HelpSmith 2.0 Makes Help Authoring A Pleasure To Do
When it comes to the modern Help systems, the authoring software let us make documentation in ways never imagined only a couple of decades ago. Unfortunately, one common drawback in all this software is its complexity. Fortunately, HelpSmith from Divcom Software is different.
VANCOUVER, Canada - Aug. 15, 2008 - Divcom Software today announces the availability of HelpSmith 2.0, a new remarkably easy Help authoring tool that enables professionals - developers and tech writers - to make Microsoft HTML Help (.chm) documentation right out of the box. HelpSmith 2.0 is available immediately at www.helpsmith.com.
After struggling with the high-tech Help authoring systems, many technical communication professionals may find HelpSmith to be a welcome relief. It has the features and functions they want in an easy to use interface with a built-in visual word processor. The processor lets you create and edit content much as you would in Microsoft Word. It offers different styles, formatting attributes and an ability to add graphics and corporate logos to make the Help system match the corporate style. The content can be organized into the tree-type structure with just a few touches of the mouse. For easy navigation through the Help system, the author can create a table of contents, index and use keywords for advanced hyperlinking.
In addition to the nice look-and-feel and easy navigation, HelpSmith software has some other helpful features, such as a built-in spell checker. Just like it is in Microsoft Word, the program automatically checks the spelling as you type the content and highlights spelling errors. Another good feature in HelpSmith is automatic correction of all modified references. There will be no broken links in the documentation when you rename anything. And finally, complete Unicode support lets the author make Help content in multiple languages.
The engineers at Divcom Software are committed to rapidly supporting the latest technology innovations that impact the professional author. HelpSmith is fully tested and compatible with the new version of Windows from Microsoft, Microsoft Windows Vista.
“HelpSmith is designed by writers for writers," said Eugene Ivanov, Divcom Software. "We did our best to make it an easy, intuitive Help authoring solution to technical writers that doesn't make them get bogged down in technologies. With this tool in place, you can complete the project in nearly half the time it could take in RoboHelp or MadCap Flare just because the product is so downright easy to get started with for a complete beginner.”