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Starting with HTML5 layouts in RoboHelp: Getting to know the widgets
Dec
20

Modifying or creating Multiscreen HTML5 layouts is no walk in the park. You will need substantial knowledge of HTML and CSS. And if you want to support the RoboHelp Screen Layout editor aside from different browsers and devices, you will find that the editor has quite a few limitations. (More about that in another post.) Luckily, the framework of the default layouts doesn't require manual tinkering. That just leaves the widgets.

Favorites Widget for Multiscreen HTML5 now available
Nov
29

After releasing the Favorites widget for WebHelp last week, now a new widget sees the light of day: Favorites widget for Multiscreen HTML5. With these widgets you allow users to mark pages in your (merged) help system as favorite pages. This allows them to quickly find their most used topics in your project. (This download contains two widgets: A button for setting favorites and a list of favorites in the help system.)

Favorites Widget for WebHelp now available
Nov
20

UPDATE 21-12-2012: Colum McAndrew, aka the RoboColum(n) blogged about my widget. Read the review on: http://www.cmcandrew.com/robocolumn/archives/3447

I'm proud to announce that I've just released the Favorites Widget for Adobe RoboHelp WebHelp. With this widget you allow users to mark pages in your (merged) help system as favorite pages. This allows them to quickly find their most used topics in your...

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Example of CSS
Nov
10

If you have tried your hand on the Screen Layout editor for the RoboHelp 10 Multiscreen HTML5 outputs, you will have noticed that the layout editor does not behave the same as your browser. This can be frustrating if you work with absolute positioning and floating elements.

With a simple CSS hack, you can trick the RoboHelp Layout editor . You can use this to make the layout more appealing/workable/etc. in the editor, while the supported browsers stay unaffected. To add CSS for only...

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Add Google +1 Button to RoboHelp Output
Nov
03

In this post I list the steps for adding a Google +1 button to both Multiscreen HTML5 and WebHelp outputs. This will allow users to share links to your help via Google Plus.  The instructions for WebHelp will work on FlashHelp and Browser Based AIR Help as well.

Note: The Google +1 button will only work on help that is placed on a web server.

Using RoboHelp 10 Scripting Events
Oct
31

RoboHelp 10 introduces a powerful extension to scripting: events. An event is a specific action that is executed in the RoboHelp application. For example, saving a topic or opening a project are events. With scripting events, you can set scripts to run automatically whenever a certain event occurs.

I've written an article about this new feature for the RoboHelp Developer Center. Read the article: ...

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Recording of RoboHelp & SharePoint Integration Now Available
Oct
20

The recording of the webinar on RoboHelp integration with SharePoint is now available. In this free webinar John Daigle and I will show you how you can use SharePoint and RoboHelp to store and publish information. We talk about these topics:

A Baffling Broken Link
Oct
04

Last week I was helping a colleague with a RoboHelp project she inherited. Part of what we did was fixing numerous broken links. After an hour or so all the broken links were fixed. Well, not entirely... One small link still held out against our efforts.

This link seemed to evade every effort made against it: I could not open the reference, I could not delete the reference, I could not edit the reference and I could not restore the reference. It has been quite some time since RoboHelp...

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Add Facebook Like Button to RoboHelp Output
Sep
21

In this post I list the steps for adding a Facebook Like button to both Multiscreen HTML5 and WebHelp outputs. This will allow users to share links to your help via Facebook. The instructions for WebHelp will work on HTML5, FlashHelp and Browser Based AIR Help as well.

Note: The Facebook Like button will only work on help that is placed on a web server. When you view the output locally, you will not see the Facebook Like button.

Add LinkedIn Button to RoboHelp Output
Sep
17

In this post I list the steps for adding a LinkedIn share button to both Multiscreen HTML5 and WebHelp outputs. This will allow your users to share links to your help to their LinkedIn news feed. The instructions for WebHelp will work on HTML5, FlashHelp and Browser Based AIR Help as well.

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