WordToHelp is a software tool developed specifically in order to aid individuals create Help files, using Microsoft Word documents.
The installation process does not offer to download or add new products that are not necessary for this program to work properly, and it is over in a few seconds. The interface you come by happens to encompass quite a simple design, as it is built with several tabs. Anybody can learn to work with it, without encountering difficulties.
On the one hand, it is possible to upload DOC(X) documents to the utility only by using the built-in file browser, as the “drag and drop” function is not incorporated. On the other hand, you can create Help files in formats such as CHM, HTML and PDF.
Each and every one of these contains a number of parameters you can tinker with. To be more accurate, when it comes to CHM files, you can change language and character set, choose other icons from a built-in list, as well as a page template.
When creating Web Help items, you can change the font color and background color, translate the original text, load a TSL file from the hard drive or use Google Translate. When it comes to PDFs, you can choose the page layout, zoom factor and panes in the initial view.
Last, but not least, you can click the “Build” button and let the program do the heavy lifting. This process does not last a lot, and once it is complete, you can open the containing directory or the resulted file. You should also know you can view recent projects and save project to a WFW format, so that you can continue them at a later date.
All in all, WordToHelp proves to be quite a useful piece of software, for people who are interested in creating Help files. It has a good response time, it does not burden your computer’s performance, and the interface is intuitive.