User Defined Variables have been a RoboHelp staple for a few years now. Variables are placeholders for text that you need to use throughout a RoboHelp project (e.g.: a product name). You might be using the product name thousands of times within hundreds of RoboHelp topics. Should you need to change the name of the product, you would have to go through the entire project and manually change the product name, one-by-one (or use RoboHelp's Find/Change feature).
In a previous post I have shown you how to expand all drop-downs by default when the page is loaded. Recently I was asked whether it is possible to expand only select drop-downs when the page load. Most certainly! But it requires a little more work from the author.
To expand only select drop-downs, you need to change the ehlpdhtm.js file and you need to specify...Read more
Adobe Captivate 6 introduced HTML5 output, allowing eLearning content to be interactive on mobile devices such as the iPhone and iPad. By combining Captivate's and RoboHelp's HTML5 outputs, you can easily support interactivity for iPhones and iPad in your help system. Currently only RoboHelp's Multiscreen HTML5 output supports Captivate's HTML5 output. Other outputs, such as WebHelp, only support Captivate's Flash output.
In a previous article I showed you how you can use SharePoint to host a shared review. You'll be happy to learn that with RoboHelp 10, you can also use SharePoint for version control. Version control is a method by which you store all project files on a server. You work with a local copy and synchronize all changes with the server. The benefits of using version control include:
- Version history: the server...
The toolbar script is a useful script to add extra features to your WebHelp toolbar.
This update (version 20130810) improves the show and hide dropdown functionalities: They are now compatible with RoboHelp 10's multiple twistie images.
The supported functions are:
In the previous post I showed you how to use Twisties (images) with RoboHelp drop-down menus. The Twisties indicate to a user if a drop-down menu is open or closed.
Twisties are images you include with DHTML drop-downs and DHTML expanding texts. The twisties indicate whether a drop-down is opened or closed. This gives a visual indication to readers that they can get more information.
Multiscreen HTML5 output is a Single Source Layout introduced in RoboHelp 10. This web based output uses the latest version of HTML (HTML5). Multiscreen HTML5 has several unique features that make it stand out above traditional web based outputs such as: no more frames, support for multiple devices and unique layout and content for specific devices.
Last week I wrote about Shared Reviews using Adobe RoboHelp. The Shared Review works by creating a PDF and importing the reviewed PDF into RoboHelp. This method works if only one or two others need to review your content. If you want multiple people to review your content, it is easier to use a server to collect reviews centrally.
Many companies use SharePoint for team collaboration. And with Adobe's ...Read more
When creating content within my Help System, I often put my content through a review process. Reviews help to ensure my content is correct and easy to understand.
A recurring question by RoboHelp users is how they can use RoboHelp to gather reviews efficiently. Fortunately, RoboHelp has a review option that allows reviewers who don't own Adobe RoboHelp to review your RoboHelp content. The only thing reviewers need is a PDF of your RoboHelp content, Adobe Acrobat or the free Adobe...Read more