Adobe released RoboHelp 2017, the latest and greatest version of the popular help authoring tool. When you open RoboHelp 2017 for the first time, you may get the impression that this release is only minor. (The ribbon and pods from RoboHelp 2015 have been unchanged.) But don’t let appreances fool you!
For large help systems, it is common to reuse content in the Table of Contents (TOC) when part of the system uses the same options and/or features.
For instance, you might need to include a common introduction for several modules. With RoboHelp, you can include a topic in multiple locations in the TOC, allowing for easy reuse.
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RoboHelp 2015 patch 2 introduces a great feature for Responsive HTML5: sitemaps. A sitemap is a file with a list of all topics in your output. Search engines such as Google and Bing use the sitemap to determine which topics are available in your output, boosting findability of your content. If you want to make 1st place on Google, having a sitemap is essential. Without a sitemap, Google may not be able to index your entire output, skipping useful topics it can’t find.
RoboHelp 2015 introduces a new output: mobile apps. With this output, you create Android and iOS applications without any coding and without installing additional software. Best of all, creating apps is completely free. Only if you want to publish your app on the Apple App Store do you need a paid Apple developer account.
In this tutorial I will show you how to create an app that you can install on your Android Device.
Before you begin, ensure that you have...Read more
In this webinar I approach RoboHelp 2015’s new HTML5 layout from a different approach. I demo the new, easy icon-based approach to selecting widgets or configuring where search results will appear, I also briefly remind you of the old approach in previous RoboHelp that required directly editing CSS code. This session will also cover how to provide greater context or end-users in search results, showing more details. Configure search results to appear in topic panes or on the content, use the...Read more
A few weeks ago I showed you how to use named Conditional Build Expressions to include or exclude content from your output. RoboHelp 2015 has a new feature to make tags even more useful: Dynamic Filters.
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 But since Adobe updated the layouts included with RoboHelp, the old TOC only layout was out of date.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:
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