HelpNDoc User Manual
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The template editor is used to manage all kinds of templates:
The template selection lists all templates available on the current computer. To manage a
specific template, select it in that list.
Standard templates (included with HelpNDoc's installation) are marked as such: they can't
The create template button can be used to create a new template of any kind: select the
template kind and enter a unique name to create that template;
The duplicate template button can be used to duplicate the currently selected template. This
can be useful to create a small variation of a template or test some modifications without
altering the original template;
The rename template button can be used to rename the currently selected template.
HelpNDoc will make sure the newly entered name is valid and unique;
The delete template button can be used to delete the currently selected template. Warning:
this action will permanently delete the selected template from the current system and this
action can't be undone.
Customizing a template
Once a template is selected in the template editor, various customizable sections are available.
Those sections differ based on the kind of templates currently being selected.
Note: Standard templates, which are included with HelpNDoc's installation are read-only and
can't be modified.
· HTML based templates
: the general settings, variables, script files and assets can be
customized. HTML based templates include the following documentation formats: CHM,
HTML, ePub, Kindle and Qt Help;
· Word and PDF templates
: the page settings, cover page, headers, footers, table of contents
and topic titles can be customized.
HTML based templates
HTML based templates include CHM, HTML, ePub, Kindle and Qt Help templates. In the template
, select an HTML based template to access its customizable settings:
· General settings
: customize the file extension, inheritance and other general settings for that
: manage variables which can be used by the template;
· Script files
: manage script files used to generate the final documentation;
: manage assets bundled with the final documentation