From Indigo Byte Systems
Dr.Explain is a help authoring tool for rapid creation of help files and user guides. Using its unique auto capture and annotation technology, developers can document their software interfaces almost hands down. When set to work, Dr.Explain parses a live application and automatically produces screenshots of its windows along with a sequence of callouts for each window control. Users only have to add some description to each callout as needed. Dr.Explain can output the results as a set of HTML pages, CHM help file or RTF document complete with screenshots, cross-references, menus and an index page. The output is accurate and professional.
Dr.Explain is ideal for software developers, ISV, micro ISV and technical writers. It handles all the complexities of help formatting and generation, allowing them to concentrate on pure writing. This saves them days that would otherwise be wasted. Dr.Explain is also great to keep help documentation in sync with software updates. Since all data is stored in a single source file, developers can easily edit or update any portion of an existing file. In doing this, they are not required to rearrange the entire help or generate a new file. Developers will also benefit from the opportunity to customize the appearance of their help
Improved user interface
A wider work area, modern icons and compact toolbars will make your work easy and pleasant.
A single page for entire topic's content
No more separate edit boxes for every control. Entire topic content is now presented on a single page and is ready for immediate editing and rearranging. This is a true WYSIWYG in action.
Easily modifiable page layout
No more firm page structure. You may freely rearrange objects and layout page content in the editor.
On-demand screenshot annotating mode
Screenshot annotating mode is activated by double click on the screenshot image and grabs the workspace area only when it's actually required. The floating panels will help you organize your workspace layout as you need.
Search and Index functionality in HTML (On-line) Manuals
Now, your users will be able to search through your on-line manual. This functionality doesn't require scripting capabilities on your server and may be used even on web sites with simple or free hosting.
A highly demanded function has been finally implemented. Now you are able to create true PDF files with national characters support, images, links, bookmarks, and table of contents.
Text formatting styles
Adjust formatting options of headings, sub-headigs and normal text. Create your own custom styles and quickly apply them to your document parts.
Updated color themes
The attractive color themes will make your documentation to look really professional.
Extended settings for images
Image setting has been enriched with border, margin, scale, and dependency options.
HTML code snippets
You can enrich your documentation with ability to insert raw HTML code snippets into your pages.
Lots of tiny improvements and tweaks
Several dozens of requested improvements will make your work with the Dr.Explain 4.0 much more intuitive, faster, and easier.
Watermark on output