, Apple Help, Microsoft HTML Help, UniHelp, and PDF files.

The Table of Contents builder is one of the best parts of this suite as it allows you to easily index your help guide in just a few seconds. You can preview pages as you go along to see exactly what they will look like and the overall interface just makes creating a help guide very intuitive and logical. Publishing is just a matter of hitting the publishing wizard button at the top of the interface. The PDF formatting may not be perfect but it's generally pretty good.

If you develop software then you have no excuse for not providing a decent help guide with HelpLogic.

Changes

  • Enhanced compatibility with Mac OS X 10.6 Snow Leopard.
  • PDF Publisher now supports multi-byte languages.
  • New Overwrite option added to Publishers.
  • Enhanced the error handling during the publishing process.
  • New Preferences setting for omitting specific source files from being published (such as version control files).
  • Added "Clear Recent List" option to the "Open Recent" menu.
  • Added Preview and Publishing support for UniHelp 4.0.
  • The built-in HTML Code Editor is now much improved with enhanced sytax coloring, line numbering, auto-indenting, highlighted current line, additional Find & Replace options, and finally supports Undo.
  • The "Add Files" feature now includes the option to create new external CSS files within HelpLogic.
  • The Web-based Help Publisher includes a new option to customize the height of the toolbar frame (default is 30 pixels tall).
  • Now all Publishers first check the TOC for broken or invalid Source Path links before proceeding with the publishing process, notifying you of any specific TOC Topics that need fixing.
  • Fixed several minor bugs.
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HelpLogic 1.6.1