HelpScribble is a full-featured, easy-to-use help authoring tool for creating help files from start to finish. You can create WinHelp (.hlp) files, HTML Help (.chm) files, a printed manual and online documentation (on a web site) all from the same HelpScribble project.
If you have previously used another help authoring tool, you can reuse your work by importing the HPJ+RTF files created with the other tool or by a help decompiler.
You can use the help files you make with HelpScribble to provide context-sensitive help with your Windows applications, no matter which development tool you use. You can also use HelpScribble to create stand-alone portable documents.
HelpScribble runs on Windows 98, ME, NT4, 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, and 10. It can create help files for all these versions of Windows, and also for Windows 3.1 and 95.
I could rattle on all day about how great HelpScribble is. But do not take my word for it!
“A developer friend of mine suggested HelpScribble years ago when Windows forced me to make a change and I am so thankful. I upgrade my EZ Home and Office Address Book several times a year which means I also need to update the help program. HelpScribble makes it so easy. I take my help program very seriously and then use many excerpts from the help program on my website which saves me a significant amount of time. Thanks for a great product!”—ElwoodSoftware.com
21 June 2013, Florida, USA
"I would like to say thanks for HelpScribble. It is idiosyncratic in one or two minor aspects, which is something I like actually, but it is so easy to use and makes the job of writing help files a pleasure. I followed the guidance given in your own "How to write a great help file" topic, and a reviewer of my product had this to say: "I think the help is some of the best written user assistance material I have seen for software of any kind - clear, informative and thorough". I'm happy to share the credit for that with HelpScribble."
26 June 2008, Australia
"Great Product!! It makes doing my help files a breeze. The helpfile is the hardest part of my projects that I have to do. It is cumbersome and equates to doing paperwork. But, HelpScribble got me past this issue. It was by far the best investment I could have made.
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5 July 2013, Korea
"Your Help Scribble product is awesome. I downloaded the demo version and was able to complete in one week a help file project I have been putting off for a year. Your online demos are spot on. Its rare to find a software product that works as easily and as well as the author claims it will. I only hope my software package, the one I needed the help file for, works as well as yours. Thanks again for a great product."
2 December 2005, Indiana, USA