WebHelp Authoring Suite 2012 Features

·    Single Word document or other source input, multiple CHM and Web help outputs.

·    New CHM Modern option supports Unicode and multilingual documents.

·    Full-text multilingual document search in Web and CHM Modern helps.

·    Very friendly easy-to-use GUI and extremely fast execution times.

·    Simple re-usability via projects and flexible project templates.

·    Command line mode for batch process and build server applications.

·    Full control via settings, built-in add-ins, and your own customized add-ins.

Product Comparison

Features

Help systems

Creates Web Help

Help system on web, local driver, CD or other media with multilingual full-text search.  Supports all major web browsers.

Yes

Yes

No

Creates Web Site

Create a web site easily from a Word document.

Yes

Yes

No

Creates CHM Classic Help

E-book or local CHM help.

Yes

No

Yes

Creates CHM Modern Help

The next generation CHM help with Unicode support and multilingual full-text search.

Yes

No

Yes

Formats, styles and navigation

Keeps formats and styles of the Word document

Yes

Yes

Yes

Creates cover/welcome page

Creates a cover page according to the contents prior to the first heading automatically.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create page navigator

Displays navigation icons and breadcrumbs in the HTML page header.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Create related topics

Creates hyperlinks to the related topics at the end of page.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Convert cross-references into hyperlinks

Converts cross-references in Word documents into hyperlinks.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Outline and topic tree

Create topic tree

Creates topic tree according to the outline of Word documents.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Set the max level of the topic tree

Controls the maximize level of the topic tree.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Merge topic at a specified outline level

Merges contents of sub-topics at the specified outline level.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Master/sub-documents supports

Converts multiple Word documents into one single web help system.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Advanced

Creates index

Yes

Yes

Yes

Full-text search engine

Yes

Yes

Yes

Multilingual search engine1

Search multilingual keywords at the same time.  Supports all major languages.

Yes

Yes

Yes

CHM Help API

Yes

No

Yes

Macrobject Help API

The universal Help API for both WebHelp and ChmHelp.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Template based and customizable

Creates different appearance of web help systems by different templates.  Users can create custom template based on the visual identity of their organizations.

Yes

Yes

Yes

Customizable addins

Supports add-ins that greatly increase processing ability.  Users can create add-ins themselves.

Yes

Yes

Yes

1 - The feature is not available in CHM Classic.