HTML Help (CHM) Help Compiler

Most help authoring tools use the HHC.exe compiler to create the resulting .CHM help file from the source help project. HHC.exe is a part of the Microsoft HTML Help Workshop package that you can download and link with the CHM creation or help authoring tool that you are using.

Download MS HTML Help Workshop

You can click the link below to download the latest version of the HTML Help (CHM) compiler.

HTML Help Workshop Installation

Installing HTML Help Workshop

How to Install

To install the CHM compiler, simply double click on the download file and follow the instructions of the setup program.

If you need to link the HHC.exe help compiler with your help authoring tool, you can find an instruction here.

Download a CHM Creation Tool

After watching the video which explains how you can create a CHM file with a help authoring tool, you may want to download the application whose basic features we have demonstrated. If you need more information on creating and using HTML Help (CHM) files, you can also visit the related links in the right box.

Help file maker main window
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Details Value
Filename HelpSmithSetup.exe
File size 40 MB
Platform Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
System
requirements
1 GHz processor, 512MB RAM, 150MB free disk space