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Help & Manual Multi-Channel Publishing
Help & Manual publishes all standard Windows help formats, from HTML Help to Webhelp to Visual Studio Help. It also generates Adobe PDF, Microsoft Word files and ePUB e-books, the standard format supported by the Apple iPad.
Windows help formats
Windows HTML Help (.chm) is the platform-specific format for all Windows applications including .Net. Help & Manual creates CHM files as well as MSHC, a special help format for integration into Microsoft VisualStudio.
The Webhelp publishing format includes a table of contents, keyword index and full-text search. Webhelp is context-sensitive and allows seamless integration into your website. This output format can be highly customized and supports jQuery plugins for animations of non-static content.
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PDF output and print manuals are fully customizable with the bundled Print Manual Designer program: include a table of contents and a keyword index, automatic page referrers for links and cross-references, customized page layouts, headers, footers, page numbering, covers, introductions and more.
With the Apple iPad, e-books have become mainstream. Help & Manual publishes the the standard ePUB e-book format optimized for iPad, iPhone, the Nook Reader and other e-reading devices.
This is a dedicated e-book format for offline reading on e-readers like iPad and iPhone.
Conditional content in single-source projects
Single source is much more than just outputting exactly the same information to different formats. Help & Manual supports multiple table-of-content and build conditions on chapter, topic and text level.