Help Explorer Viewer

Help Explorer Viewer

Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 3 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3
  • Total Downloads:
    48,422
  • Date Added:
    May 17, 2007
  • Price:
    Free to try

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4 stars

"Good but can be improved"

October 15, 2009  |  By egbas

 |  Version: Help Explorer Viewer 3

Pros

Biggest advantage over MS CHM viewer is that you can change font size of the document without touching internet font size settings

Cons

1. single click on the left pane links does not activate the article
2. if CHM extension is associated with the application , double clicking a file does not open it automatically , you still have to issue FILE/Open

Summary

Much better substitue to regular CHM viewer

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3 stars

"Does what it's supposed to. I needed it for .HLP files"

August 03, 2009  |  By foobar420

 |  Version: Help Explorer Viewer 3

Pros

Actually allows the mouse wheel when viewing older .hlp files! Gives a fresh, modern look for users of the old Windows Help. It allows sidebar for a index listing in older hlp files too.

Cons

Didn't install properly. To make it work, I had to move (drag-n-drop) the "gre" folder into the "bin" folder of the program, located at:
C:\Program Files\HelpExplorer Software\Help Explorer 3

Summary

The Windows Help program that came with Windows is horribly outdated and frustrating to use, this is a decent replacement for my case.

The download could have been WAY smaller... The program is actually packed very unprofessionally, I was surprised that it actually worked as well as it did.

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5 stars

"It's great as a simple .chm viewer."

March 04, 2009  |  By jjanes188

 |  Version: Help Explorer Viewer 3

Pros

It suits my needs just as a reader. It's the simplest and quickest solution.

Cons

It would be nice if it had a search function but let's face it, it's FREE.

Summary

I like it because it is free and quick and simple and solved my problem of not being able to open .chm files in my Windows XP SP2 PC that I downloaded as part of a .zip application.

Thanks to the developers of HelpExplorer 3.0 viewer.

jj

Updated on Mar 4, 2009

Update: HelpExplorer 3.0 viewer does have a search function. Wow! Couldn't ask for more.

jj

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3
This version is the first release on CNET Download.com.
General
Publisher OnlineVNC
Publisher web site http://www.onlinevnc.com
Release Date May 17, 2007
Date Added May 17, 2007
Version 3
Category
Category Graphic Design Software
Subcategory Desktop Publishing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows NT, Windows, Windows 98, Windows XP
Additional Requirements Windows 95/98/Me/NT/2000/XP/2003 Server/Vista
Download Information
File Size 10.61MB
File Name HelpExplorer_3.0_win32.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 48,422
Downloads Last Week 142
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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