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HelpStudio 2011 Release Note

Update 11.1.180

Released on 6/6/2012 6:06:57 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.179.

Update 11.1.179

Released on 5/30/2012 9:25:43 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.147.

Build error when output contains a runtime merge ToC node that doesn't point to a help file
Images not resizing to fit page width in PDF output if style with specific width was associated with the image
Exception raised by Source Control Provider during Add to Source Control operation crashes the application
COMException when trying to create a hyperlink for a wholly paragraph in a table cell
Exception deleting Build Flags from using the Ctrl + Delete keyboard shortcut
Help 2.x compiler error when encoding is set to Japanese
Blank images capture when running Windows Basic theme
Links to bookmarks not clickable in PDF output
Pasting an image from an external application into the Topic editor inserts a blank image
Exception switching to Html edit view when opening a project referencing a missing widget type
Improved image capture process on Windows XP and Windows Basic themes
Help Context Ids column not editable in Topic list
Exception when clicking on the Edit button in the broken link editor for a Glossary Item
Table rows marked with an excluded build flag are not being removed from the generated output
Exception when resizing the Image Capture region picker to a negative width or height
Exception when changing the alignment of text in the header row of a table
Cannot delete Topic Categories from Content Snippets window using Delete button
ToC nodes that link to bookmarks missing bookmark name when upgrading from a HelpStudio 3 project
Loading a HeplStudio 3 project that uses Build Flags silently fails
Exception after cloning 2 tasks in a row and attempting to delete one of them
Exception loading a Document! X / HelpStudio project workspace file
Exception after opening a newly added image for edit
Changing a ToC node from "Glossary" to "Just a Heading" doesn't remove target item
Keywords not being sorted correctly for languages that contain non-latin characters
Rare exception when moving a Topic between Topic Categories using drag & drop
Exception when dragging and dropping in a Table in the content editor
Rare exception when creating a new project
Exception removing a hyperlink wrapping an image
Project Item ToC nodes output blank when pointing to an Other File in the project
Heading numbers missing from PDF output
Exception after starting client if it closed when minimized
Can't save project after importing a Word document that creates Topic titles that contain invalid characters
Exception creating a new task if an edit is in progress for an existing task in the list
Rare Win32 exception

Update 11.1.147

Released on 2/9/2012 4:16:51 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.136 together with some enhancements.

Improved pre-import validation checks for Word, CHM, Html Help 1.x, Help 2.x and RoboHelp import
Runtime merge toc node child help file field will now accept the child .chm filename with or without the .chm extension
This will prevent a common problem when users first make use of this functionality - as the field was expecting a filename without the .chm extension
See Also links that point to removed topics show as [No Target Defined] in the output
Orphaned links are now automatically excluded from the output. They still show in the Project Link Verifier so they can be removed permanently when it is next run.
If the Topic Name and Title banner is left open for a new topic, it steals focus when switching between topics
Copy from context menu may not copy multiple selected paragraphs depending on where the mouse is clicked
Corrupt characters on toolbar and navigation using non unicode encoding and Chinese or Japanese phrase language for web output
Exception building a booklet with "Initial Navigation View" set to "Full Screen"
Exception (caused by anti-virus objecting to an unrecognized file extension) when creating a new empty project
Table Layout context ribbon tab dissapears after deleting a row using the ribbon button
Large runs of unbroken text can cause content in booklet output to be zoomed in order to fit the width
The standard templates have had an additional style added to ensure that text wraps to fit the booklet width which prevents the content zooming effect for long runs of unbroken text.The style added to the booklet topic templates is div#mainbody {word-wrap: break-word;}
Exception during import of a Html Help 1.x project with runtime merge ToC nodes
Cannot set booklet template property values in the Booklet Profile Editor properties page
Built in #top bookmark flagged as broken by the Project Link Verifier
Help 2.x namespace field was accepting spaces, but this was causing problems registering the generated Help 2.x files
First time changes to design time in Widget editor source edit mode are applied to both content and design time content
Exception when attempting to import from a RoboHelp project with one or more files missing
When importing from a Word document, Topic Titles do not reflect the content if the original document was Chinese or Japanese
Middle mouse button closes the window when clicking on the background of a document window
Middle mouse button will now only close a window if you click in the document window header
"Locate in Project Explorer" for images in content does not activate the Project Explorer window if it isn't current selected
If the root directory of a project contains a very large number of Other Files, the Other Files node is collapsed by default
.. in the Project Explorer and Link Designer. This improves performance of the project load and link designer in this specific scenario.
Template properties do not default to the primary locale value for secondary locales
It was previously necessary to define a value for every project locale for each overriden template property. The value defined for the primary locale will now be used by default if no specific value for the secondary locale is defined.
In booklet output, images were resized incorrectly if the page size was not A4 or Letter
Exception opening a project where one of the template support files exists and is locked by another application
Translation error for Italian "See Also" phrase in some templates
Build hangs when building web ouput for Thai content
Flash movie widget placeholder appears in booklet output if not specifically excluded with the "Exclude from Booklet" build flag
Improved web full text search indexing for Japanese and Chinese content
Memory leak with projects that contain a very large number of Other Files
Add information about runtime merge child resolution to runtime merge help topic
Exception importing from a Html Help 1.x project where the .hhc contains   entities
Exception applying bold to a number of table cells, where the first selected cell is completely empty
Project Find and Replace does not allow replacing with empty string
Intermittent exception raised by Style Picker after inserting certain content in the editor
Editing feedback link in topic editor and clicking cancel displays an empty window the second time this window is opened
Added VB6 and Visual Basic to available example syntax languages
Not possible to revert a color to 'No Color' after setting a specific color
A checkbox has been added to the color control in the properties grid to allow a color to be reverted to 'No Color'
Add to favorites button in web output only works after the favorites panel is selected
Localization warnings appear in Template Editor properties page if a project is open with multiple locales
Bug 3502 : Exception building a booklet where one or more ToC nodes contain Html entities
Exception when closing the Topic List
Edit Image context menu option doesn't work for dynamic image widgets
Improved SourceSafe exception catching so that errors raised by SourceSafe do not crash the application

Update 11.1.136

Released on 12/14/2011 9:07:02 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.129.

Exception using the Use Regular Expression option in Project Find and Replace when the Find What value is not a valid RegEx
Intermittent exception inserting a hyperlink
Exception when editing in the Topic editor
Unable to apply a style after selecting all content in the editor using Ctrl+A
Exception when editing the Glossary if the current design time profile is Microsoft Help Viewer output
An extra space is added after a hyperlink created by dragging and dropping from the Project Explorer
When using find and replace in the content editor to replace with text beginning with a space, the space is truncated
XLIFF export was not conforming to the XLIFF 1.2 schema for certain content structures (e.g. inline elements used at root level)
Auto hide dock windows show on top of other windows if application is deactivated when auto hide window is active
Exception when trying to apply a heading style (Ctrl+Alt+1/2/3/4/5) immediately after an undo operation
Intermittent exception during PDF Booklet build under memory pressure scenarios
The text cursor disappears after a drag and drop from the Project Explorer to the content editor
Bullets sometimes missing or misaligned in content that spans multiple pages in booklet output
Exception when attempting a Source Control operation immediately after the Source Control provider raised an error
Robohelp ToC import fails if project uses a .hhc based ToC
Mini Toc widget differs in preview and output if "Use Shortened alias filenames" is enabled
"Item in this project" toc node type not available on toc node toolbar buttons in booklet toc editor
Check in comments do not appear in the SourceGear Vault history for Source Control operations
Although the comment was being passed to the SourceGear Vault provider, it was not being recorded in the history. A workaround has now been put in place to ensure all comments are correctly logged in the Vault history.
Exception when adding a missing file to the project during a project link check operation
Unable to undo after apply a Build Flag to a selection spanning multiple elements
Intermittent exception when creating multiple See Also links in the See Also Link designer
Exception when cutting and pasting a number of table rows in the content editor
Exception when saving after attempting to use paste special with certain unicode Office Html on the clipboard
Intermittent exception when trying to use Find and Replace with an empty Replace With field
Error dialog shown if you attempt to include items that already Checked Out in another Check Out operation when using SourceSafe
Exception opening a project from Team Foundation Server when the current user does not have permissions
The exception is correct, but it will now be shown in a specific error dialog which will allow the user to continue without closing the application
Exception when removing a context id association where that context id is assigned to more than one Topic
Importing a legacy template with a single phrase language file creates invalid phrase elements
Check for Updates button within the HelpStudio application menu does not launch the update check
Buttons truncated on smaller screen resolutions if the Unused Images list contains a large number of images
Additional incorrect "." in the command line building topic in the online help
Performance and stability improvements to import functionality
For large source projects in particular, the import process is now significantly faster
When using SourceSafe for Source Control, a CheckOut operation was not always getting the latest version
Exception when saving a second set of changes to the Project Template list in a single session

Update 11.1.129

Released on 10/9/2011 8:03:59 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.118.

Rare exception after correcting a spelling mistake in the XHTML editor
Exception importing a from a CHM or .hhp that contains a runtime merge ToC node
The Project Link Picker displayed when adding a new See Also link was allowing multiple items to be selected
Exception when running the "Find Uunused Images" tool in a Document! X project with no document windows open
Added trapping for Xml parsing errors encountered during localization export to make it easier to pin down the invalid content
Exception after clicking the Back button in the Paste Special dialog after viewing the content in Preview mode
Exception importing CHM where the ToC node name contains a nbsp;
Import process freezes if HTML content contains one or more <object> elements with attributes defined across multiple lines
LangID always set to English (1033) in Help 2.x output
Error indicator displayed when changing the casing of a Topic name
Exception when adding a contour drop shadow in the image editor
Switching to a different template was sometimes reverting profile property values for that template to defaults
Any overriden property values are now retained when switching to a different template
Exception adding an "Item in this Project" ToC node to a ToC Layout in the template editor
Widget editor has been enhanced to better handle Japanese and other Unicode character sets in the Widget Editor
xliff content missing for localization export when exporting to multiple files
Exception opening a stylesheet with an uppercase file extension (.CSS)
Exception when enabling "Group by Category" in the Topic list if a grid cell was being edited
Exception increasing size of an Image Map region beyond the size of the background image
Topic list fails to load if project contains multiple custom topic properties
If template folders are manually placed under Subversion source control, the .svn directory is now ignored
Previously the .svn folder would be copied during build along with the valid template content. This would cause read-only warning messages on the second and subsequent builds. Files in any .svn sub-directory are now ignored when copying from the template during build.
Add error messaging for file access errors when importing

Update 11.1.118

Released on 9/8/2011 7:12:08 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.114.

Topic titles being split across page boundaries in PDF output in some circumstances
Toc nodes with multiple build flags in a HelpStudio 3 legacy project are not imported correctly

Update 11.1.114

Released on 9/1/2011 1:44:59 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.106 together with some enhancements.

The culture of the primary locale can now be set in the Locale Editor so that exports contain the correct source culture id
This setting will also set the default spelling dictionary to be used for the primary locale
SourceGear Vault integration now includes options to set a specific proxy server
Introduced support for SourceGear Vault / Fortress as a Source Control provider
New Topic, New Topic Category and Topic List context menu options disabled when the Project Explorer window is floated
Topic index entries generated when only the Topic Category index option was enabled
Argument Exception in Image Markup editor when moving a markup item
More specific details added to error dialog if Word import fails
Images that include special characters in the filename not included in the PDF output
ModifiedOn and CreatedOn elements do not work in Topic content
Community Features warning about browser security when viewing content locally is shown even if community features disabled
Exception when building a booklet containing images longer than a single page followed by empty paragraphs
Exception when selecting the Edit Image context menu command in a content editor when the image file does not exist
Changes to Topic Category properties not saved in a source controlled project
Branding.xslt fails to load on some configurations when "Perform extended validation" is enabled
Glossary definition content not appearing in full text search results in web output
Exception when checking out duplicate source control items
Splash screen always in the foreground
See Also links in a Content File to excluded Topics displayed as a bolded guid in output
Removed "Edit Image" from the Project Explorer context menu as it is duplicated by the "Edit" option
ToC including a Glossary node causes an MSHV build to fail
Rare exception when using the Link Verifier
Widget types not correctly rendered when used in a Glossary Item definition
Rare exception when editing topics in a split window view
Exception editing an image not included in the currently open project
Added more details to error message box during an import
Booklet type ToC nodes that had child ToC nodes caused builds to fail
Image Capture filename file extension was case sensitive
A build warning message is now logged during build for content that contains a Widget Type that no longer exists
Context menu options disalbed on Project Explorer when it is unpinned
Rare exception in Image Picker when adding an existing image to the Project
Glossary links displayed as hyperlinks in the booklet output
Rare exception in Topic list
Exception using paste special for certain HTML content
A new option has been added to the Booklet Profile editor (PDF Settings page) to control image compression in PDF output
Image compression can now be disabled entirely, or the image quality level can be adjusted to provide fine control over the balance between PDF file size and image quality.

Update 11.1.106

Released on 8/1/2011 2:35:01 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.105.

Movie links missing from the Document! X and HelpStudio help files

Update 11.1.105

Released on 7/29/2011 11:01:35 AM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.92.

Added support for /$ to allow $$ character sequences to be used without clashing with a phrase reference
e.g. use /$/$Value/$/$ and the output will contain $$Value$$ - without /$ the text would be parsed as a phrase or glossary reference
"Apply Drop Shadow option" not saved as default when "Save to default" was checked
Cannot add bullets to the Image Map editor when running in non english windows locale
"common.css" warning during booklet build
Exception when creating a new style after closing the stylesheet editor
Mini toolbar was remaining visible when dragging and dropping in a topic - preventing drop in that area
Long topic name for default topic clips button on project quick start page
Exception when running Link Check for a second time
Heading numbers overwriting heading text in booklet output when building to a secondary drive
UnauthorizedAccessException when building a booklet
Exception when inserting a Dynamic Image widget in a new topic
Images with a build flag applied are split across page breaks in PDF output
Exception importing from a Html Help 1.x project
Inline widgets split the containing paragraph when editing in source view
Intermittent exception when building a booklet
Several views containing busy indicators where showing the busy animation when the "disable animations" option was enabled
Exception when trying to edit an image file which is referenced by the project but no longer exists on disk
Image duplicated when dragging and dropping between table cells
Exception closing Topic Editor window
Exception when editing using a template with a malformed content tag
Exception when inserting a dynamic image widget

Update 11.1.92

Released on 7/18/2011 12:05:12 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.91 together with some enhancements.

Improvements to memory footprint of booklet build
Exception when searching on the Project Explorer with no project open
Replace with thumbnail not working intermittently for images embedded in paragraphs or other block elements
Glossary terms under a given letter are not alphabetically sorted in the glossary page output
New Phrase language not shown in phrase language list if it was created without copying content from an existing Phrase language
Content shows below footer in some page break scenarios
No prompt to check out the Glossary when opening a Spell Check item for a Glossary Item in a SC project
Changing the topic status multiple times filters topics on the Project Explorer incorrectly
Rare exception when adding a new Build Profile to a project.
Intermittent exception when switching between source and design views in content editor

Update 11.1.91

Released on 7/5/2011 6:43:31 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.70 together with some enhancements.

Add "Add Existing Stylesheet", "Add Existing Image" and "Add Other File" commands to the other files project explorer root node
"Edit Image" is now available on the context menu when right clicking on an image in the Content Editors
Changed image picker selected item background style to be the same as the tree view
When connecting to Team Foundation Server, a credentials prompt will be displayed if the current login does not have permissions
The keyword list now goes back into edit mode immediately after pressing enter to commit a new keyword
This avoids having to manually start editing to when creating a number of keywords
Added a Cancel button to the "Save Context IDs" window as well as the regular window close X - to avoid confusion
A new 'Last Built' drop down button has been added to the Ribbon to allow you to easily open the most recently generated outputs
The displayed list shows the most recently generated outputs (web output, compiled help, booklet) for each Build Profile along with the build date and time. Each item in the list can be clicked to open the output.
Locale specific other files can now be used, simplifying the process of translating screenshots / movies etc.

During the build process for secondary locales, a locale specific directory will be checked for other files. This allows alternative translated images (for example) to be used for secondary locales. To use this feature, place the secondary locale other files in a project sub-directory mirroring the main directory but including the locale identifier in the first part of the path. For example if you have an image with a file name of images\screenshots\mainscreen.png you can put the translated image for the German locale in this location: images.de-DE\screenshots\mainscreen.png or images.de\screenshots\mainscreen.png (checked after the full locale identifier). You do not have to replicate the entire set of other files - only those files that exist in the locale specific path will be used during the build and any that are not found will use the main file version.

If you want to add the translated files to your project (for source control purposes perhaps), be sure to flag the translated files with the "Exclude from online" and "Exclude from booklet" flags in order to avoid doubling up of files in generated compiled help files.

Added foreground and background color pickers to the Content Authoring Ribbon Tab
The recommended way of applying colored text is to define a reusable style rule, but if you prefer to use inline styles then these color pickers provide a simpler alternative to using the Style Editor dialog each time.
The Style Picker will now show any custom styles defined in custom template stylesheets as well as project specific stylesheets
Added "Create Content Snippet" to Page Map context menu to easily create a new Content Snippet from a given element
Glossary Terms can now be created directly from the Context Menu in a Content Editor

When showing the Context Menu with text selected that you have already defined as a Glossary Term, an "Insert Glossary Reference" command is available which will surround the text with $$ symbols for you. When showing the Context Menu with text selected that is not already defined as a Glossary Term, a "Create Glossary Reference" commnd is available which will create a new Glossary Item for the selected text, surround the text with $$ symbols and open the Glossary Editor so you can complete the definition of the new Glossary Term.

Options editor is now opened and a message displayed if no Provider is configured when using Source Control functionality
A "Replace with Thumbnail" command is now available on the Content Editor context menu for non-thumbnail images
This command will replace a full size image with a thumbnail in one operation. If a thumbnail image does not already exist for the full size image, it will be created and added to the project.
Images can now be saved and pasted directly from the clipboard
A prompt for the filename to save the image as will be displayed when executing Paste with an image on the clipboard. Once a filename has been chosen, the image will be saved (as a .png file) and inserted into the active content editor.
Changed the app .config files to use the default system proxy server credentials for web calls, where a proxy configured
Added "Toggle Full-Screen Mode" command (F11) to Window Layouts drop down to maximize screen real estate
This command will temporarily hide all Docking Tool Windows and minimize the Ribbon, leaving maximum screen real estate for editing. The F11 hotkey (or the ribbon command) will toggle full screen mode on and off.
Added keyboard shortcut support (press Alt) to every command on the Ribbon
"Locate in Project Explorer" is now available on the context menu in the content editor for images
Added a set of fields to the Output Type page in the Build Profile Editor to control the Html Help 1.x window settings
A comprehensive set of options are provided, including control over which buttons are shown, whether to automatically sync the Toc with the current topic, the initial width of the navigation pane and window itself and which optional tabs (Search, Favorites) should be provided.
Mini-Toc widget has been added. This new widget type will include an Html representation of a portion of the Table of Contents

This widget is useful for topics often created to summarise a portion of the Table of Contents (book topics). It outputs the selected Table of Contents node and child nodes as a hierarchical bullet list. It removes the need to manually keep such topics up to date as the widget generates the html automatically each time the project is built or the topic is previewed. The style of the list can be customized by defining a style with the class name of ".minitoc".

The Start Number for Numbered Lists can now be set from a "Start List Numbering at:" field in the Style Picker

This new editor sets both the Start attribute and the "content-reset" css style on the selected numbered list for broad browser compatibility.

An Authoring Note Widget has been added to provide a way for authors to record notes in content that will never appear in output
"Sort Topics by Name" command has been added to the Topic Category context menu
Added hotkeys for switching between edit views in the content editors - Shift+F7 for next view, Shift+F6 for previous
Added "Close All But This" to the document window context menu
"Add as Keyword" command added to Topic Editor context menu when text selected
This will create a new Topic Keyword from the selected text
Exception when building a booklet containing a link with an invalid url
Xml namespace declarations in imported HelpStudio 3 project cause an exception in localization export
Exception when building a new Build Profile immediately after creating it
Zero length help file still created when build fails
Building booklet output for multiple locales overwrites output PDF file
Exception when creating a new Stylesheet, selecting an existing file that exists in the project and answering Yes to overwrite
Javascript error in generated glossary topic when community features enabled
Exception when trying to insert a new column after the last column in a table using merged cells
The "More Details" field on the error report dialog did not wrap which prevented providing multiple paragraphs of info
Unticking text-decoration in the Style Editor did not remove the text-decoration: none; from the style rule
Booklets with a custom relative pdf filename set build to the original absolute output path after using Save As
Correct page in the Build Profile Editor not selected when clicking the wrench icons on the Project Quick Start page
Some errors in the keyboard shortcuts help topic
XmlException during localization export
Example code widgets shrink to fit in PDF booklet output as they don't wrap
Right justified paragraph not showing align attribute in Xhtml source edit view
"Choose Provider" or "Integration Preferences" buttons don't activate the Options Editor window if it's already open
Invalid characters were being output to full text search index for web output for some specific content
Glossary context menu item not shown if the selected text is the only content in the paragraph
Rule and Rule Group icons extend beyond the visible edge of the Build Profile Editor
Cannot set "Use a custom Topic Property" on "New Content Highlighting" page
Problem switching pages in options editor after clicking "Choose Provider" source control ribbon button
ArgumentNullExeption during localization import
Exception when importing nested Topic Categories from another project
Exception when deleting a Topic after using the Project Index Editor
Exception when trying to create a new Project Type from a legacy HelpStudio 3 project that had not yet been saved
Date format shown in Project / Topic property editor does not match the format of the output when property used in content
Can't check topic status filters in project filter dialog when running under .NET 4
"Compile the help file to" value not used when opening a legacy HelpStudio 3 project

Update 11.1.70

Released on 5/26/2011 9:06:39 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.65 together with some enhancements.

Updated German phrases for the web output template
Checking out a changed project did not always automatically get latest version of related added/removed items
Exception pasting unicode content from PowerPoint into a topic with the Windows system locale set to Chinese
Exception when closing Topic editor after correcting spelling issues from Project Spell Check tool
Exception when Checking In a project to Subversion just after adding new items to the project
Exception when changing column filters in Topic List
Exception when building a booklet with some specific content
Exception when dragging nodes to a booklet content tree
Window chromes for WPF applications not visible after image capture on Windows XP
Exception during build if a Glossary term used in content has a definition that contains a % character
Exception when importing a RoboHelp project with an invalid glossary (malformed Xml)
Check out silently fails when attempting to check out a project from SourceSafe when already checked out by another user
Exception creating a new HelpStudio project with the same file name as an already existing HelpStudio project
Exception double clicking on an image in the Image Picker
Bookmark anchor elements containing an empty attribute not shown in Link Designer
Office symbol dialog appears behind main HelpStudio window
Exception when applying build flags to deeply nested content
Adding a new word to the custom dictionary from the Project Spell Check tool does not work if no topic editors are open
Exception when entering an invalid hex color value in the stylesheet editor source mode
Exception when checking in a project with the stylesheet editor open that contains unsaved changes
Exception hitting the Enter key in an empty Project Explorer search box
Glossary Toc node link broken if output extension changed from default .html
Exception when saving a custom widget with empty content
Exception deleting an image that does not exist from the unused images tool
Exception when creating a new project with an invalid filename
Bookmarks not showing in hyperlink designer if the anchor tags are not closed in the html
Some unicode characters on Booklet index page containg html character entities instead of the equivalent unicode character
Exception applying Build Flags to content wrapped in <font> tags in the XHTML editor
HTML Help 1.x compiler crash when multiple child CHMs are specified for runtime merge
Exception in booklet build with some specific project content
Exception executing "insert column before" on a multi row table in the XHTML editor

Update 11.1.65

Released on 4/12/2011 5:05:50 PM

This update contains a number of new features and enhancements, together with some fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.57.

New "In This Topic List" Widget - automatically outputs a list of bookmark links to headings in the current Topic

This Widget is useful for long Topics where you want to provide users with an automatically updated summary of headings at the top of the Topic that the user can click to scroll to a particular heading.

New Widget Pack: Internet and Social Media Feeds for including RSS and Twitter feeds in your content
This new Widget Pack can be enabled on the Widgets page in the Build Profile Editor. The RSS Feed Widget will dynamically retrieve and output in your content the items from a specific RSS feed url - great for including the latest news from your company web site in your help file landing page. The Twitter User Feed and Twitter Search Feed widgets will dynamically retrieve and output Twitter Tweets - either for a specific user or for a particular search term.
A recycle toggle button has been added to the Topic Editor document tab to enable re-use of Topic Edit windows

When the recycle button is checked by clicking on it, the Topic Edit window will be re-used when you open another Topic for edit. This is very useful in scenarios where you are working your way through many topics and you don't want the previous Topics to remain open - saving you the trouble of closing the previous Topic Edit window.

Projects can now be saved as a template so that they can be used as a base for new projects
Open a project and use Save As Project Template from the application menu to create a new project template from it. Once created, you can select the Project Template from the New Project dialog.
A Recent Items window has been added to make it easy to re-open items you have recently edited
Items are automatically added to the recent items window as you open them for edit, and the list is persisted between sessions for that project, making it easy to quickly come back to something you were working on last time. Items can be pinned to the list to prevent them being dropped as new items are added - allowing you to keep your most commonly editing items handy. The list by default holds 20 items, but that can be changed in the Options Editor. Edting Topics, Content Files, Images, Image Maps and StyleSheets will add an entry to the Recent Items list.
QR Codes can now be easily generated by including the new QR Code Widget type in your content

When previewing or building, the content you define in the QR Code widget will be output as a QR Code image. QR Codes are 2D barcodes which are directly readable by smartphones from printed pages or directly from a monitor

Images to wide for the page in the booklet output are now resized automatically at build time
It is now possible to set the default Content Editor Profile directly from the Project Explorer context menu
The default Content Editor profile is the one that will be used for settings (Template, Properties, etc.) in any new content editing windows (Topic Editor, Content File Editor). The current default Content Editor profile is indicated in the Project Explorer by a bold highlight. The Content Editor profile choice is now also saved between sessions so you don't need to keep setting it each time you open a project. As previously, the chosen profile can still be easily switched from a particular Content Editor window using the wrench icon on the Content Editor document tab.
HelpStudio will now show a warning at build time if an empty Glossary is included in the build
Ok button on Clone Widget dialog disabled
Screen turns black if the sub-window or region picker in the Image Capture fails
Exception when editing a Widget Type from the Widget Type List in the Build Profile Editor
Error when trying to delete an item for a project where there are conflicting edits in Team Foundation Server
OK button in the Image Picker not functioning after using the "Add existing image" button

Update 11.1.57

Released on 3/28/2011 1:12:59 PM

This update contains a number of enhancments as well as fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.51.

Widget packs - globally defined sets of widgets that can be enabled for individual Build Profiles
This new Widget feature allows sets of Widgets to be defined that you only want to use in some projects or profiles. Widget Packs can be selectively enabled in the Build Profile editor, Widgets page.
jQuery Widget versions for Dynamic Image and Drop Down Section
This is the first in a series of new widgets that make use of the popular jQuery javascript library. The 2 initial jQuery widgets are direct replacements for the Dynamic Image and Drop Down Section widgets and can be enabled by ticking the jQuery Widget Pack on the Widgets page in the Build Profile editor. No change is necessary to your content - enabling the Widget Pack will cause your existing Dynamic Image and Drop Down Section widgets to use the jQuery enhanced versions automatically. You can untick the jQuery Widget Pack at any time to revert back to the regular widget versions.
Image Picker now remembers the last selected folder or image between opening and closing
Thumbnail and drop shadow defaults can now be set from the Image Capture dialog
The Toc Explorer now includes Source Control commands on the context menu for nodes that point to Topics
This change is designed to make it easier to invoke Source Control actions directly from the Toc Explorer rather than having to switch to the Project Explorer
Added primitives (ellipse, rectangle and line) to the Image Map editor
See Also Link and Keyword counts have been added to the topic list, making it easier to find Topics with or without these items
Added option to Tfs Provider settings to enable/disable locks to avoid check in conflicts
Added See Also and Keyword count columns to the Topic List
This makes it simple to filter the Topic List to show only topics with / without keywords or see also links, using the Topic List sorting and filtering functionality
The image capture process has been streamlined to make it as simple as possible to capture and insert images in the editor
New buttons on the image capture results allow you to directly edit, markup or insert the captured image.
Removed the mandatory comment dialog for Subversion integration
You can now add images to the project from the Image Picker dialog
Items are now automatically checked out when opened from the Toc Editor (if the auto check out SC option has been set)
When a whole element is selected with the Page Map, bookmarks are inserted in the preceeding element
Window layouts were being saved to the programdata folder instead of the user appdata folder
When editing with a WYSIWYG profile set to booklet profile, changing the topic title doesn't update title in editor in real time
An item in a Source Controlled project will now be automatically checked out when opening it from the Find and Replace grid
.. if the operation is a replace operation (i.e. text has been entered in the Replace With field)
No automatic check out prompt when adding new topic nodes to the Table of Contents in a Source Controlled project
Description of broken links caused by build flag or filter exclusions has been improved in the Project Link Checker results grid
Exception after moving un-categorized topic category below another topic category
Source control status indicator icons have been added to the Table of Contents explorer nodes that point to Topics
RoboHelp import was not importing index keywords from some older RoboHelp projects
Corner case editor bug where a table header row is removed if you change the preceeding paragraph to a bullet list
Exception when importing from a HelpStudio 3 project
When files are checked out from subversion they are now explicitly set to not read only
This measure is to avoid conflicts with some subversion tools that may set files in subversion directories to read only
Tfs provider now uses Check Out locks by default to prevent source control conflicts

The related nature of HelpStudio and Document! X project and content files makes it very problematic and error prone to merge multiple concurrent changes made by different users. To avoid this problem, Team Foundation Server check outs made from HelpStudio and Document! X automatically use locks by default to prevent a user checking out a project element that is already checked out by another user. This change only affects the calls made to Team Foundation Server and does not change the user experience of Source Control in Document! X / HelpStudio. This behavior can be disabled in the Provider Options page, but it is recommended that the default setting of using locks is used.

Browse button on Output Directory page in Build Profile editor was not defaulting the browse dialog to the current directory
Access Control Status icon on topic editor tab header does not update when topic checked out / in
Improved non fatal warning notification for Team Foundation Server so that workspace conflicts etc. can be more easily spotted
This change will also provide more information on problems caused by check in conflicts, locks, permissions issues etc.
Legacy Project silently fails to load if a .hslbak file is in the project directory
Added additional notification for non fatal Team Foundation Server issues such as conflicts
Exception after several Paste Special operations
Exception when opening a Tfs bound project where either the Tfs Server is unavailable or the project path has been deleted
Ctrl+Click on hyperlinks in the Content Editor was not opening the target topic for edit
Exception when running link check for a second time after sorting the results grid

Update 11.1.51

Released on 3/17/2011 5:32:47 PM

This update contains fixes for issues resolved since update 11.1.46.

Incorrect .exe name in command line help topic
Could not insert a thumbnail image in an empty table cell
Pdf output splitting images across page breaks in some circumstances
Exception building a Pdf from a HelpStudio 3 project

Initial Release Version

Released on 3/11/2011 12:07:17 PM

This is the initial release version of HelpStudio 2011. You need a HelpStudio 2011 license in order to install this version. If you hold a current subscription, you can update your license at http://www.innovasys.com/support/upgrade/list.aspx

Could not choose a new pdf output filename using the browse dialog in the Booklet Profile editor
Exception when trying to export for localization
Undo not working after changing WYSIWYG profile or adding a See Also link
Context Id info missing from generated .hhp