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There is now a standalone eWriter Viewer app for viewing eWriter books. This means that all your books can be data-only for the easiest possible distribution. There are two versions of this app:

Free Windows Store Viewer app:

This app is available free from Windows Store and allows you to distribute eWriter books to anyone with Windows 10. If you use the default .ewriter book format you no longer need to install a viewer or distribute an EXE book. Users who don't have the viewer will be prompted to get it from the Windows store when they try to open an .ewriter book.

Windows Store location:

https://www.microsoft.com/de-at/p/ewriter-viewer/9mzd18c6288w

When users who don't have the app installed try to open an .ewriter book Windows 10 automatically prompts them to get the app in the Windows Store:

 

Windows 10 users are automatically prompted to get the viewer from the Windows Store when they open an eWriter eBook

Windows 10 users are automatically prompted to get the viewer from the Windows Store when they open an eWriter eBook

Installer for the Viewer app for end users

The installer for the eViewer app for end users is always available on the eWriter website at:

http://www.e-writer.com/

Note that you shouldn't use this for deploying eWriter as a software developer. If you are going to be using eWriter for your own software documentation you should install the eViewer.exe along with your own application and make your calls directly to that. See the topic on eWriter for software documentation for details on setting this up.

Standard Viewer app for Windows 7 and XP and software developers:

This is the standard Windows version of the same viewer app, which works with Windows 8, XP, Vista, Windows 7 and all later versions of Windows as well. It is included with the standalone eWriter Creator program and is also available as a free downloadable installer for end users (see above).

The eViewer.exe executable for software developers

You can always find the current version of the eViewer.exe in the Help+Manual program directory. It requires no installation or registry keys and can even be run from a USB stick. Just install it along with your software and make your calls to your help files by calling eViewer.exe along with the parameters for the help file and the topic you want to display.

See the topic on eWriter for software documentation for details on setting this up.