HelpServer makes it very easy to to use media files stored on the Internet. You can insert virtually any file in a HelpServer topic. However, the browser should be able to utilize the file type, usually by means of a plug-in. Well-known browser plug-ins include the Adobe Flash Player, the Adobe Acrobat Reader, the QuickTime Player, Microsoft Office add-ins, etc...
HelpServer distinguishes the following kind of media files.
Text files, which contain plain text that can be edited by simple applications that are usually pre-installed on your desktop computer such as NotePad and WordPad.
Application files, which are for example Microsoft office files, PDF files, basically any file that requires some browser plug-in or add-in.
About document and file management
With HelpServer you can add all kinds of files and documents from your desktop to a central repository, neatly organize them in folder structures and insert file links in your content. People all over the world can access the files over the Internet using only a web browser.
The files remain under the control of HelpServer's integrity and security mechanism. Active links to files are registered, and files that are no longer referred to are removed automatically.
This a major asset: you do not have to be concerned about what happens with your file references when you move a file object from one place to another since links remain active at all times.
If a file is changed, you simply reload it to the Workbench to refresh the contents in the HelpServer database. Metadata for search and retrieval are automatically created for most types of documents.