FlyHelp is a convenient tool for developers, help authors, and technical writers to create HTML Help (CHM) format and Web Help (Browser-based Help). Importing Microsoft HTML Help projects (.HHP files), importing Word files, decompiling CHM files and extracting resource files from CHM files, converting CHM files to Web Help! More attractively, it can open and edit CHM files directly! FlyHelp will reduce your development time and costs!
Rapidly streamline authoring
Creating Help files doesn't have to be time-consuming (or costly). FlyHelp is an easy to use authoring tool that simplifies the creation, editing, and conversion of HTML Help (CHM).
Adding existing HTML files or other file types (such as .pdf, .doc, .txt, .swf, etc.) into a CHM file is as simple as dragging files from windows resource explorer onto your Help book.
Using the built-in browser you can quickly preview and test your topics as they will look and function in Internet Explorer or HTML Help viewer.
Quickly convert CHM to Web Help
Web Help, also called Browser-based Help, is designed for use by authors who want their end users can view their Web-based or desktop application Help on any browser and platform. Web Help can be deployed on the Internet, extranet or intranet as well as on Windows, Macintosh, Unix, Linux and Sun Solaris systems.
Web Help is an uncompiled Help type that supports standard Help features (such as TOC, index, and search), but also provides a customizable appearance.
Visual TOC Editor and Multiple TOCs
The visual TOC editor is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. You can move topics, rename topics, sort topics, copy and paste topics in the editor.
The Multiple TOCs(Tables of Contents) feature enables you to create multiple tables of contents in a single project. This is a useful feature. For example, you have created a project containing topics in the English, German, and Chinese languages. You can use the Multiple TOCs feature to create the three language-specific Tables of Contents. And then select an appropriate TOC at the time of publishing.
Visual Index Editor and Multiple Indexes
The visual Index editor is a WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) editor. You can move keywords, rename keywords, copy and paste keywords in the editor.
The Multiple Indexes feature enables you to create multiple indexes in a single project. This is a useful feature. For example, you have created a project containing keywords in the English and German languages. You can use the Multiple Indexes feature to create the two language-specific indexes. And then select an appropriate index at the time of publishing.
Using FlyHelp you can design multi-level indexes quickly and easily.
Built-in WYSIWYG HTML Editor
FlyHelp contains a built-in WYSIWYG (What You See Is What You Get) HTML editor for editing HTML-based topics.
WYSIWYG editing to HTML can help you edit HTML topics effectively without knowing HTML. The built-in WYSIWYG HTML editor conforms to HTML standards.
You can use it to highlight important text, format text, copy/cut/paste text, create bulleted and numbered lists, move information, insert/change links, multimedia and much more.
You can author HTML topics in another editor (such as Microsoft FrontPage or Macromedia Dreamweaver). FlyHelp allows you to launch them at run time.
Built-in HTML Source Code Editor
Source code editor works like a text editor. You can use it to type, cut, copy, and paste HTML tags and text. Using it experienced HTML developers can view and modify the HTML tags directly.
The tags in the Source Code Editor are color-coded for easier viewing and editing.
To facilitate your work and authoring, FlyHelp includes a toolbox that is related to CHM. Using the toolbox you can explore CHM files, decompile CHM files.
CHM Explorer provides an easy way to extract resources from .CHM files. Using it you can easily extract HTML files, images (.gif, .jpg, etc.), style sheets (.css), index (.hhk), table of contents (.hhc) from CHM files.