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List of Tools

FAR is several tools in one. Yet is still lightweight and fast. FAR is a native win 32 application. 

 Module Feature
 File Module Advanced file utilities
 HTML Help HTML Help 1.x (.chm) help support.
 MS Help 2 VS 2002/2003/2005/2008 (.hxS) help support.
 MS Help Viewer VS 2010/2012 (.mshc) help support. Includes mshcMigrate.exe.
 Uncompressed Help Create Web based Help.

File Module

High performance file utilities works fast over millions of files. Includes Batch (unattended) mode.
  • Find & Replace - Perform both simple and advanced Find and Replace over all the file list.
  • File Reporting - Reporting of files in the file list. Create .bat batch files.
  • Copy & Backup - Copy/backup files in the file list. Both hierarchical and flat copy of the file list.
  • FTP Copy - Uploaded file list files to an an FTP server.
  • Set File Date/Time - Manipulate file date/time stamps for all selected file list files.
  • Set File Encoding - Set the file encoding of all selected file list files. ANSI (any language charset)/Unicode UTF-8/Unicode UTF-16.
  • Set File Attributes - Set the file attributes for all selected file list files. ReadOnly/SystemHidden/Archive.
  • Rename Files - Advanced renaming of all file list files. e.g. Add incrementing numbers to all file names.
  • Line Breaks - Set document line breaks to Windows / Unix / iOS style. Add line-breaks to structured HTML/XML files. Count lines.
  • Convert to XHTML - Converts standard HTML to XHTML.
  • Delete Files - Delete permanently from disk. Usually the DEL key only removes files from the file list.
  • Strip Spaces from bookmarks - A fix for HTML files in help systems.
  • Search File names - Searches through millions of file names as you type.
  • Find Files Data - Find files by Date Modify or Date Create stamp.
  • Find Duplicates - Find duplicate files by examining File Contents.
  • .Zip/.Cab File Support - Compress file list files to Zip or Cab file. View and decompile Zip and Cab files.

HTML Help Module

Create industry standard HTML Help (.chm help files). HTML Help is the recommend format for all Windows application help.
  • Help Express - Select a folder and create a help project and .chm help file. Help creation does not get simpler.
  • Help Wizard - Step-by-step help project and .chm help file creation.
  • HH Project Editor - Advanced program for creating and modifying HTML Help projects.
  • TOC & Index Editor - Advanced Table of Contents and Index file editing.
  • HH Utilities
    • Extract files - Decompile the contents of a CHM.
    • Run API tests - Display topics using API calls.
    • Recompress - Beta feature adjusts compression level. Never released by Microsoft.
    • HH ActiveX code - Access the HH ActiveX code generator.
    • CHM Compare - Compare two help files.
    • Link Checker - Report all broken links in a .chm help files including web links.
  • Help File Explorer - View the contents of a help file in an explorer style window.
  • Tag Editor - Edit HTML tags quickly across multiple files.
  • Batch Compiler - Compile several help projects. Produces a single compilation log file.
  • Batch Decompiler - Decompile many help files as a simple batch job.

MS Help 2 Module

Create and integrate help into Visual Studio 2002/2003/2005/2008 (VS 7.0, 7.1, 8, 9)
  • Help Express - Select a folder and create a help project and .HxS help file. Help creation does not get simpler.
  • Help Wizard - Step-by-step help project and .HxS help file creation.
  • H2 Project Editor -  Advanced program for creating and modifying MS Help 2 projects. Including collection level .Hx? files.
  • TOC & Index Editor - Advanced Table of Contents and Index file editing.
  • H2 Utilities
    • Manage Collections - List all registered PC collections. Unregister / Register collections.
    • Import/Export - Import / export a collection's registration settings to a H2Reg script file.
    • Extract Files - Decompile .HxS help files.
    • HxConv.exe UI, HxMerge.exe UI - User Interface for MS HxConv.exe (for converting .chm to .HxS) and MS HxMerge.exe.
    • XML Data Island Management - Quickly change H2 XML data island code across multiple HTML files.
  • H2 Collection Wizard - Simple creation of the Hx? collection level files. Also creates H2Reg registration script file.
  • Help File Explorer - View the contents of a help file in an explorer style window.
  • H2 Viewer - Alternative Help viewer to DExplore. With built in utilities such as filter designer.
  • Tag Editor - Edit HTML & Meta tags quickly across multiple files.
  • Batch Compiler - Compile several help projects. Produces a single compilation log file.
  • Batch Decompiler - Decompile many help files as a simple batch job.

MS Help 3 / Help Viewer Module

Create and maintain help for Visual Studio 2010/2012 (VS 10/11) and greater.
  • Tag Editor - Edit HTML tags quickly across multiple files.
  • TOC & Index Editor - Import TOC / Index meta tags from HTML files and edit as a standard MS Help 2 .HxT/.HxI file. Export back to HTML files when done.
  • mshcMigrate.exe - License covers mshcMigrate.exe utility for migrating older help to .mshc. Creating .msha Manifest files. Building .mshc files.
  • Compile/Decompile .mshc files - Zip file support also supports .mshc help files.

Web Help / Uncompressed Help Module 

Create help that will run on a web site. With JavaScript based TOC / Index / Search.
  • Uncompressed Help Window - Generates TOC/Index/Search navigation to add to your HTML web site.
  • TOC & Index Editor - Maintain TOC / Index as standard HH or H2 help files. The Uncompressed help window imports these files.
  • Tag Editor - Edit HTML & Meta tags quickly across multiple files.

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