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On Windows, eWriter Help is the modern alternative to the obsolete CHM format for local application help. It offers full support for context-sensitive help and file links and combines the benefits of CHM and WebHelp while eliminating many of the disadvantages of both. On MacOS eWriter provides an software help format that is not otherwise available in this integrated form.

This topic provides a quick overview of the link options. For full details see the EWriter for Software Help chapter.

Viewer installation for eWriter as software documentation

When you are using eWriter as software documentation to replace CHM files you need to know where the viewer is so that you can make your calls to it reliably. We recommend installing the standard version of the viewer for this together with your software. See EWriter for Software Help for details.

Each book is opened in a separate instance of the eViewer app

Each book you open has one and only one instance. If you make another call to the same book it will apply to the open instance. You can have multiple books open at the same time. To address the individual books you include the name of the book in your call along with the parameters, as shown below.

See also:

eWriter Help (publishing information)

eWriter Help (reference)