Screenshots of Helen 2.7

The help authoring tool Helen offers the convenience of a graphical user interface combined with the efficiency of the JavaHelpTM system. Please scroll down to see some examples how working with Helen looks like. Clicking the images will show them in original size.

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WYSIWYG HTML editing
Integrated WYSIWYG HTML editing functionality allows full control over the HTML files of the project. WYSIWYG topic editor with file opened in design view.

Building an online help from scratch using the wizard
A powerful wizard guarantees an easy start and performs the basic work.

Wizard, step 1:
Creating a project
 Wizard, step 2:
Adding HTML files to the project
 Wizard, step 3:
Automatic index generation (manual editing possible)
 Wizard, step 4:
Automatic table of contents generation (manual editing possible)
 Wizard, step 5:
Saving the project as JAR archive and opening it in preview
 Wizard, step 6:
Checking the online help in preview

Creating a search index
A search index for the online help can be created automatically.
Creating a search index using a stopword list.

Checking project consistency
The consistency check helps to get a stable online help and to avoid errors.
Output of errors and warnings referring to project consistency.

Testing in Preview
The integrated WYSIWYG Preview makes intensive testing of the online help possible.
Preview with search expression.

Setting Preferences
Detailed preferences let you configure the working environment.
"External Editors" preference: Defining applications for external file editing.