The IDE contains a help system which can display the following file formats:
In future some more formats may be added. However, the above formats should cover already a wide spectrum of available help files.
Remark: Concerning the support for HTML files the following should be noted:
The menu item ”Help—Files” permits help files to be added to, and deleted from, the list of files in the help table of contents. The help files dialog is displayed in figure (6.37).
The dialog lists the files that will be presented in the table of contents window of the help system. Each entry has a small descriptive title and a filename next to it. The following actions are available when adding help files:
If the added file is an HTML file, a dialog box will be displayed which asks for a title. This title will then be included in the contents of help.
The Free Pascal documentation in HTML format can be added to the IDE’s help system. This way the documentation can be viewed from within the IDE. If Free Pascal has been installed using the installer, the installer should have added the FPC documentation to the list of help files, if the documentation was installed as well.