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Dr.Explain is a software developed to aid professionals in designing help manuals. You can use this application to create CHM files, HTML help, online manuals, PDF, and other printable documentation files. Dr.Explain will capture screens from live applications and documents them automatically without offering the user too much hassle. With Dr.Explain, you can easily author help files and product documentation from a live software or a website. Dr.Explain is a paid application that lets you create help documentation for Windows, Java, and Web applications much faster than ever. A fantastic feature of this software for Windows OS is that it comes with a captures application window that recognizes controls, and creates annotated screenshots with numbered tags and callouts automatically.

Cognitive Force Group develops Dr.Explain for Windows 10, 8, 7 and Vista running on 64 bit. You will require sixty-six megabytes (66 MB)free space to install this software on your Windows device. Dr.Explain is a paid software that has three different licenses as well as a demo version. You can purchase the Regular License, Advanced License, or Ultima License as you require for different prices with the regular license being the cheapest at $190 and the Ultima License the most expensive at $390. Even though there are so many dedicated parameters in this application, they are all expressed through a clean and straightforward interface.

Why You Should Use Dr.Explain When Next You Want To Design A Help Manual

This software gives you the opportunity to import data from external files like HTML, CHM, XML, HLP, RTF, DOC, or a plain text, and perform editing operations like “cut,” “copy” “paste,” remove and also undo and redo any other action. Adding a new title to the help manual you are creating is more comfortable due to the well laid out set of functions. You can also create a table of content through this application, add new topics, arrange the order of the topics by toggling them upward or downward, and even rename and/or delete the topic you have selected. Dr.Explain makes good use of single-source editing and content management system to effectively manage text contents, annotated screenshots, and technical illustrations. You can set up the application’s help page layout and topic structure easily, as well as embed keyword indexes and full-text search without having recourse to server-side scripting. Essentially with Dr.Explain, you can create context-sensitive help manuals.

Another important reason why you should use Dr.Explain is that it can create help files, online manuals, and printable documentation all from one source. While creating the online help manuals, you can add search functionality and indexes to them. You can also use Dr.Explain to create CHM help files which may be ideal for inclusion with your software installation. With Dr.Explain creating RTF and PDF formats of your documentation is really easy. It is pertinent to note that this software is basically for professional use. It is perfect for any software vendor from micro ISV and freelancers to big software development companies. Hence it is not the ideal software that a novice user of this kind of application should be looking at.

Dr.Explain also has a large set of customizing options that essentially helps pages to look better styled. Another notable feature of this application is its ability to perform, find, and replace operations, insert relevant images in PNG, JPG, GIF & BMP format, customize the font size of your text, the color it appears in, how it is aligned and the possibility of embedded URLs. You can also create bulleted lists, check for spelling errors by enabling the spell checking option, add a status to every topic you are working on to show how far you have gone (not started, in progress, completed, waiting), and preview the help manual directly in the primary panel in to an output format in HTML, RTF, or CHM format. Finally, Dr.Explain help file maker and documentation writing utility is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish, and Dutch.

Key Features of Dr.Explain Include:

  • A well-organized list of functionality that enables users to perform important actions easily.
  • Clean and straightforward layout.
  • Import data from external files in HTML, CHM, XML, HLP. RTF, DOC, or plain text format and perform basic editing operations on them.
  • Easily add new titles for the help manual, and also create a table of contents, add new topics, rename or delete a selected topic and specify the order of the topic by moving them upwards and downwards.
  • Insert images to the help file.
  • Customize color, font, and alignment of text messages.
  • Enables spell checking option.
  • Preview the help manual in HTML, CHM, or PDF output format straight from the primary panel.
  • Available in nine different languages.

In Conclusion

Dr.Explain is a useful application for creating personalized help manuals without putting in too much effort. Its set of functionality is well laid out, so professionals can go about their creation with little or no hassle. With Dr.Explain, you can create many different help formats, as well as online help manuals with search functionality and indexes.

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  • Last Updated: 2019-11-30
  • Developer: Cognitive Force Group
  • Homepage: www.drexplain.com
  • Version: 5.7.1151
  • File size: 66.06 MB
  • Downloads: 2,889
  • Operating system: Windows 10, Windows 8/8.1, Windows 7, Windows Vista
  • Filename: drexplain_5_7_1151.zip
  • MD5 Checksum: 742fe88294f465be0009574c9fad4e65