How to create help file chm

How do I create a CHM help file?

HTML Help Compiler (HHC.exe)

However, when you compile your help project to the HTML Help format, HelpSmith uses the HHC.exe compiler to create the final CHM help file. You can download and install MS HTML Help Workshop from our website and then specify the path to the HHC.exe file in HelpSmith settings.

How do you create a help file?

How to Create a CHM Help File, Online Help System, or PDF Manual
  1. Download and Install HelpSmith.
  2. Create a New Help Project.
  3. Add Topics to the Table of Contents.
  4. Write Topic Content in the Built-in Editor.
  5. Add a Hyperlink.
  6. Create the Keyword Index.
  7. Customize Help File Settings.
  8. Compile Your Help Project.

What is a CHM help file?

A CHM file contains help documentation compiled and saved in a compressed HTML format. It may include text, images, and hyperlinks. CHM files are used by Windows programs as an online help solution.

Is CHM file safe?

Also, in 2002, Microsoft announced some security risks associated with the . CHM format, as well as some security bulletins and patches. But reading the CHM file using in HTML format is completely safe.

What can I use to open a CHM file?

  1. Sumatra PDF. Sumatra PDF supports viewing CHM files.
  2. XCHM. XCHM is a cross-platform, open-source CHM viewer.
  3. FBReader. FBReader is a cross-platform, open-source eBook reader that can also read CHM files.
  4. CHM Reader extension for FireFox.
  5. ExtraCHM.
  6. Beyond CHM.
  7. UltraCHM.

How do I convert help to PDF?

How to convert a CHM to a PDF file?
  1. Choose the CHM file you want to convert.
  2. Change quality or size (optional)
  3. Click on “Start conversion” to convert your file from CHM to PDF.
  4. Download your PDF file.

How do I open a CHW file in Windows 10?

The FAR software allows you to view the contents of a CHW file. Choose Authoring → Help File Explorer from the application menu and then select your CHW file.

Why do CHM files not display?

The CHM file is in the restricted Internet zone When a CHM file that you are trying to access is stored remotely, e.g. on the network drive or on a remote server, you may also get in trouble. If the associated security zone is restricted, then CHM files won’t be displayed as well.