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Adobe RoboHelp: Merging TOCs
Feb
11
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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.

Adobe RoboHelp:Importing Google Docs
Dec
31
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As more companies make the move to Google products (over 5 million and counting), more content is created with ...

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Adobe RoboHelp: Reuse a Customised Layout
Oct
29
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While customizing a Screen Layout in RoboHelp takes a lot of work (you have to add the images, assign the correct colors, etc.), you can get incredible results. Take, for example, the Responsive RedGreen layout, a customized Azure Blue provided by Adobe:

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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: Create a Sitemap
Dec
21
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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.

Adobe RoboHelp: Creating a Mobile App
Nov
05
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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...

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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: Embedding Multimedia from Camtasia Studio
Oct
24
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Integration between RoboHelp and Adobe Captivate has always worked well. Kevin taught you this integration some time ago. Using multimedia from other applications such as Camtasia used to be much harder. A recent patch for RoboHelp 2015 makes using media from Camtasia and other applications easy.

To be able to...

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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: Dynamic Filters
Jul
16
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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.

Adobe RoboHelp 2015: Conditional Build Tags and Named Expressions
Jun
27
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A project can easily contain thousands of topics. When you generate a layout, all of the topics are generated. But what if you want to exclude several topics from being generated? Using Conditional Build tags, you can mark topics or topic content. When the time comes to generate, you can choose to create conditions that control which tagged content is generated. Using conditions, you can maintain one large project but generate multiple layouts; each layout can have unique content. Content...

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Adobe RoboHelp: Merging WebHelp
May
25
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I've previously taught you how to create links between Merged HTML Help projects. This time, let's tackle merged WebHelp. Merging WebHelp differs from merging HTML Help in that you select the RoboHelp project to merge instead of the output.

Merged HTML Help: Linking Between Projects
Apr
25
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In my last article I introduced you to merged help and showed you how to create merged Microsoft HTML Help (CHM). In this post I will show you how to create links to a merged project.

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