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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: Conditional Build Tags and Named Expressions
Jun
27

A project can easily contain thousands of topics. When you generate a layout, all of the topics are generated. But what if you want to exclude several topics from being generated? Using Conditional Build tags, you can mark topics or topic content. When the time comes to generate, you can choose to create conditions that control which tagged content is generated. Using conditions, you can maintain one large project but generate multiple layouts; each layout can have unique content. Content...

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Adobe RoboHelp 2015 Review
Jun
06

Adobe release RoboHelp (2015 Release) on June 2nd. My full RoboHelp review is available on Techwhirl: Product Review: RoboHelp (2015 Release)

Adobe RoboHelp: Merging WebHelp
May
25

I've previously taught you how to create links between Merged HTML Help projects. This time, let's tackle merged WebHelp. Merging WebHelp differs from merging HTML Help in that you select the RoboHelp project to merge instead of the output.

Adobe RoboHelp: Responsive Layout with TOC only
May
14

Some time ago I published a Responsive Layout with the TOC only. But since Adobe updated the layouts included with RoboHelp, the old TOC only layout was out of date. I've also created a TOC only version of the new Theme1 Responsive Layout to use instead of the old one.

The features of this new layout:

Black Responsive HTML5 layout with Favorites released
May
05

I just released a new product: the default RoboHelp Black Responsive Layout with added Favorites support. Allow users to mark any page as a favorite and access these favorite pages from within your help system. On any device.

You can find the layout with integrated widget on: Favorites for Black Responsive Layout

Merged HTML Help: Linking Between Projects
Apr
25

In my last article I introduced you to merged help and showed you how to create merged Microsoft HTML Help (CHM). In this post I will show you how to create links to a merged project.

Adobe RoboHelp: Create Merged Help
Mar
29

Merged help is the process of combining outputs from multiple RoboHelp projects into a single help system. While the content is created from multiple projects, your users see a single, integrated help system.

Over the next couple of weeks I will teach you how to create merged help for several output formats. Since RoboHelp's layouts work differently, I will go over each layout in turn. 

Why Merge Help?

Generally speaking, if any of the following items are true in your...

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Adobe RoboHelp: List Images
Mar
04

When you create a list, there are several list styles you can use in RoboHelp: bullets, squares, lowercase alphabet, and numbers. But RoboHelp brings one more great feature: you can use images instead of bullets.

Create a List Style with Custom Images

  1. On the Project Manager pod, double-click your style sheet to open the Styles dialog box.
  2. Right-click List and choose New.
  3. Enter a name...
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Freebie: Adobe RoboHelp Baggage File Report
Feb
21

Baggage files are attachments for your help system. You use these for attaching PDF-files, Excel, Powerpoint presentations, etc. The only downside is that RoboHelp doesn't have a report function to keep track of all; the places you reference the baggage files in your project.

Adobe RoboHelp: Embed a Vimeo Video
Feb
07

I have previously taught you how to embed YouTube videos in a RoboHelp project. While immensely popular, YouTube is not the only video site. This week, let's focus on embedding videos located on the Vimeo website.

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