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Adobe RoboHelp 2017: The Essentials Workbook

Adobe RoboHelp 2017: The Essentials Workbook

ISBN: 9781944607067

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"Adobe RoboHelp 2017: The Essentials” is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that teaches you the essential RoboHelp skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases).

Step-by-step instructions guide you through the process of creating new RoboHelp projects and topics from scratch. Learn to import content from Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, PDFs, and HTML files.

Enhance your topics with graphics, dynamic effects (DHTML), multimedia (eLearning content created using Adobe Captivate).

Improve the navigation of your content by adding hyperlinks, indexes, and glossaries. Increase your production efficiency by learning about cascading style sheets, variables, snippets, and master pages. Learn how to control the look of the final WebHelp output via Skins.

Generate output (Single Source Layouts) that will allow you to deliver help content to the iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops using output formats such as Responsive HTML5, Multiscreen HTML5, WebHelp, Microsoft HTML Help, Adobe AIR Help, PDF, and eBooks.

This book features:

  • All of the Adobe RoboHelp projects, images, audio files, and other assets to get started (Just download the free RoboHelp 30-day trial software from the Adobe website and jump in!)
  • Dozens of step-by-step, hands-on activities
  • Confidence Checks to challenge your new skills
  • Hundreds of supporting screen shots

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What is RoboHelp? And what can you do with it? According to Adobe, “RoboHelp is an easy-to-use authoring and publishing solution.” Adobe also says that RoboHelp will allow you to “deliver content to the iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops using output formats such as multi-screen HTML5, WebHelp, CHM, Adobe AIR Help, PDF, eBook, and native mobile apps.”

Everything Adobe says about RoboHelp is true, and you’ll see that for yourself as you work and learn RoboHelp via the lessons presented in this book.

Introduction to Adobe RoboHelp

  • Open an Existing Project
  • Explore the Pods
  • Create a Workspace
  • Create, Edit and manage Topics
  • Explore a TOC and an Index
  • Generate HTML Help
  • Generate WebHelp
  • Generate Responsive HTML5
  • Generate Compliant HTML5

New Projects and Adding Content

  • Create a Blank Project
  • Create a New Topic
  • Rename and Delete Topics
  • Import an HTML File
  • Import a Word Document
  • Import a FrameMaker Document
  • Import a PDF
  • Edit in HTML View

Project Structure and CSS

  • Create Project Folders
  • Create a TOC Book
  • Add Pages to TOC Books
  • Auto-Create a TOC
  • Apply a Style Sheet to a Topic
  • Apply Paragraph Styles
  • Create a Style Sheet
  • Create a Paragraph Style
  • Create a Font Set
  • Use Inline Formatting
  • Create a Character Style

Editing Content

  • Use Spell Check
  • AutoCorrect Text
  • Use the Thesaurus
  • Find and Replace Text
  • Create a PDF for Review
  • Import Comments From a PDF 

Links

  • Link to a Word Document
  • Edit a Linked Word Document
  • Insert Hyperlinks
  • Insert Bookmarks
  • Add a Topic TOC
  • Insert and work with Popups
  • Use Link View and Resolve Broken Links 

Images and Multimedia

  • Insert Images
  • Add an Image Margin
  • Add a Background Image
  • Add Hotspots to a Graphic
  • Insert an Adobe Captivate Simulation
  • Use Dynamic HTML to Create a Drop-Down Hotspot
  • Work with Twisties

Reusing Content

  • Create a Conditional Build Tag
  • Apply a Conditional Build Tag
  • Create a Build Tag Expression
  • Create a New TOC
  • Apply Topic-Level Tags
  • Create Content Categories
  • Work with Dynamic Filters
  • Work With Variables
  • Work With Snippets
  • Share Dropbox Resources

Tables and Lists

  • Insert a Table
  • Insert a Table Row
  • Work With Table Styles
  • Change Table Properties
  • Add a Horizontal Line
  • Insert a Symbol
  • Add a Bulleted List
  • Create a List Style
  • Edit a List Style 
  • Set Global Formatting

Indexes, Search, and Glossaries

  • Run the Smart Index Wizard
  • Remove and Add Index Entries
  • Add Keywords via Topic Properties
  • Add Subkeywords to the Index
  • Create a See Also Keyword
  • Insert a Link Control
  • Add Custom Search Terms
  • Add a Search Synonym
  • Create External Search
  • Add Glossary Terms

Skins and Master Pages

  • Create a Screen Layout
  • Generate Responsive HTML5
  • Create a WebHelp Skin
  • Customize a WebHelp Skin
  • Customize Search Highlight
  • Create a Master Page
  • Edit a Master Page
  • Add Breadcrumbs to a Master Page

Windows, Browsing, and Context Sensitive Help (CSH)

  • Create a Custom Window
  • Create a Browse Sequence
  • Test an API Call for Help
  • Publish Content
  • Review CSH Source Code
  • Create a WebHelp Window
  • Assign Map IDs 

Docs, eBooks, and Scripts

  • Generate a Print Doc from Adobe RoboHelp to Microsoft Word
  • Create an eBook
  • Generate a Report
  • Work with Scripts

Kevin Siegel is the founder and president of IconLogic, Inc. He has written hundreds of step-by-step computer training books on applications such as Adobe Captivate, Articulate Storyline, Adobe RoboHelp, Adobe Presenter, Adobe Technical Communication Suite, Adobe Dreamweaver, Adobe InDesign, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, QuarkXPress, and TechSmith Camtasia Studio.

Kevin spent five years in the U.S. Coast Guard as an award-winning photojournalist and has nearly three decades experience as a print publisher, technical writer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer. He is a certified technical trainer, a veteran classroom instructor, and a frequent speaker at trade shows and conventions.

Kevin holds multiple certifications and was named one of the top trainers in the world by Adobe Systems, Inc.

Willam van Weelden is a technical writer and functional designer from the Netherlands. After studying to become a teacher, he made the switch to technical documentation.

Willam is an Adobe Community Professional, ranking him among the world's leading experts on RoboHelp. Willam’s specialties are HTML5 and RoboHelp automation. Apart from RoboHelp, Willam also has experience with other industry standard programs such as Adobe Captivate and Adobe FrameMaker.

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Excellent engagement and patience - thanks!
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