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Help+Manual 8.5.0 Build 5980 [Older versions]
H&M VersionDate Released
Version 8.4.42022-05-28Free update if your maintenance for version 8 includes the release date.
Version 8.4.32022-02-04
Version 8.4.22021-12-17
Version 8.4.12021-09-29
Version 8.3.12021-03-23
Version 8.3.02021-01-22
Version 7.5.42019Download this setup to re-install version 7.
Version 6.5.62015Download this setup to re-install version 6.

Release notes (Aug 21, 2022)

End User License Agreement

System requirements

Supported OS:
Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 (Windows XP and older not supported).

Hardware requirements:
2 GB RAM, up to 350 MB disk space, screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher.

Installer includes English and German UI

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The trial of HelpXplain is fully functional for 30-days without limitations!

HelpXplain 1.6.0 Build 1470 [Older versions]
HelpXplain VersionDate Released
Version 1.5.02021-04-14Free update if your maintenance includes the release date.

Release notes (Feb 7, 2022)

End User License Agreement

System requirements

Supported OS:
Windows 11 / 10 / 8 / 7 (Windows XP and older not supported).

Hardware requirements:
4 GB RAM, up to 200 MB disk space, screen resolution of 1024x768 or higher.

Installer includes English and German UI



Additional Downloads

Alternative MSI Setup for Help+Manual

For sysadmins who want to distribute Help+Manual to multiple PCs, this is a silent MSI setup package for Help+Manual, as an alternative to the executable installer above.


Spell checker dictionaries

The setup of Help+Manual includes English and German dictionaries, but many more are available! Because Help+Manual uses the open source dictionary files from OpenOffice, you can download the desired language from the OpenOffice extensions download page.

How to download and install dictionaries:

  • Go to the OpenOffice extensions download page
  • Select Dictionaries from the extensions list
  • Download the required language file to your computer. You will receive a file with an ".OXT" file extension
  • Copy the OXT file into the "\Dictionaries" folder of your Help+Manual installation


Microsoft Help Compiler

Installer for Microsoft HTML Help Workshop ("htmlhelp.exe"). Most software development tools ship the Microsoft help compiler, so you may already have installed it.

Note: After installing you will see a message that you "already have a newer version of HTML Help". Please ignore it! This message refers to the run-time components for displaying HTML Help on Windows, and on current computers the existing runtimes are always newer than those in the HTML Help Workshop package.


Developer tutorials

How to integrate online help into your application.
These free tutorials cover all aspects for help file integration for the most common development tools.


Help+Manual User manual (62 mb)

This is an additional user manual in PDF format for Help+Manual.


Help+Manual - Section 508 VPAT

Voluntary Product Accessibility Template (VPAT) - this document describes how the accessibility features of Help+Manual help federal agencies address the requirements of Section 508 Standards.


Help+Manual Print Manual Designer (Stand-alone Version) (11 mb)

Stand-alone version of the Help+Manual Print Manual Designer (also included in the H+M download). This setup file is intended for translators to translate print manual and PDF template files for Help+Manual. Download and unzip the archive file


Free Software

We offer several free software products which typically work as stand-alone tools or as complementary add-ons for our commercial products Help+Manual and HelpXplain. You'll find the download links on the corresponding product page!


eWriter Viewer

eWriter Viewer App
This is a free app to display and run eBooks ending with ".ewriter". Both, Help+Manual and HelpXplain can create eWriter eBooks. To view these eBooks, your just need to install the viewer app.

Download eWriter Viewer


eWriter Creator

eWriter Creator
eWriter Creator is a free Windows tool to create eWriter eBooks. It is a HTML-to-EXE and eBook compiler. It allows you to package a complete HTML application into an independent and executable app.

Download eWriter Creator


Qt Help Converter

QtHelpConverter takes a compiled CHM file and outputs Qt help (.qch). Qt is a cross-platform application framework for developing application software that can be run on various software and hardware platforms.

Download QtHelpConverter


Help+Manual 2 Go

Help+Manual 2 Go
Help+Manual 2 Go is a mini web server for redistribution. It serves any HTML page to the local default webbrowser. The server works with the WebHelp systems of all major help authoring and documentation tools, including Help+Manual Webhelp.

Download Help+Manual 2 Go