If you have used eWriter in earlier versions of Help+Manual, please check the following list of changes for the Windows version of eWriter Help and the eViewer application. The configuration options have been simplified and the syntax for making context help calls to your eWriter Help files has been modified for consistency across the Windows and MacOS versions.
If you are new to eWriter you can skip this page. All the information you need is in the rest of the chapter.
Note that your old syntax for making calls to your eWriter Help files is still supported. However, we recommend switching to the new syntax for maximum future compatibility.
•New Open Menu
•Old context help syntax: still supported
•The viewer dimensions and position presets are deprecated (see below)
•The toolbar has updated icons and is visible by default
•The home button on the toolbar has been removed
•The eViewer application now comes with a choice of 6 user interfaceI languages and you can edit the text strings for additional languages.
•Save last position to registry
Previous versions of eViewer had a configurable option in Help+Manual to save the last window position and size to the Windows registry. The window position was then stored for each eWriter Help file. The new version automatically saves the last window position and size set by the user. The values are stored globally for all .ewriter files and individually for each eWriter .exe file, if you use that format.
|If you distribute your own copy of eViewer with your software, the stored window position affects your copy only, not any other installations of eViewer on the same computer.|
|You can overwrite the remembered window position with the defpos command line parameter. This parameter affects the first call to an .ewriter file only. Subsequent calls (if the .ewriter file has already been opened) will not change the window position at runtime.|
Previous versions of eViewer had a configurable project option in Help+Manual to make the resulting .ewriter file switch to kiosk mode (a borderless full-screen display mode) when it was opened. The new version of eViewer ignores this option in .ewriter files. If you wish to use kiosk mode you must now use the command line interface and the defpos parameter.
•Window width and height
You can now only specify the initial starting dimensions for eViewer, which will only be used the very first time a help file is opened. After that, the last dimensions used by the user are stored and used the next time the help is opened. You can overwrite the remembered window position with the defpos command line parameter.
•Maximized eViewer window
This is no longer available as a project option in Help+Manual. The eViewer window will now only open maximized if it was maximized the last time the user closed it.
•Window is centered on screen
This too is no longer available as a project option in Help+Manual. The eViewer window position now depends on the position it was in the last time the user closed it.
•Window is sizable
The eViewer window is now always sizable, except when kiosk mode is activated via the command line.al