YouTube videos are extremely useful to easily share an animated content such as a step-by-step guide or an how-to movie. It is worth considering adding a YouTube video in an HTML based documentation, such as a CHM help file, to showcase a procedure and make it more easily and rapidly understandable by the end-user. As an added advantage, the video file won't be embedded in the final documentation but streamed directly from YouTube, thus lowering the final documentation's size. Let's see how fast and easy it is to add a YouTube video to a CHM help file or an HTML documentation using HelpNDoc.
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A new version of HelpNDoc has just been released for download and features many additions and bug fixes. This new version 3.3 includes new features such as a JQuery mobile template or the reintroduction of the extended table of contents, as well as many bug fixes and enhancements.
We created a new HTML5 template based on the JQuery Mobile framework for the next version of HelpNDoc and we didn't see any reason not to release it before as it is compatible with any version of HelpNDoc 3. So if you don't want to wait, you can download the new HTML template and read on for more information and installation instruction.
A new version of HelpNDoc has just been released for download and features many additions and bug fixes. This new version 3.2 introduces two of the most requested features: the possibility to generate a table of contents with page numbers in Word and PDF documents and a way to clean the CHM output directory after generation.
This is with great pleasure that we announce the immediate availability of a maintenance release: HelpNDoc 3.0.2
HelpNDoc keeps getting better and better and this new version brings back the command line compiler (to silently generate documentation from the command line), and due to popular demand, the ruler (which can be activated from the options dialog) which were not available in earlier versions of HelpNDoc 3.
HelpNDoc 3.0.1 is available for immediate download and is essentially a bug fix for the recent HelpNDoc 3 release. This new version fixes problems with Internet Explorer 7 and 8 in the generated HTML documentation, with project handling in some cases and reduces memory consumption, amongst other fixes. You can download HelpNDoc 3.0.1 Personal Edition now to benefit from the fixes.
Update: Version 184.108.40.206 fixes the lack of footers in HTML/CHM documentation.
Google Analytics (GA) is a free service offered by Google which can track various anonymous information about users visiting a web-site, such as which page has been viewed and for how long. It can generate many detailed reports on how those users behaved and is a key tool to understand the audience needs and expectations from any online material. Integrating Google Analytics into an HTML documentation is very useful to gain precise knowledge of what viewers were searching for and can be easily done with HelpNDoc's powerful template system.