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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.

IE 10/11 patch for RoboHelp 8
Feb
11
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If you are using RoboHelp 8 and your customers have trouble with Internet Explorer 10 or 11, you were out of luck. Fortunately, I was able to backport my RoboHelp 9 fix to allow RoboHelp 8 output to work correctly on Internet Explorer 10 and 11.

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.

Adobe RoboHelp: Embed a Vimeo Video
Feb
07
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I have previously taught you how to embed YouTube videos in a RoboHelp project. While immensely popular, YouTube is not the only video site. This week, let's focus on embedding videos located on the Vimeo website.

Adobe RoboHelp: Use Custom Fonts
Nov
29
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When you are creating content for the web, you have to keep in mind that you can only use a limited set of fonts: the Web Safe Fonts. Web Safe Fonts are fonts that are available on all browsers and devices. This includes fonts like Arial and Times New Roman. Other fonts such as Wingdings will only work on specific browsers. In this case, it will only work on Internet Explorer on Windows. This means that you can’t just use...

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Adobe RoboHelp: Embed a YouTube Video
Nov
26
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Last week, Kevin taught you how to embed YouTube videos in your eLearning projects. This week I'm going to keep with the YouTube theme and show you how you can embed YouTube content into your RoboHelp project.

Using JavaScript Syntax Highligher in RoboHelp
Jul
05
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If you write technical help, such as help for developers, there is a good chance that you are familiar with Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighligher. This nifty JavaScript allows you to easily embed example code with syntax highlighting in web pages. In this tutorial I show you how you can get the SyntaxHighlighter to work in WebHelp created with RoboHelp. The steps in this article work on RoboHelp 9 and later.

IE11 patch for RoboHelp 9
Jun
14
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If you are using RoboHelp 9 and your customers have trouble with Internet Explorer 11, you were out of luck. Fortunately, I was able to create a fix to allow RoboHelp 9 output to work correctly on Internet Explorer 11.

Highlight Search Results in Topics With ZoomSearch
Jan
02
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Zoomsearch by Wrensoft is a popular tool to add a better search function to RoboHelp’s WebHelp output. This tool became popular when the search function from WebHelp left some to be desired. But even now ZoomSearch offers much more flexibility than the regular WebHelp search.

The only thing still missing with ZoomSearch was the ability to highlight search results in topics. In this article I show you how to add topic highlighting to WebHelp...

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RH10: Show/Hide Navigation Pane Links in Topics
Oct
22
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The WebHelp code has been completely rewritten in RoboHelp 10. This had the unfortunate consequence that some scripts created for RoboHelp 9 did not work. One of these scripts is my script for adding Links for Showing and Hiding the WebHelp Navigation Pane in Topics. This post shows how you can get the same functionality in RoboHelp 10.

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