Putting together the documentation that will be attached to a certain product can be a lengthy process, especially for complex projects. Nonetheless, there are many specialized utilities that can be of assistance when it comes to authoring help files and WordToHelp is one of them.
With the setup procedure complete, the program is ready to be deployed immediately so you can get to meet the friendly GUI in no time. The functions are neatly organized and distributed under relevant tabs, so they can be accessed easier.
When creating the help files you can use these tabs as steps in the process and visit each of them in order until reaching the 'Build' section where the project can be finalized.
WordToHelp comes with several options dedicated to customizing the projects so they will meet every expectation. Starting with the source file, which is always a Word document, you can create the table of contents and add new titles to the already existing ones.
A great thing about this tool is the fact that it comes with several page templates you can choose from when configuring the Web help layout. These templates can be easily modified, so you can create some of your own and save them for later use.
Besides HTML and Web help formats, this application is able to generate PDF help and there are a few parameters you can tweak there also. More precisely, you have the possibility of choosing the initial view settings, which includes selecting the visible panes, the magnification value and the page layout.
On the whole, WordToHelp comes well equipped to offer a simple method of generating help files for a product. The features are not too complex and the overall feel is that it is a tool geared towards beginners rather than offering functions for advanced users and professionals.