To open the Publishing Task Manager select Publish in the File Menu, then click on Task Manager at the upper right to show the Task Manager page. Help+Manual includes a ready-made publishing task called "Common" for the three most common output formats.
A publishing task consists of a list of "actions". Each action is one publishing operation for your project. The action definition includes the output format (CHM, WebHelp, PDF etc.) and the output file name and path, whether you want to delete the temporary files and display the finished help automatically and the include options for conditional output. In addition to this, the actions can also include a list of variables you want to redefine for this specific task.
For full instructions, see Creating and editing tasks.
1.Double-click on each action in the task and check at least the output file name and path. If you want, you can also set include options and redefine some variables in your project as well.
2.Close the action editing dialog and click on Publish Task to finish. Help+Manual will then perform all the publishing task actions one after another.
3.There is no step 3, you're finished!
If you want, you can also publish just individual actions in a task instead of all of them.
1.Select the actions you want to publish in the task. If you want to select more than one action use Ctrl+Click and Shift+Click.
2.Right click on the selected items or click on More... to display the context menu:
3.Select Publish Selected Items to publish.
If you are in a hurry you can repeat recent manual publish operations with the "Recent Publishes" task, which is generated automatically by Help+Manual. You will only see this task if you have published the current project manually at least once.
You can repeat all the publish operations stored in Recent Publishes unchanged, publish individual actions (see above) or edit the actions to change them before publishing.
Don't try to permanently save actions in Recent Publishes. They will be overwritten by your next manual publish operations!