KEL CHM Creator a is flexible, powerful and free (freeware) CHM creator that uses Microsoft® HTML Help Workshop to combine your HTML files into one compressed and compact CHM (Compiled Help Modules) file. The CHM file-format is widely used for software documentation and e-book publication. Now with KEL CHM Creator you can create your own customized (Microsoft HTML Help 1.x) CHM files quickly and with no serious problems. What this program really does is to create the CHM project files for you (replacing the old, buggy and user-unfriendly HTML Help Workshop) and then use the Microsoft® HTML Help Compiler (hhc.exe) to compile those files into a CHM file. It also provides many tools including an easy way to decompile CHM files, an indexing system and much more.
All you have to do is :
- Download the Microsoft HTML Help Workshop from here and install it on your system.
- Unzip and install this version of KEL CHM Creator (get it from the link below).
- Make sure that the path to the compiler (hhc.exe) is set correctly…
…and you are ready to go ! You can create a new project, Add HTML files in it (using the toolbar : Add nodes to selected node), construct a complex table of contents (TOC) by dragging and dropping some entries over others, and finally the build your project.
This application is compatible with Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 and requires the .NET Framework 3.5 to run.