When you run Helpinator you see "Welcome" screen with links to documentation, blog and most common actions. Click on the "New Project" link.

New project.
New project.

"New project" dialog appears.

Project title and languages.
Project title and languages.

Enter project title here. If you plan to create multi-lingual project, it's a good time to click "Add languages" and select additional languages for this project.

Now select "Topics and keywords" tab. Enter topic titles and basic keywords. Don't worry if you can't think of any right now - you'll be able to add them at any time.

Add topics.
Add topics and keywords.

On "Templates" tabs you can select predefined templates for different types of documentation. For now we'll leave default settings there.

When everything is ready click "OK". Helpinator opens up newly created project.

Now let's select "Variables" tab and enter your product's and company name, version and year of the release. The first step is done.

Project variables.
Set project variables.

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Table of contents:

  1. Intro
  2. Starting a new project
  3. Capturing screenshots
  4. Adding callouts
  5. Writing topics
  6. Creating a tutorial (a step-by step guide)
  7. Compiling a help file