We are glad to announce the release of HelpNDoc 5.6, a major update of the popular help authoring tool which can be downloaded completely free for personal use and evaluation purposes. This major update includes dozens of syntax highlighters for multiple programming languages, better SEO for the HTML documentation formats, persistent customization for the quick access toolbar; enhanced documentation generation and much more. Download your free version of HelpNDoc now and read more to learn about this latest update.

Automatic syntax highlighting for various programming languages

Quickly and reliably highlight sample code using one of the dozens of customizable syntax highlighters available in HelpNDoc.

Adding sample code to a manual or user documentation can be a lengthy process: pasting the code is fast but readers expect the code to be highlighted in order to be more easily readable. Starting with HelpNDoc 5.6, it is possible to rapidly highlight a piece of code using one of the highlighters available. From C# to XML to HTML to SQL to CSS... simply select the code to highlight, click the desired highlighter, and let HelpNDoc do the hard work.

Don't like the default font style and colors used by the syntax highlighters ? Simply use the straightforward syntax highlighting editor to customize it according to your preferences.

Improved HTML documentation generation: better SEO, various bug fixes...

Topics' unique help identifiers (Help ID) are used to generate the generated topics' file name. Up until now, only alpha-numeric characters were allowed in Help Ids in order to be cross-documentation compatible. We have enhanced them to also allow dash "-" characters, offering a way to create clearer, search engine optimized URLs.
The updated HTML documentation generator now correctly handles "control clicking" on hyperlinks to open in a new window, has better support for the Wingdings font, and more...

Various bug fixes and enhancements

As always, we've solved multiple bug reports and features requests, such as the quick access toolbar's customization which is now saved and restored when the application starts. The ability to reach an anchor when CTRL + Clicking on a link in the topic editor. Enhancements in the project analyzer. Performance optimizations... And much more, as can be seen on the detailed change log bellow.
As always, HelpNDoc is completely free and fully functional for personal use and evaluation purposes. So download your copy now and enjoy documenting!