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CHM Editor GOTD Edition 3.0.2 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — CHM Editor GOTD Edition 3.0.2

Edit and translate CHM files with CHM Editor.
$89 EXPIRED
User rating: 245 (32%) 521 (68%) 64 comments

CHM Editor GOTD Edition 3.0.2 was available as a giveaway on June 18, 2015!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$19.99
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Edit and translate CHM files with CHM Editor. It is a handy tool, which will help you to convert e-Books into CHM format with ease. In addition, the program will help you to change and save chm files without using any other editors.

Localize your CHM files, change them, save and translate using an available translation service. The program includes translation in three languages: English, German and French.

Please note: You can buy a full version of CHM Editor with 80% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows NT 4.0/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista/ 7/ 8.0/ 8.1/ 10; CPU: 486 or higher (Pentium recommended); RAM: 128 MB; Free hard disk space: 10 MB; Screen resolution: minimum 800x600

Publisher:

GridinSoft

Homepage:

http://chmeditor.com/

File Size:

16.5 MB

Price:

$89

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#27

Does this CHM Editor, GOTD Edition, export the full contents of a CHM file to a plain-text .TXT file?

That's what I need today......

Reply   |   Comment by Bill23  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

It looks good and I am considering purchasing it. Please extend the time to take up the special offer, as I have some questions.

1. The first topic - why does it not allow me to enter any text?
2. The first few subtopics - it shows "Topic 1" etc instead of the name of the topic on the RHS. When I start a new Topic and subtopic, those display the topic name that I entered correctly.
3. Set as default - doesn't do anything.

To distribute the compiled help file, what do I give the user?

Thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Eric  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dear Eric,
please submit a ticket to our Support Team http://support.chmeditor.com/, and they will give you answers to all your questions.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I don't know if this is appropriate here or not but here's my two cents. I am putting this here instead of in a forum because this area is where I am seeing issues that I think will, in the long run, hurt GOTD and those wishing to try software that appeals to them and for which they have a use. I appreciate GOTD's offerings even though I don't have a use for maybe 75% of them. Since I learned of Karl's reviews, they carry a lot of weight on whether or not I will even try a giveaway. I am getting increasingly uneasy with the negative, sometimes derisive comments directed at a reviewer or the developer. They seem to be increasing. It is getting to the point that I may cease even looking at the offerings. Perhaps this derision is the reason that some of the other earlier reviewers on this site ceased even offering their reviews (Ashraf, xp-man or Ootje mentioned by Mavadelo in Post #12). I would not be surprised to find that Karl stops reviewing anything, or at least stops posting.

If I try a product and I like it, I almost always purchase the software to support the developer. I think that Irina Gridina of GridinSoft is still thinking in the old shareware model for this offering in that the offered (shareware) version isn't crippled but doesn't have full functionality. While this model may not be totally dead, it gets negative feedback from users. I am fairly certain that their next offering on GOTD will have full functionality with a time limit for their use.

Anyway, enough ramblings for now. Hopefully the negative comments I get for this post will be minimal. They really do detract from any reviews.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Robertson Van Horn  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#24

So, for the GOTD I will be able to use it for a lifetime and I suppposed for the commercial version also.
But what about your discounts for major and minor updates after the one-year subscription?
There is no information on the website.

Reply   |   Comment by Nobug  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

The subscription requires yearly payments (not for each update, just one time every year), and renewal is with 25% off discount.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#23

What about the one year subscription and the enable auto-renewal for the commercial product?
What happens after one year for that GOTD also?
Commercial license information policy clearly lacking.

Reply   |   Comment by Nobug  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Dear Nobug,
after a one year of using the product you can continue to use it with all its functionality, but without upgrades to the future versions. The GOTD rules do not provide upgrades, so the same thing will happen with this GOTD version - you will be able to use it for a lifetime, just without upgrades.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#22

I'm having a few problems on Win 8.1.

1. Program installed then froze.

2. I restarted the pc and the program seems to be installed ok. However, when I click on the shortcut and "create a chm file" I get a screen that asks for
a) "project name" - understandable,
b) "file name" and what looks like an "open file" icon.

I inserted a file name in the box, filled in the other fields and clicked "ok" and was told CHM Editor "Can't open C:|Program Files (x86)\Gridinsoft\CHMEditor\myfile.chm" file. What is supposed to be entered in this field please?

3. I thought one of the outputs was EPub? Exports seem only to be html, doc and pdf.

Thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

>>2b)
You have to run program with the Administrator rights (Run As Administator in right-click menu) for entering only filename or specify a full path to the created file (but not in Program Files).

Reply   |   Comment by Sunny  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#21

I like GAOTD because it gives people the chance of getting good software with -normally- three limitations only: no oficial support, no updates and one year of license. So, we have a whole year to decide if we need and like the program.
Some publishers don't want to give us that chance and think that we are going to buy their software if they offer us a sort of demo disguised as 'giveaway'.
I'm the kind of user that's not interested in good products when the seller seems too... interested in making money.

Reply   |   Comment by lovelyTimes  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#20

How can I comment if we have been given a special edition with half of features not functional. If this is a way to force people into buying Pro Version, well, I have no desire to buy, I feel let down.

Reply   |   Comment by Maria  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

Especially not at the overblown price of $150!

Reply   |   Comment by bart  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Hi, too right Maria! I share the same sentiment in case it wasn't clear earlier on.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#19

The web site is confusing.
Full-text search doesn't work in CHM help?

Reply   |   Comment by test  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Full-text search works correctly.

Reply   |   Comment by Sunny  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

Dear Member,
please clarify what confuses you, so we could make our website handier.
Full-text search works, do you have some problems with it?

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)

http://imgur.com/HFjyogb

Reply   |   Comment by test  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#18

I don't know how many GAOTD enthusiasts might like CHM Editor, but I suspect it is a smaller subset than the total number. In any event, if this UKR company is using this site as a "sales push", then it should be known that in my experience when full versions are supplied more downloads are made, but more full versions are sold in the end. If people get used to using a software, they are more liking to buy it and continue buying it. A lesser version that for example doesn't make PDFs is less useful and not likely to make a sale to a person/company not really really needing the software.

I received Acrobat 5.0 and 6.0 standard editions for free. Yes, I used them on more than a dozen machines. Then as WinOS evolved, I ended up buying 7.0, 8.0, 9.0 and 10. (FYI: 5.0 and 6.0 were more handy than the newer bloated versions, hands down.) I obtained WordPerfect 3.1, 3.2, 4.0, 4.1 for free. By using the gratis full versions I discovered it is far superior to MSFT Orifice [sic] (in too many ways to delineate here) that I bought 5.0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.1 (three times), 7.0, 7.1, 8.0, 9.0, X, X3 and X4. (I can't find X2 right now but I think that too.) Ditto PhotoShop. Is the picture getting clear in Eastern Europe?

Had I not received full working versions, there is, as noted above, more than $2,000 USD worth of software that would have gone un-purchased. The only less-than-full-versions I try anymore are anti-hack, anti-bot or anti-malware programs (only because I did not choose to have those menacing codes enter my machine so I am loath to buy costly solutions for those non-choices--so, if you are in that business, GET A CLUE!).

Since the lesser version offered doesn't give a real taste of the software's potential, I am not going to download it. Besides, I believe an alternative to WinOS--not Linux--is in the wings. And, I have bought 6 Apple devices since MSFT's idiotic announcement of no more winOS's after Win(pre)10 (you know the future beyond Win(pre)10 is going to force you to use WinOS on their servers, as a monthly subscription, so they can monitor every keystroke, every download and everything you write--probably for the US fed.gov and other oppressive regimes replacing the elected governments of the world--RESIST GOVERNMENTS WITH FULL VIGOR). Nobody sells Apple products like MSFT management does!! They are AWESOME Apple reps! I am looking at Apple desktops these days... not winOS machines. ©2015

PS. If your computer is connected to the Internet, never put any data that can be remotely connected to you personally on that machine. All connected computers are an open book to Chinese Hackers and their devotees. Even the US fed.gov must agree to these maxims. You are not protected. Period. Period.
Lots of gold potential in new PC OS's and iron clad PC protection software--before the infection software. (Reactive software is nearly useless; hence, not worth paying for.) Right now no coders should be working on any other projects. Doubtful? Wait and see...

PSS. Imagine if there were six or a dozen popular OSs. Viruses, bots and malware would be severely restricted. More so if the OS was open source. The impact on user software is a secondary concern since current OS's are entirely insecure.

Reply   |   Comment by DoktorThomas™  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)
#17

I want to touch upon the fact the developer IS providing feedback. Good job.

Reply   |   Comment by Glen C  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#16

If I wanted an excellent product and willing to pay, I'd go for "FAR HTML 5" (https://visualstudiogallery.msdn.microsoft.com/050e1612-5f52-49bd-b880-1125368e59f3). This amazing tools is $72, compared to this very poor and then way too expensive GOTD.

Moreover, nobody can tell what this thing does before downloading and installing. That's a no-no. Shame on Grindsoft for not even providing a decent HTML web page with some kind of useful information.

I'll keep the MS Html Help Workshop. Free, unrestricted, and easy to use.

Don't bother downloading this.

Usually neutral regarding the vote, today I'll make an exception and happily cast a down vote.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

#5 Response to Igor's reply. Voting on people's reply concerning GOTD's daily giveaway is actually irrelevant. If you want to base your download of any free software on this site because of one person's daily review that's your prerogative. Complimenting and supporting others should be done in the forums. That's why it states on the very bottom just that. Keep your supportive comments to the forums and replies concerning the giveaway software right on the download page. As it states, "Please comment only on the software here. If you have technical problems or suggestions on our project, please leave us a note in our forums."

Reply   |   Comment by Jim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#14

"It is a handy tool, which will help you to convert e-Books into CHM format with ease."

How to load a e-book?
Only CHM-files can be loaded:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/10366431/_GOTD/CHMEditorGOTDEdition302_20150618/Openen.png

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

Dear Ootje,
sorry for this misunderstanding. We had this feature some time ago, but we've excluded it from the latest build because of its uselessness.
Do you think it could be useful?
Thanks for your opinion in advance!

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-16)
#13

Dear GridinSoft,

Since Replies aren't allowed Replies, I didn't know where to place the reply to this...so here it is:

Dear Chewy,
actually we have a demo-version of the CHM Editor Professional with a full-functional 15 days trial. Everyone can download it from our website http://chmeditor.com/
Comment by GridinSoft LLC — June 18th, 2015 at 5:36 am
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I understand that there is a demo-version of the Pro version (didn't know it was only 15 days,) but my point was that I believe that giving the Home Version and creating a greater need for the Pro version would, in my opinion, work better for selling more versions of the Full Functioned Software. Especially since there are several Free Versions out there, at least one is a full featured (their feature set, which I didn't look at) completely free for Home User, not used for commercial purposes.

To be quite honest, in a nutshell, we are really only talking about HTML, configured and compressed into a single file, similar to MHT, but with a few more features. From my past experience, any decompression software will split it into it's parts. Microsoft used to have a CHM creation and compiling application. The premium features should be what is celebrated, and if the basic ones were all given away in a free home version, what better way to celebrate the premium features than by occasionally reminding a user that better features which will have better results and save time with the upgraded version of the app. One thing I would add to the free version is a watermark (a small one in the bottom corner, not as a distraction, but just as a reminder, and if used commercially, it will be a dead giveaway. It would probably would be used commercially, but when shown in a meeting, I'm sure it would be mentioned by a higher up who noticed it, that it would be in their best interest to purchase the software so they can use it with clients. I'm beginning to ramble, so if you want to hear any of my other ideas I'd be willing to share, ask the GOTD Team for the eMail address that is attached to this message. I don't mind.

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Dear Stephen,
thank you for your feedback and good ideas that you've shared with us. It is highly appreciated.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

@Chewy
Thanks a lot for the link!
Downloaded and installed it.
You may take bing, too, for translating.
An so I translated the program-own CHM-File into German-
Worked perfect :-))
regards
Joachim

Reply   |   Comment by Joachim  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

Kyle's word...Intended to be: The final answer…or Just an information source to aid in your analysis and decision making?

Regarding the comments under Kyle's Postings (especially the other day,) which stated things like: I scroll down to find Kyle's name so I can read his post to see if he keeps it or not, if he doesn't keep it, I won't even touch it.

Unless you are paying Kyle, I don't believe his posts are intended to be any more than an information source to jump start your decision to critique the current offering. His posts are very nice, especially in the fact that they are almost always in the same format/order. For instance, by looking at the first sentence, you can almost always know the Author/Company’s physical location, if they are legally compliant by making their location publicly known, and finally, confident enough to allow their contact information to be known (and used.)

I would be willing to bet his intent isn't for all to find his name, look up a bit to find the last line of his post to see if he merged before restarting...Eliminating the need for any thought nor analysis on your part.
Additionally, I'm pretty sure the GOTD site was created and is maintained so that people decide if they want to download and install what’s currently available and give it a try, after YOU contemplate and decide YOURSELF weather YOU believe that it will may be useful. I believe that the ultimate goal is to introduce you to the software so that you can do two things: Spread the word to others who have the same or similar needs and/or requirements. Consider if your expected future utilization warrants paying the (usually discounted) upgrade and continue to get updates so it will remain current and future proofed.

If I am incorrect with any of my guesses or assumptions, I will happily apologize and stand corrected.

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-27)

I looked for Kyle's name but couldn't find it.

Reply   |   Comment by Gr  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

I think you are referring to "Karl", not "Kyle".

YOU may do as YOU see fit. We will continue to rely on the opinion of a trusted revieer who takes the time to load, investigate and report to us on the several programmes offered here.

Reply   |   Comment by Vince  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

I think he is talking about Karl.
Chews, if you can't even get his name right, I think you are not qualified to criticize him, and all those who appreciate his feedback.

Reply   |   Comment by Heinz  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Chewy is talking about Karl not Kyle

Reply   |   Comment by Samkeymaster  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

There simply are certain people here that post feedback which is seen as vital and trusted information. These reviewers are trusted and respected by the community here because of the way they provide the feedback. Reading Karls posts (and Ashraf in the past, where are you dude) gives you all the information you need to know if the program is something you even want to test to begin with. Of course people will eventually make up their own minds if they gonna keep it and find it usefull but if people like Karl, Ashraf, xp-man or Ootje on the Dutch version report back with problems, flaws and errors most people will not even bother to install. My tip to this developer and other developers is therefor that if these reviewers give you tips on how the community can test your software better they should listen and take the advice in high consideration.

Karlf giving a explicit compliment to a developer like he did today is rare Irina, that alone probably gives you a boost of several hundreds of downloads, given the fact that there is always a percentage ending up buying the software given away, that comment made you more money that all the other reviews on this page together

Reply   |   Comment by Mavadelo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

Sorry, I in fact did mean Karl, thank you for pointing that out.

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#11

There's really no use for this giveaway. I imported a help file. Added a few words. Saved the file. Seems useless. Maybe I am missing something here. What can this giveaway accomplish? I didn't see how you could convert an ebook to CHM file... The import only allowed CHM files to be opened. No picture support. No way to save into different formats. I understand the company wants to convert giveawayoftheday customers to buying customers, but I think you have to actually "give away" something that is at least partially beneficial. This giveaway is basically a trial version that has almost zero functionality.

My suggestion is for them to give a full version for a year. Then once users are "hooked" on using the program they should be willing to buy. Basically, you gave a crippled version that really allows no testing or learning of the usefulness of the program.

Maybe it is just me.. Perhaps I have overlooked something and I apologize upfront if my opinion was short-sighted.

Reply   |   Comment by Stephen  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+41)

Dear Stephen,
thank you for your feedback, we will take your opinion into consideration.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#10

Can some one tell me what is gcd format and ware can get it and hope fully free as all GOTD programs asks you to run it to install it and when I do Microsoft takes me to there web site for file association and they don't have any thing on it maybe gotd could give gcd free as there offer of the day

Reply   |   Comment by shaun m carmody  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Shaun, the .gcd file is not to be run. It is part of the Giveaway of the Day copy protection program. It checks to see if the software you are installing (by running the .exe file that should be in the same folder as the .gcd file) is still available for free installation. That way you can't install yesterday's or last month's Giveaway program today. The .exe file needs the .gcd file for the .exe file to install the free software correctly. You do not need and should not do anything with the .gcd file except make sure it is in the same file folder as the .exe file when you run the .exe file. No editor needed. Just delete the entire download compressed folder and the extracted folder after you install the program; .gcd file, .exe file, and read me file and anything else in those two folders. Don't forget to "expand" or "decompress" the zipped file you download and install from the expanded file, not the compressed one. Hope this helped. More instructions are in the "Read me" file you download. You might be new here because this is covered from time to time in these comments, so welcome and enjoy the free software.

Reply   |   Comment by Father Richard  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

thanks for the help now I get it cheers

Reply   |   Comment by shaun m carmody  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#9

Just tried it to add a "Favorite" tab on a CHM file without that possibility. The option exists, and the new file has been generated successfully. The new CHM has a Favorite tab, but it is inactive, and the option to add a page as a favorite is not present. Therefore, the tab is useless. It's a pity. My conclusion is that that CHM editor is not complete and lacks very important options, but it works and it can probably be used to do some simple edits. I'll keep it, but I'm not convinced that it is really useful, because the home version is very limited (and the free option to translate with Google are a joke!)

Reply   |   Comment by Rol  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

All works fine with "Favorite" Tab as I can see:
http://i.imgur.com/U9F6McN.png
http://i.imgur.com/tZJOqxB.png

Reply   |   Comment by Sunny  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#8

@ GridinSoft LLC
ThankYou for this - we still use CHM files inhouse because of their ease of making and I also understand why a giveaway can not be the same as the full version, but, please, next time give me at least a viewer for the images so I can see what I'm doing...

@ Craig Haywood
One of our ancient comps still runs Windows for Workgroups 3.11 'cos of DOS needs.
Maybe we can make use of your old program :-)

Reply   |   Comment by Ixwa  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#7

installed smoothly, running as expected. a keeper for me, as i have to work sometimes with chm files (and using a really obsolete editor for it). i use it so rarely that it is not worth for me to buy an editor, but this is fine for me (thanks, gotd and gridinsoft!).
pitty that translator dont work in this version (at least not with my native language). but for a regular user buying pro version is a good investment, although chm format is disappearing from modern help systems...

Reply   |   Comment by pH  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

CHM Editor GOTD Edition 3.0.2 is not only limited to the pictures => its limited to SAVE the files to doc,pdf ets.

Reply   |   Comment by Petra  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+46)

Dear Petra,
the GOTD build was conceived as CHM Editor Home version with an additional feature of translating, so yes, it doesn't allow to export files into different formats just as the CHM Editor Home version.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-6)
#5

Installed and registered without problems on a Win 8.1.3 Pro 64 bit system.
The software comes preregistered.

An Ukrainian company with names, pictures of the members and phone&address. As it should be...
"It all started with a single enthusiast, who was writing small applets to order, gradually gathering minded around himself."
http://i.imgur.com/k805vRS.png

We had a previous version CHM Editor 1.3.3.4 on January 27, 2009, and in 2007 and 2008.
Here are the very old reviews:
http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/chm-editor-1334/

CHM? This is/was the Windows compressed HTML format for the help files. Does anybody still use this outside help files for windows? It became .LIT and is now in greatest partes replaced by the EPUB format.
But if anybody still want to write CHM files, okay this software should help.

Upon start... What a good looking interface! Irina Gridina, well made!
http://i.imgur.com/Cw0yT8v.png

I loaded their CHM help file, easy to understand, but... A BIG BUT

I wanted to have a look at one of the pictures. Are you kidding me??? The image editor is only for the professional version?
http://i.imgur.com/8s6wq4Y.png

Hmmm, a well made editor, still - but no way to work with images? My test stopped here.

Uninstalled via reboot. What a pity, Irina...

Reply   |   Comment by Karl  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+142)

Dear Karl,
thank you for your feedback! Yes, the image editor is available only in the professional version. Maybe we should rethink this issue, but now we offer a huge discount for the CHM Editor Professional, so please feel free to take advantage of it.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-41)

I agree, it doesn't seem worth a test drive with a version that isn't inclusive of the tools the average person would want and need. It seems like maybe the Home Version should be free, and the Professional (or regular) version would normally be for a fee. It seems more than crippled, but hardly worth while. I appreciate the offer, but I will look forward to test driving the Professional version, hopefully sometime in the future.

Reply   |   Comment by Chewy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+49)

Dear Chewy,
actually we have a demo-version of the CHM Editor Professional with a full-functional 15 days trial. Everyone can download it from our website http://chmeditor.com/

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

Hi, perhaps Karl is spot on. To take full advantage of testing and recommending this (otherwise expensive anyway) Home Edition of CHM Editor - one might feel less charmed by this Gift's limited Features (..of Software becoming 'obsolete' on top of it?) On the other hand - there is generously offered huge discount of its fully featured Professional Edition.

Reply   |   Comment by fran  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Dear Karl,
thanks for your review. Today I dont understand whats going on with the voting of your comment in relation to GridinSoftLLC-Answers. As far as I can watch this GOTD-Side and refresh my Brower every minute, - I see that your positiv voting is going up - and in not more than 1 minute it's going down while immediately the positiv-voting of Gridin-Comment is going up. Can you please be so kind and explane what does that mean.

Reply   |   Comment by Igor  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-36)

Karl:

Microsoft has dropped support for .LIT in 2012. CHM (html help 1.x) is going to be here for a long time, unlike .HSX (html help 2.0), but that's is an assumption I make. CHM has been ported to other OS.

"Does anybody still use this outside help files for windows?"

Come on. Local help is mandatory. Not everyone in the world has a T1 Internet connection, and software is not restricted to OECD countries. Even in those countries, Internet connections can be slow.

There is also an ecological advantage: less strain on the network, on servers, meaning less electricity ---which will be a big problem in the future when 5 billion people will be connected 24/24. Of course, Visual Studio developers prefer online help, because local help sucks due to its the sheer size.

Reply   |   Comment by papin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

"Come on. Local help is mandatory. Not everyone in the world has a T1 Internet connection, and software is not restricted to OECD countries. Even in those countries, Internet connections can be slow."

And here in the so-called "first world" on two separate occasions in recent months I have been without Internet access for over a week each time because a storm damaged cables serving the area. The last time (last week of May/first week of June) I went ahead and tried to do some work on various files locally, only to run into the problem that when I select "Help" from the menu programs like Libre Office and others immediately tried to open Firefox (the browser selected as default) and connect to the Internet: there was no local help available at all. :(

(I was luckier than some, though: after my service was up and running again a more recent storm brought a tree down on a house on the next street, cutting it right in two and trapping six people inside. Fortunately they all got out safely with at worst minor injuries, although in the chaos their dog ran off and is apparently still missing. :( )

Reply   |   Comment by ronn!  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

........................GAMEGIVEAWAY NEWS............................


Saturdays game giveaway is over half a gigabyte, so, if you have a slow connection I advise downloading early to avoid disappointment..

Reply   |   Comment by Whiterabbit-uk  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+36)

Thanks for the heads up Stephen!

Reply   |   Comment by IngeZ  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)

Yeah thanks Stephen!. Hope your son is doing great in his studies. :)

Reply   |   Comment by Samkeymaster  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-9)
#3

"System Requirements: Windows NT 4.0/ 2000/ XP/ 2003/ Vista"

Is this a joke? No modern OS supported? I once wrote a program that ran on windows 3.1. Maybe I should offer it here...

Reply   |   Comment by Craig Haywood  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-12)

Dear Craig,
sorry for this mistake. CHM Editor works on Windows Vista/7/8.0/8.1/10 too.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+73)

I wont CHM converter and PDF editor for mine handy-dandy Windows 3.11 Workstation

Reply   |   Comment by Raver  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-10)
#2

Dear All,
this is a special version, which almost like Home, but with an opportunity to translate files into three languages with the Google translator.

Reply   |   Comment by GridinSoft LLC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)

The version 1.3 gave away back in 2009, I believe, before the home/pro split has google translates FULL looking list of languages to translate into, why only 3 in this edition?

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)

Because GOTD build was conceived as CHM Editor Home version (Home version doesn't have translation feature), but additional translating feature into 3 languages was added in GOTD edition as a bonus. But today you can get full CHM Editor Professional with 80% discount! I think it's a big deal!

Reply   |   Comment by Sunny  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-21)

I'd hope the Home version is not built like this, rather that it simply does not feature the GUI for the pro version with the pro features disabled and replaced with a reminder you can't have that :-p ... It leads to a feeling that this is not a program intended to be used but to near constantly push the pro version as the user tries out the GUI trying to figure out what we CAN do with it. I found todays GAOTD crippledware to be highly frustrating especially the crippled translation feature that is of more use to the home user that may want to translate an existing chm into their native language so they can use a program they bought. The vendor of course does not say what 3 languages are allowed in this crippled edition probably because they want us to experience more of the no you can't use that popups and somehow think the more we see it the greater the chance we'll shell out for the pro version? Well that marketing psychology is flawed it causes frustration and dislike as this is not a GAOTD offering but badly planned marketing aimed squarely at GAOTD IMHO. This edition is NOT for sale anywhere for $89 it's just a marketing exercise shoved in our faces. Oddly the DEMO edition mostly works so far only the translate does not work for me but picture edit and save does, export works too tho export to a word document requires microsoft word to be installed to procede. The DEMO edition is much less frustrating than this giveaway IMHO.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

This is apparently the Home version. The Professional version adds :
- One-click translation
- Export to PDF, DOC, HTML
- Embedded image editor

Reply   |   Comment by Harry M  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+31)
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