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Adobe RoboHelp 2019: The Essentials

Adobe RoboHelp 2019: The Essentials

ISBN: 9781944607432

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“Adobe RoboHelp 2019: The Essentials” is a self-paced, step-by-step workbook that teaches you the essential RoboHelp skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (software/application help systems, operations manuals, policies and procedures... the list is endless).

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 and HTML files.

Enhance your topics with graphics, and interactive multimedia (using eLearning content created in 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 final output via Skins and presets.

Deliver content that can be consumed on any kind of device including desktops, laptop, smartphones, and tablets using output such as Responsive HTML5, WebHelp, HTMLHelp, and even 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 responsive design, WebHelp, HTML Help, and even eBooks.”

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 Project Content
  • Create, Edit, and Delete a Topic
  • Explore a TOC and an Index
  • Generate HTML Help
  • Generate Responsive HTML5
  • Generate a Print Version of the Help System
  • Output an eBook

 Creating Projects

  • Create a Blank Project
  • Create a New Topic
  • Rename and Delete Topics
  • Import HTML Files
  • Import Word Documents
  • Edit Text Formatting in Source View

 Project Structure, TOCs, and Styles

  • Create Project Folders
  • Create a TOC Book
  • Auto-Create a TOC
  • Edit Book Names and Reorder Pages in a TOC
  • Attach a Style Sheet to a Topic
  • Apply Paragraph Styles
  • Create a Style Sheet
  • Remove and Apply a Style Sheet
  • Create and Apply a Character Style
  • Format a Bulleted List

Linking

  • Link to a Word Document
  • Insert Links
  • Insert Bookmarks
  • Insert Auto-Sizing Popups

Images and Multimedia

  • Insert an Image
  • Add Alternate Text and an Image Title
  • Add Hotspots to a Graphic
  • Import Captivate Demos into a Project
  • Insert Captivate Demos into Topics
  • Create Drop-Down Text

Tags, Expressions, and Variables

  • Create a Condition Tag
  • Apply a Condition Tag
  • Create a Condition Expression
  • Apply Topic-Level Tags
  • Create Dynamic Content Filters
  • Create a Variable
  • Work With Snippets

Tables, Indexes, Search, and Glossaries

  • Insert a Table
  • Work With Table Styles
  • Add Index Keywords from Within a Topic
  • Edit Multiple Topic Properties
  • Create a See Also Keyword
  • Insert a See Also Placeholder into a Topic
  • Add Custom Search Terms
  • Add a Search Synonym
  • Add Glossary Terms

Responsive HTML5, Skins, and Master Pages

  • Create a Responsive Output
  • Edit a Skin
  • Create a Master Page
  • Edit a Master Page

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 an Output
  • Review CSH Source Code
  • Create a Map File and Assign Map IDs

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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