HelpStudio 2017
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    Welcome to HelpStudio
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    What is HelpStudio

    HelpStudio is a Help Authoring tool to aid you in the production of HTML based on-line help and PDF Booklets.

    HelpStudio allows you to concentrate on developing help content by automatically laying out generated Topics in a consistent and professional style. This template based approach to help development makes it easy to change and evolve the look and feel of your help project without requiring any rework in the help content itself.

    HelpStudio can import existing HTML files, HTML Help 1.x Projects, Microsoft Help 2.x Projects, RoboHelp Projects and Word Documents.

    Generated Output

    Output Formats

    HelpStudio can generate:

    • Cross-platform Web Help, with expandable Table of Contents, Index and Full Text Search (with search term highlighting);
    • Compiled HTML Help 1.x files;
    • Compiled Microsoft Help 2.x help files (Visual Studio 2002-2008 help format);
    • Compiled Microsoft Help Viewer help files (Visual Studio 2010, 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2017 RC  help format);
    • PDF Booklets.

    All outputs are generated from XML and XHTML based content.


    Standard look and feel

    The standard templates shipped with HelpStudio reflect the current Microsoft standard for technical documentation in order to provide a consistent and familiar style and layout. Your end users will feel immediately at home with the documentation you create.

    Templates can be fully customized (including the Table of Contents, Page Type and style, color schemes etc.) without having to rework content.


    Getting Started Movies

    There are several movies that provide a great introduction to HelpStudio's functionality and concepts: