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Help Authoring: RoboHelp 2017 Is Easier, Faster and More Accessible
Mar
25

Adobe released RoboHelp 2017, the latest and greatest version of the popular help authoring tool. When you open RoboHelp 2017 for the first time, you may get the impression that this release is only minor. (The ribbon and pods from RoboHelp 2015 have been unchanged.) But don’t let appreances fool you!

ICCOTP Logo
Feb
18

Effective learning starts with effective trainers. This is the most important thing I learned when I started university. In primary education, if children aren't learning, it's the teacher that has to improve. Even though I am now working in IT, I see the truth of this in every class I teach. Teaching is a profession, so it's perfectly normal that we require a state recognized license before allowing someone to teach children. But we don't always require the same for adult education. I know...

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TCEurope Colloquium 2017
Feb
11

TCEurope Colloquium is a one day, free conference about technical writing. This year, the colloquium will be held on April 7th in Helsinki, Finland. The conference is a great chance to meet like minded professionals from all over Europe. The conference is also a great place to keep up to date with the latest trends in technical communication from both new and experienced speakers!

Adobe RoboHelp: Merging TOCs
Feb
11

For large help systems, it is common to reuse content in the Table of Contents (TOC) when part of the system uses the same options and/or features.

For instance, you might need to include a common introduction for several modules. With RoboHelp, you can include a topic in multiple locations in the TOC, allowing for easy reuse.

Adobe RoboHelp:Importing Google Docs
Dec
31

As more companies make the move to Google products (over 5 million and counting), more content is created with ...

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Adobe RoboHelp: Reuse a Customised Layout
Oct
29

While customizing a Screen Layout in RoboHelp takes a lot of work (you have to add the images, assign the correct colors, etc.), you can get incredible results. Take, for example, the Responsive RedGreen layout, a customized Azure Blue provided by Adobe:

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Adobe RoboHelp: Remove Temporary Files Automatically
Sep
17

Some time ago, a poster on the RoboHelp forum had issues with temporary files not being cleand up by RoboHelp. Fortunately, it is very easy to quicly delete all temporary files with the Windows command line. Not everyone knows the command line, but with a simple batch file, you achieve the same effect.

September and October are my 2016 Webinar Months
Aug
30

Update: The recordings of all webinar sessions are avaialble. Get an overview of all recordings here: Webinar overview

Adobe RoboHelp: Cross-reference Index Keywords
Aug
13
An index often contains many synonyms to allow readers to find a topic even if they use a different terminology. Managing all these variants can be difficult because you have to ensure that all synonyms are applied to the same topics. To make this job easier, RoboHelp allows you to create cross-references between index keywords.
  1. Ensure that your index has as least one entry.
Update for RoboHelp ExtendScript Library
Aug
12

I just released a small update to the RoboHelp ExtendScript Library. You can now use methods and shorthands while working with scripting events. And I've included a function to get the text from a token, such as retrieving the text from a paragraph.

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