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Adobe RoboHelp: Get the New Responsive Layout
Aug
23

One of the hottest new features introduced in Adobe RoboHelp 11 is Responsive HTML5 layouts. The Responsive HTML5 output dynamically changes the way the content is presented based on the device the reader is using. For example, while a reader on a desktop might see a traditional table of contents on the right side of the page, someone using a smart phone will see a table of contents that is optimized for touch:

Recording of Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp 11
Aug
20

The recording of my webinar Session 1: Beyond the Wizard: Editing HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp 11 is now available via https://2531271.meetus.adobeevents.com/

In this webinar I show you how to edit Responsive HTML5 Screen Layouts in a way unavailable through the HTML5 editor in RoboHelp. In this webinar I dive into the HTML and CSS code needed to remove the Index and Glossary from a Responsive HTML5 layout. These use cases are a...

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Add Facebook Commenting to RoboHelp Output
Aug
16

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 this post I will show you how to add Facebook commenting to Responsive HTML5 output.

Facebook enables commenting through the URL of topics. That means that if you ever rename a topic or change the URL of your help, the comments will be lost. Make sure that you are happy with your...

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Using JavaScript Syntax Highligher in RoboHelp
Jul
05

If you write technical help, such as help for developers, there is a good chance that you are familiar with Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighligher. This nifty JavaScript allows you to easily embed example code with syntax highlighting in web pages. In this tutorial I show you how you can get the SyntaxHighlighter to work in WebHelp created with RoboHelp. The steps in this article work on RoboHelp 9 and later.

Adobe RoboHelp: Show Variables in Topics
Jul
03

In previous articles you've learned about RoboHelp's User Defined Variables (how to group them, and use them in topic titles).

As a brief review, variables can contain information that occurs frequently in your project, such as a product name, company name, or copyright notice. After creating the variable, you can insert it into any RoboHelp topic or onto a...

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IE11 patch for RoboHelp 9
Jun
14

If you are using RoboHelp 9 and your customers have trouble with Internet Explorer 11, you were out of luck. Fortunately, I was able to create a fix to allow RoboHelp 9 output to work correctly on Internet Explorer 11.

Responsive HTML5 layout with Favorites released
May
31

I just released a new product: the default RoboHelp 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 Responsive HTML5 Layout

Adobe RoboHelp: Assigning Master Pages to Word Sections
May
17

A few weeks ago I showed you how you can use master pages to control the headers and footers of a generated Microsoft Word document. But setting a single header and footer for your entire Word document may not be what you need. The Table of Contents may need a different header and footer than the actual content. Perhaps the even and odd pages require different headers and footers. With RoboHelp 11 you can use...

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Adobe RoboHelp: Master Pages for Word Headers and Footers
Apr
12

When importing or generating Microsoft Word documents with RoboHelp, one of the chief weaknesses has always been the lack of support for Word's headers and footers. When importing, the Word headers and footers were ignored. When generating Printed Documentation, there was no support for controlling the resulting headers and footers from within RoboHelp. Instead, you had to edit them in the Word document.
With the new Adobe RoboHelp 11, you can now control the headers and footers for...

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Adobe RoboHelp: Responsive Layout with TOC only
Mar
27

The Responsive Layouts introduced in RoboHelp 11 all feature a TOC, Index and Glossary. This raised the question whether it was possible to have the Responsive Layout with the TOC only.

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