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Help+Manual 6.5.1 & Premium Pack Update


Help & Manual has been updated to version 6.5.1. This update fixes a vulnerability in the Webhelp index page script, that could possibly have been a door to execute malicious javascript code. The vulnerability is fixed in the default templates, in the standard skins included with Help & Manual and in the Premium Pack skins.

Premium Pack Update

The Help & Manual Premium Pack download packages for Help & Manual 6 have been updated to versions 2.41 and 1.61. This is generally a maintenance update but it includes a major update for the smartphone skins, which now support Help & Manual’s normal integrated search for WebHelp. This is much easier to use and configure and is generally preferable.

These updates apply to the full Premium Pack version 2 package and the separate Premium Pack version 1 package for Help & Manual 6. In addition to this the download package for Help & Manual 5 has been updated to version 1.57 with some minor corrections and adjustment of the iPad skin there for compatibility with the current version of iOS.

In addition to this the help has been updated with a reference of the include options you can use when using the Premium Pack skins for command line and batch publishing.

How to get the updates:

Important – update Help & Manual as well: The search support in the smartphone skins  update requires the Help & Manual 6.5.1 Build 2970 update released on May 30, 2014. It won’t work without it because the search components won’t be exported with these skins if you use an earlier version of Help & Manual.

You can download and install the updated version with the same download link and installation password from the mail you received when you purchased the Premium Pack. If you no longer have this please contact support@ec-software.com and we will help you out.

Change log:

  • V. 2.41 Smartphone skins: Support for integrated WebHelp search
    You can now use Help & Manual’s own integrated full-text search in the smartphone skins as well. This is activated by default. If you have been using Google Site Search up to now just disable the Google Site Search option in the Publish dialog to get the integrated search instead.
  • V. 2.41 Smartphone skins: Swipe support for Chrome on Android phones
    It is now possible to use swiping to switch between the TOC and topics in Google Chrome on Android phones.
  • V. 2.41 Desktop WebHelp skins, CHM skins and 1.61 classsic skins: Insert new lines in standard text for email feedback
    You can now include new lines (new paragraph)  in the body text for your email feedback mails with the new $CRLF$ variable.
  • V. 2.41 Desktop WebHelp skins fixes
    Preview image of new Samurai Red theme was incorrect. Top vertical scroll bar button in the TOC was sometimes disabled. Mouse scroll wheel didn’t work in topics sometimes in Google Chrome.
  • V. 2.41 Desktop WebHelp skins, iPad skin, 1.61classic skins: Cross site scripting hardening
    Additional hardening against some obscure cross-site scripting attacks that security researchers have informed us about. URLs containing attacks will no longer produce an error message, the help will just open the default topic.
  • V. 2.41 and 1.61 skins: Component updates
    The embedded versions of jQuery and some other components have been updated to the latest versions.

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