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Adobe RoboHelp 2015 & 2017: Advanced Content Reuse

Adobe RoboHelp 2015 & 2017: Advanced Content Reuse

Course Date Course Time Price Seats
Mar 21 2019 1pm - 4pm ET

RoboHelp Content Reuse--everything you need to get started!

RoboHelp is a great way to reuse content. Take for example a CRM software product. The product is marketed with different names and distinct visual style for different markets. But the product works the same. Modules of the software are available based on user’s authorisation. With RoboHelp, it is easy to maintain a single source while supporting all these configurations.

RoboHelp content reuse is easy with variables, conditional tags, and dynamic filters allowing you to single source all these different configurations. To take reuse to the next level, more advanced features are required. Attend this 3-hour session and you’ll learn how to use variable sets, advanced conditional build expressions, and dynamic filters to cater to all possible configurations of your content from a single source.

Note: Students will need to have RoboHelp 2015 or newer to participate in this course. A trial version is fine and can be downloaded from www.adobe.com.

Where is this class held?

This is a live, online class led by a field expert; and just like an in-person class, it is fully interactive and engaging. The difference between an online and onsite class? No travel! You can participate from anywhere in the world with an Internet connection. Many of our students choose to stay home from work on these training days, some never even changing out of their slippers! Where applicable, students are able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other participants throughout the course as they work in real-time to complete activities.

Need something a little more personal?

We understand your team might have specific training needs and we would love to work with you. We offer both online and on-site instructor-led, fully customizeable courses tailored to your training needs. 

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Topics covered include:

  • Variables, Variable sets, and the User Defined Variables Script

Variables allow you to manage common names and terms from a central location. Whenever a name changes, you can update your topics in one go. Variable sets take variables to the next level by allowing you to switch variable definitions for different outputs automatically. And with the script, you can convert any existing text into variables.

  • Conditional Build Tags and Dynamic Filters

Conditional Build Tags allow you to tag content to indicate that it is only relevant for a specific context. By leveraging Build Tags you can easily maintain different versions or configurations in a single RoboHelp project. By adding Dynamic Filters, you allow readers to choose for themselves which content they want to view.

  • Working with Multiple Single Source Layouts

When creating help for multiple customers or configurations, multiple Single Source Layouts allow you to configure each configuration once and reuse it. By combining Single Source Layouts with Built Tags and Variable sets, you can easily maintain different configurations without the risk of missing a setting.

About Your Instructor

Willam Van Weelden

Willam Van Weelden is a technical writer and functional designer from the Netherlands. After studying to become a teacher, Willam made the switch to technical documentation. Willam is a RoboHelp, Captivate and FrameMaker expert specializing in automating RoboHelp and HTML5.

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