RoboHelp 11 (also 10, 9)

RoboHelp 11 (also 10, 9)

RoboHelp is one of the most senior help authoring tools, having first appeared in 1991. It’s also an extremely powerful tool and still one of the most widely used.

Adobe has made some major additions to version 11, extending collaboration into the cloud and extending the HTML5 output for mobile devices to include responsive design. This course doesn’t go into full detail on the HTML5 features because many RoboHelp users aren’t going to mobile yet, but it does review these features and demonstrate responsive design. (For full. hands-on coverage of the HTML5 output features, watch for the upcoming one-day RoboHelp 11 HTML5 course.)

You can use RoboHelp without being formally trained on it. Many authors do. But without formal training, you may not understand why some things go wrong, or why you do the things you do (aside from the fact that your predecessor told you to). But if you understand how, and why, to use RoboHelp’s features, you’ll be able to use it more effectively and more efficiently, and you’ll get to that point more quickly.

This three-day, hands-on course is aimed at authors who need to understand RoboHelp 11 from the basic level to some of the more advanced features, and quickly get up to speed on how to use them. There are no prerequisites.

Formats and Outputs
A Tour of RoboHelp
Interface Customization
Distribution Requirements

Creating a Project
Folder Structure and Files
Starting a New Project
Closing a Project
Opening a Project

Working With Content
Creating New Topics
Importing HTML, Word, and Framemaker Files
Managing Topics
Creating Topic Folders
Controlling Topic Structural Consistency – Headers, Footers, and Templates
Working With Tables
Adding Images and “Movies”

Adding Navigation
Adding Tables of Contents
Creating Indexes
Creating Glossaries

Generating Output
Generating Online Outputs
Generating Print
Creating New Single Source Layouts
Batch Processing

Miscellaneous Tasks
Changing the Output Title
Changing the Project Name
Generating Project Reports
Project Review Options

Controlling the Output
Defining Window Settings
Creating Style Sheets
Creating Table Styles
Creating Skins
Applying Conditionality
Adding Content Categories
Using Variables and Snippets

Advanced Features
Setting Up Context-Sensitivity
Resource Manager
Introduction to HTML5 Output