Microsoft HTML Help Downloads
All HTML Help downloads are now available from the Microsoft.com Download Center.
Note The latest version of the HTML Help technology is 1.4, as is the SDK. The latest version of HTML Help Workshop is 1.3. As of June 2009 there is no HTML Help Workshop 1.4.
HTML Help Workshop
A Japanese version of HTML Help Workshop is also available:
HTML Help documentation
The documentation includes the following files.
- HTML Help Authoring Guide (Htmlhelp.chm)
Shows how to plan, create, and compile Help projects using HTML Help Workshop.
- HTML Help ActiveX Control Reference (Hhaxref.chm)
Explains the parameters, commands, and methods of the HTML Help ActiveX Control.
- HTML Help API Reference (Api.chm)
Covers the commands, structures, and notification messages for the HTML Help API.
- HTML Reference (Htmlref.chm)
A basic HTML reference for Help authors.
- Help for the HTML Help Viewer (Viewhlp.chm)
A redistributable set of topics that provide help for the HTML Help viewer. These can be customized according to your needs.
- HTML Help API Library File (Htmlhelp.lib)
The end-user license agreement (EULA) is part of the HTML Help download. You can view the agreement before you download the product.
You must set up Microsoft Internet Explorer (3.0 or later) on your computer before using HTML Help. Internet Explorer 4.0 or later is recommended. If you haven't already, please download the latest version of Internet Explorer. For more information, visit http://www.microsoft.com/ie.
HTML Help requires about 8 MB of free disk space.
Important Close any open instances of HTML Help Workshop before reinstalling or updating to a new version. If you do not, the HTML Help ActiveX control may be registered incorrectly.
To install, right-click the link to the desired file, select "Save Target As", and choose a location on your local computer. After the file is downloaded, you can double-click on it to run the installer.
Windows XP, 2000, ME, and 98 users should not run Hhupd.exe. Any urgent updates will be handled by means of service packs or Windows Update.
- Windows XP and 2000 users can get updates from Microsoft Windows Update.
- Windows ME users can get updates from Windows ME Update.
- Windows 98 users can get updates from the 811630 Security Update page.
The HTML Help Installation and Update Package (any language version of Hhupd.exe) will not run on a Windows NT system unless you have administrator privileges.
There are no plans to add any new features to HTML Help.
Build date: 4/14/2012