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Premium Pack 2.5: Instant Display of WebHelp Changes


Timed Browser Cache

Premium Pack 2.5 for Help & Manual adds a major new feature: “Timed Browser Cache” ensures that web browsers always display the latest versions of your topics instantly. Visitors no longer need to clear their browser cache or reload multiple times to view new and updated topics. If you don’t yet have the Premium Pack this is one of the best reasons ever to start using it. If you do, you’ll want to update to version 2.5 right away. Timed Browser Cache is available in the WebHelp skins, smartphone skins and the new combined iPad and Android tablet skin.

Combined iPad + Android Tablet Skin

The dedicated iPad skin receives a major upgrade and is now also compatible with current Android tablets. This also includes offline web app mode, which allows users to save their WebHelp documentation locally and view it without an Internet connection.

Other Improvements

Premium Pack 2 also includes a number of other major improvements in the all the web-based skins. See the full change log further below for details.

Premium Pack 1 updated to 1.63

At the same time, we have also updated Premium Pack 1 to version 1.63. This includes the new combined iPad + Android tablet skin, which version 1 shares with version 2, and new dedicated redirects for Android tablets. The WebHelp skins in version 1 do not support Timed Browser Cache, but it is included in the iPad/Android skin.

Purchase and information:

Purchase Premium Pack 2
Premium Pack 2 Information Page

How to get the updates:

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

Continue below for the full change log.

Version 2.50 WebHelp Skins Change Log:

  • New: Timed Browser Cache ensures instant display of new and changed topics
  • New: Keyword index search can now also search instantly as you type, automatically scrolling down to the first instance of what you type. Users can turn this off with a check box next to the search field
  • Fix: Web links sometimes opened in the topic frame even when set to open in a new window
  • Fix: URL links to non-existent context IDs now fail silently without an ugly 404 page
  • Fix: URL links to context IDs including an unnecessary anchor do not cause an error

Version 2.50 iPad + Android Tablet Skin Change Log:

  • New: Timed Browser Cache ensures instant display of new and changed topics (works on both platforms)
  • New: The iPad skin is now a combined skin for the iPad and Android tablets, including full support for offline web app mode on Android. Android tablet users can now also store their documentation on the tablet and view it normally without an Internet connection.

Version 2.50 Smartphone Skins Change Log:

  • New: Timed Browser Cache ensures instant display of new and changed topics
  • New: Swipe support for Google Chrome on Android (swipe between TOC and topics)
  • New: TOC navigation change – first tap in TOC selects a topic, second tap displays the topic
  • New: Toggle Jump – links to anchors in toggles automatically open the toggles
  • New: Faster response to touchscreen taps
  • New: Highlighting of all search terms in found topics, scroll to first term found

Premium Pack 1 Version 1.63 Change Log:

These skins are still maintained and are included in the Premium Pack 2.50 package. Users who have purchased version 1 and have not yet updated to version 2 can download version 1.63 as a separate installation package.  The WebHelp skins in version 1 do not support Timed Browser Cache, but it is included in the iPad/Android skin.

  • New: Combined version 2.50 iPad + Android tablet skin with Timed Browser Cache
  • New: Additional redirects for Android tablets for WebHelp

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