Overview of MGTEK Help Producer

MGTEK Help Producer is a document conversion tool for that allows you to create professional HTML help systems from Help Producer integrated with Microsoft Worda Microsoft® Word® document.

Help Producer is an add-in that is seamlessly integrated into the user interface of Microsoft Word, which makes authoring a help file as easy as writing a regular Word document. With a click on a button, Help Producer will analyze your Word document and generate all files necessary to build a help file, such as project files, table of contents files, index files, HTML topic files, and graphics.

Help Producer can take advantage of many of Microsoft Word's existing editing and formatting features, including colors, fonts, styles, lists, tables, embedded pictures or objects, and even auto-shapes. In addition to the ability to leverage off the authoring features offered by Microsoft Word, Help Producer has many innovative and exciting features that will help technical writers create professional help files.

Help Producer Project EditorAs the first help authoring tool in the industry, Help Producer can generate help files from Microsoft Word documents authored with the document template MSDN20, a template provided with the Visual Studio Help Integration Kit (VSHIK); However, Help Producer can be customized to work with many other document templates.

Help Producer has support for the popular Microsoft HTML Help 1.0 format, as well as for the new Microsoft Help 2.0 introduced with Visual Studio .NET. A built-in project editor allows you to make changes to any properties found in Microsoft HTML Help 1.0 and Microsoft Help 2.0.

In addition to all standard features found in HTML Help, such as table of contents and index generation, we have added support for more advanced features, such as K-links and A-links, text popups, conditional topics, topic IDs, and much more.

The appearance of the generated Help Files is fully customizable through HTML templates and themes, a powerful feature unique to Help Producer. Help Producer is fully programmable through a scripting object model with over 100 objects. This enables you to perform any post-processing on the help project, so that the generated output fits your specific needs.