Automation

Adobe RoboHelp: Remove Temporary Files Automatically
Sep
17
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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.

Update for RoboHelp ExtendScript Library
Aug
12
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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.

Google Drive: Remove Conflicted Copies in Batch
Mar
28
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I use Google Drive. A lot. I place personal documents, photo's and RoboHelp projects in Drive. It works great as I have access to files and documents on all computers. The one downside about Google Drive is the enormous number of conflicted copies. When working with RoboHelp, Google Drive can't keep up with the changes, resulting in hundreds of conflicted copies. But also Word documents, photographs and other document get conflicted copies. A conflicted copy has (1) (or a...

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Freebie: Adobe RoboHelp Baggage File Report
Feb
21
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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 Image Replacer Script
Jan
13
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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.

Maintenance Update for RoboHelp ExtendScript Library
May
09
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A maintenance update for the RoboHelp ExtendScript Library is now available. This maintenance update brings improved compatibility of the library with RoboHelp 10 scripting events.

See Also converter available
Mar
11
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See Also controls are useful for showing related documents. In RoboHelp, a See Also control shows a popup with which the user can select a related file. This control is handy, but it looks old fashioned and it won't work on mobile devices.

Using RoboHelp 10 Scripting Events
Oct
31
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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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Updated Script: Recover Project from WebHelp Output
Aug
22
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I just updated the script to recover a RoboHelp project from a WebHelp or WebHelp Pro output. The script will now replace the Mini TOC with a snippet with a Mini TOC placeholder inside.

This new feature makes it easy for you to set up the Mini TOC after recovery. You now only need to change the placeholder in the snippet to change the appearance of all the Mini TOCs used in the project.

Recover RoboHelp Project from WebHelp (Pro) Output
Aug
13
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You may have had the situation where you needed to recover your project from your output file. If you have ever been in this unfortunate situation, you know what an immense amount of work it is to recover your project that way.

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