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Version 6.5.5 Build 3020 Setup

(Updated March 21, 2015 - click here for update notes)

Supported operating systems:
Windows 8 (PC), Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP/SP3.

Hardware requirements:
RAM 2 gb, disk space 200 mb, screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher.

Installer includes English English and German German UI

Additional Downloads

Spell checker dictionaries

The setup of Help & Manual includes English dictionaries, but many more are available! Since Help & Manual uses the open source dictionary files from OpenOffice, you can download the desired language from the OpenOffice extensions download page.

How to download and install dictionaries:

  • Go to the OpenOffice extensions download page
  • Select Dictionaries from the extensions list
  • Download the required language file to your computer. You will receive a file with an ".OXT" file extension
  • Copy the OXT file into the "\Dictionaries" folder of your Help & Manual installation


Microsoft Help Compiler

Most software development tools ship the Microsoft help compiler, so you may already have installed it. In case you need the Microsoft compiler for HTML Help (.chm) files, please download it from here.


Developer tutorials

How to integrate online help into your application.
These free tutorials cover all aspects for help file integration for the most common development tools.


Help & Manual 6 User manual (17 mb)

This is an additional user manual in PDF format for Help & Manual.


Help & Manual - Section 508 VPAT

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) - this document describes how the accessibility features of Help & Manual help federal agencies address the requirements of Section 508 Standards.


Help & Manual Print Manual Designer (Stand-alone Version) (3.4 mb)

Stand-alone version of the Help & Manual Print Manual Designer (also included in the H&M download). This setup file is intended for translators to translate print manual and PDF template files for Help & Manual. Download and run the setup file hmdesignersetup.exe.


Help & Manual 5 (42 mb)

Previous version!
This is the last version Help & Manual 5.6 (build 1360) for users who have not upgraded yet.

Help & Manual 4 (27 mb)

Old version!
This is the old version of Help & Manual 4.5.