Help+Manual comes with a fully-featured graphics editing program called Impict. This program is designed specifically for editing and enhancing screenshots and other graphics used in help and documentation projects. Since Impict comes with its own comprehensive help this topic only explains how to start the program and how to open graphics files for editing in Impict from the Help+Manual editor.
For full details on editing images with Impict see the program's own help.
Several of the functions described below only open Impict if it is set as your default image editor. This is the default setting when Help+Manual is installed.
1.Select Program Options in the View tab and then select the General tab in the dialog displayed.
2.Check that impict.exe is selected in the Default Image Editor: field. If it isn't use the browse button to select this file in the Help+Manual program directory, which is normally C:\Program Files\EC Software\HelpAndManual7.
Alternatively you can also select any other graphics editing program. Then most of the functions described below will open this program instead of Impict.
There are several different ways to start Impict:
•Select the Image Editor tool in Project > Tools.
•Select Impict in the Help+Manual program group in the Windows Start menu.
•Right-click on an image in the Help+Manual editor and select the option for editing the image in Impict.
1.Click once on the image you want to edit in the Help+Manual editor to select it.
2.Select Image Editor in Project > Tools or right-click on the image and select the option for editing the image in Impict.
Note that these options will open the image in a different image editor if Impict is not defined as your default image editor (see above).