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Full features list of Precision Helper

Basic features 
Help projects management (favorite projects, recently opened projects)
Creating, opening, editing and saving the help projects in native HHPformat
Batch project compilations (definition and management of project compilation lists)
Publishing (export) into the following formats: CHM, WebHelp, PDF and single html document
Automatic backup of project files and application data files
Multilanguage user interface including help and compiler error message reference (switching language without restarting)
Modern look and feel, working with multiple topics in tabs
Table of contents editing 
Extensive editing possibilities for table of contents - using keyboard, clipboard, drag drop between instances of application, drag drop from and into other applications
Working with any table of contents defined in the project (easy selection of contents for editing)
Object Inspector, the tool for easy setting parameters and behaviour (for selected topic as well as for whole contents)
Automatic insertion of topics into the contents - different options of topic sources
A lot of options for selecting or creating a topic (enter the url, file selection via the system dialog, project file selection dialog, selecting the topic from external help, creating a copy of another topic, creating a blank topic, etc.)
Option to include an external contents (from different contents file and / or from different help file)
Possibility to use predefined external editor or associated application for topic editing
Printing, previewing, finding text and zooming the displayed topic
Quick assignment of keywords (ia. adding text, that is selected in the current topic)
Quick searching (filtering) of content items
Mutual navigation to the topics between contents, index and contexts
Index of keywords 
Possibility to define a structured index, as well as links between the keywords - using the keyboard, clipboard, drag drop between application instances and / or other applications)
Possibility to work with any index defined in the project (an easy selection of the index to edit)
Object Inspector, the tool for easy setting parameters and behaviour (for selected keyword as well as for whole index)
Automatic insertion of keywords from topic titles into the index - different options of topic sources
A lot of options for selecting or creating a topic (enter the url, file selection via the system dialog, project file selection dialog, selecting the topic from external help, creating a copy of another topic, creating a blank topic, etc.)
Possibility to use predefined external editor or associated application for editing
Printing, previewing, finding text and zooming the displayed topic
Quick assignment of keywords during the editing of table of contents (see Table of contents editing)
Quick searching (filtering) of keywords
Mutual navigation to the topics between contents, index and contexts
Context-sensitive help editor 
Complex editor of context-sensitive help - full control over assigning context IDs, alias IDs, source files and commentaries.
Allows editing in simple mode (only help context ID is required)
Possibility to enter Text popups
The context-sensitive table is automatically pre-filled with all topics defined anywhere in the project (it means during editing, not for saving)
Automatic mapping of contextual and symbolic identifiers (all blank, or only currently edited line of the table)
Option to store the context help items directly to the help project file or to an external source files (.h, .ali, .txt)
Editor informs you about duplicities (quick warning message after item editing, visual indication)
Several options for table filtering
Copying to the clipboard, pasting from clipboard - allows easy transfer of table items between the instances of the application as well as between different applications (eg. Microsoft Excel, text editors, developer tools)
File preview for currently selected table row
Additional project editing 
Editing the list of included files, the files explicitly included in the resulting help - many filtering options, preview of selected file in the list, transfer to and from the clipboard, drag drop between different application instances and /or other applications (Windows Explorer, text editor, etc.)
Window type definitions, including the visual designer (defining buttons, navigation pane tabs, main menu, font, colors, etc.)
Copying window type definition to the clipboard - allows you to transfer the window type between application instances and /or between other applications (in native Microsoft HHP format)
Editing the merged external help files list - quick searching, clipboard support, drag drop support for application instances and / or for Windows Explorer, text editor, etc.
Direct manual editing of other project sections (INFO TYPES, SUBTYPES)
Import 
CHM - creating a new help project via decompilation of selected Microsoft CHM file
Project files - searching for existing help projects in the selected folder and their adding into the projects list
Export 
CHM - compiling the help project into the Microsoft CHM format (user defined compiler can be used - hha.dll/hhc.exe)
WebHelp - creating an online help (support for user defined templates)
ePUB - creating an e-book
Single document - creating a single html document PDF
Other tools 
CHM Viewer (browsing the content of CHM file)
API Tester (for developers: testing the Html Help API - CHM file selection, testing desired context ID, topic file and / or keyword)
User defined external tools (CHM compiler, html editor, image editor, web browser)
User interface 
Modern user interface, wide set of options for setting the "look and feel" (color schemes, panel layouts, tabs style, navigation panel buttons layout, etc.)
Working with multiple topics in tabs - also more tabs can be opened for other editors and lists (builds list, window type designers, etc.)
Quick launch - buttons with user defined actions, located directly on the product welcome page
Global search - searching texts (words) in selected areas of project and application (including topic texts)
Quick searching (filtering) in all available lists
Proven model of the Object Inspector, known from many developer tools
Large set of possibilities in project file selection dialog - different search places, filtering by file type and / or name, browsing compiled help files (CHM) as a folder, etc.
Tray icon (option to show/hide)
Possibility of opening the selected topic not only in a defined editor or browser, but also in other applications (associated applications, a list of applications in which the file was last opened)
Starting with parameters - opening the new application instance
Wide support for clipboard and mouse dragging functionality - between application instances and / or between Precision Helper and other applications
Full implementation of Microsoft Html Help Project file format
Miscellaneous 
Context-sensitive help - help for specific situations in the application is always displayed in the Help tab)
Html Help Compiler Error Message Reference included
Product has no special requirements neither for hardware nor for software
License Freeware

Note: The list does not contain a new features introduced in version 2.0 of Precision Helper yet.



Current version

Version: 2.0 RC2
Released: 20.6.2011

License: Freeware

System requirements:
MS Windows 2000/XP/Vista/7

Product translations:

Beta versions and updates ...     (15.07.2012 - German translation)

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