I love automation! I enjoy working smart. But I positively love it to simply to sit back, drink some tea, and have a script do my work for me.
When you are creating content for the web, you have to keep in mind that you can only use a limited set of fonts: the Web Safe Fonts. Web Safe Fonts are fonts that are available on all browsers and devices. This includes fonts like Arial and Times New Roman. Other fonts such as Wingdings will only work on specific browsers. In this case, it will only work on Internet Explorer on Windows. This means that you can’t just use...Read more
Last week, Kevin taught you how to embed YouTube videos in your eLearning projects. This week I'm going to keep with the YouTube theme and show you how you can embed YouTube content into your RoboHelp project.
If you have attempted to create printed documentation with RoboHelp, there is a good chance you have run into a macro error. RoboHelp uses Word for printed documentation, and this error occurs if Word's security settings don't allow macros.
You can enable macros in Word, but that may not be enough. Some Help Authors receive unspecified errors when generating printed documentation even with macros enabled. To solve this, RoboHelp projects must be added to Word's trusted locations. I'll...Read more
A few weeks ago I showed you how you can use multilevel lists to easily create complex lists with multiple levels. But multilevel lists are far more powerful than I could show you in a single article. This week, I'm going to expand on the multi-level list theme by teaching you how to add sub-numbers to lists.
Sub-numbering is important for many procedures and legal documents. You simply can't have sub numbering in RoboHelp...Read more
RoboHelp 11.0.3 changed a great deal in the Responsive HTML5 output. This is great, since it makes the output even better. Unfortunately, this output broke my favorites widgets for Responsive HTML5. I published an update of the widgets to work with RoboHelp version 11.0.3. If you purchased the widgets, you can download the widget from your account...Read more
Multilevel lists are an often overlooked RoboHelp feature... a shame because multilevel lists are very powerful. As the name suggests, Multilevel lists allow you to create complex lists with multiple levels. For example: consider what you would have to do if you need a list that uses upper alphanumeric characters on the first level, lower roman on the second level and bullets on the third level.
You can achieve the numbering scheme shown above by using a standard numbered list, but...Read more
One of the great annoyances of RoboHelp for me has always been the Open Project dialog. This dialog shows a list of folders on the left site for easy access. But I never use any of the default folders so that means clicking until I end up at the folder where my projects are stored. Very annoying!
The recording of my webinar Session 2: Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp 11 is now available via https://2535941.meetus.adobeevents.com/
One of the missing features of RoboHelp output is the ability for readers to comment your topics. There are several free commenting systems available you can use on any website, including RoboHelp output. In a previous post I’ve shown you how to add Facebook commenting to Responsive HTML5 output. In this post I will show you how to add Disqus commenting to Responsive HTML5 output.