The Project Converter

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The Project Converter

This tool converts the now-obsolete project files created with Help+Manual 3 (.hm3) and 4 (.hmx) to the current Help+Manual XML format. It also has a command line interface so that you can convert multiple files with batch files. See Project converter syntax in the Command Line Options chapter for details.

You can convert old projects directly by opening them. Just click on the File menu, select Open, choose the project type you want to open and follow the instructions displayed. This will also give you the option of opening the external converter program.

You can also open the Project Converter manually by selecting it in the Help+Manual program group in the windows Start menu. This gives you more control over the conversion options.

Click to expand/collapseHow to convert projects
Click to expand/collapseUsing the external Project Converter
Click to expand/collapseInvisible topics from obsolete Help+Manual project formats (HM3 and HM4)
Click to expand/collapseHelp+Manual 5 and 6 projects do not require conversion
Click to expand/collapseAbout converting Help+Manual 4 projects
Click to expand/collapseAbout converting Help+Manual 3 projects

See also:

Creating Projects

Importing Data

Text Formatting and Styles

Dynamic Styles

Working with Tables