Help Authoring Made Easy

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HelpStudio is the fastest, easiest way to create and publish procedures, documentation and help systems and integrate them with your desktop, web or mobile applications or components.

Generate output in cross-platform Browser Help, automatically responsive for tablet and mobile, HTML Help (CHM), Help 2.x, Microsoft Help Viewer (the Visual Studio Help Format) or printable PDF. Built in localization support means that you can take your help system to a global audience if required.

HelpStudio is the Help Authoring Tool trusted by individuals and corporations worldwide since 2003

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Author and Collaborate

HelpStudio seamlessly combines a feature packed WYSIWYG authoring environment, Html based layout templates and customizable Content Widgets to make it simple to create and localize consistent, professional looking help systems with the minimum of effort. No dependencies on Word or other editors and integrates with Source Control for Team Working and Collaboration.

Demonstration Movies

These short movies provide a great way to discover what can be achieved using HelpStudio.

Introducing HelpStudio

This video provides an introduction to HelpStudio; creating topics, capturing a screenshot, conditionalizing content, creating Pdf booklets. (10 mins)

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Publishing to a web site, ftp server or network location

This movie demonstrates the new Publishing functionality introduced in 2015.1. Publishing makes it easy to publish output generated by Document! X or HelpStudio to a web server or network location. A range of publishing methods are supported; you can publish to an Azure web site, a web site running on IIS, a web site that supports uploading via ftp, or directly to a local network path. (11 mins)

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Introduction to Source Control

This video provides a demonstration on how to enable Source Control functionality, add a project to Source Control and access Source Control features in a Source Control enabled project. (6 mins)

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Automatic optimization for Tablet and Mobile devices

This video demonstrates how the Responsive Output feature allows you to generate content that automatically adapts to the device type of the browser, providing an optimal experience for Mobile, Tablet and Desktop users from a single output. (5 mins)

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Introduction to Localization features

This video will demonstrate how to use the localization features by enabling localization and creating both an English and Japanese output from the Document! X .NET sample project (9 mins).

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Using Build Profiles to create multiple outputs

This short video provides a demonstration of how you can configure a project to create multiple outputs from a single source, with each output driven by a separate options defined in the Build Profile. (3 minutes)

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Import Existing Content

Quickly get up and running by importing your content from  Microsoft Word,  RoboHelp,  Html Help (CHM),  Help 2.x, or  plain HTML Files.

Include Externally Managed Content

Use the HelpStudio External Content Sources functionality to reference source content you must manage outside your HelpStudio Project; from an external web page or Quip document, refreshed automatically each time you preview or build.

Single Sourcing

Single Sourcing means using a single project to create multiple outputs. In HelpStudio you can leverage Build Profiles, Build Flags, Project Properties, Rules and a range of filter options to create multiple outputs from a single project source.

Output to Compiled, Web, Tablet, Mobile and PDF

Output to  Cross Platform Web Help (automatically responsive for Tablet and Mobile),  Html Help (CHM),  Help 2.x (Visual Studio 2002-2008),  Microsoft Help Viewer (Visual Studio 2010-2015) and  PDF from a single source and automatically publish to a web site, ftp server or network location.

Easily integrate the generated output with one of several popular Community Comment services.

What HelpStudio Customers Say

"Managing documentation as part of developing software can be a surprisingly complex process. With HelpStudio we were able to create and maintain high-quality up-to-date documentation in a short amount of time and with very little overhead.

The flexibility of the HelpStudio made it easy to manage even complex tasks including localization and inclusion of "live" code snippets."

Henrik Frystyk Nielsen,
Group Program Manager, Microsoft

"We have been using HelpStudio since it first became available.

HelpStudio provides a nice blend of built-in functionality with full customizability, flexibility, and excellent support.

HelpStudio allows us to painlessly combine our API documentation with our User Guide documentation into one file that is easily integrated with our COM and Visual Studio products."

Issam Elbaytam,
VP of Technical Marketing, Data Dynamics

Need to generate reference or API documentation?

The companion product to HelpStudio, Document! X, contains all the tools you need to author and build great technical reference documentation for .NET Assemblies, COM Components, Databases, XSD Schemas, Java Projects, Javascript and Web Service documentation.

You can use Document! X on its own, or install the bundle to get the the superset of functionality from both Document! X and HelpStudio, seamlessly combined in a single application. Choose the bundle if you are producing reference documentation but would like the benefits of the additional conceptual help authoring tools included in HelpStudio.

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