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Adobe RoboHelp Classic Beginner Training

Adobe RoboHelp Classic Beginner Training

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Mar 19-20 2020 10am - 5pm ET

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Jun 8-9 2020 10am - 5pm ET

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Adobe RoboHelp Classic Training

Adobe RoboHelp is an authoring and publishing solution that allows for help content delivery on the iPad and other tablets, smart phones, and desktop units in output formats ranging from multi-screen HTML5, WebHelp, CHM, Adobe AIR Help, PDF, eBook, and native mobile apps. The RoboHelp Beginner course is designed for the beginner to intermediate RoboHelp user and will teach you the essential skills needed to create and deliver user assistance (Help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledge bases). You will learn to create RoboHelp projects from scratch and to add content via importing from Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, PDFs, and HTML. You’ll learn to enhance content with graphics, DHTML, and multimedia and to improve content navigation by adding hyperlinks, indexes, and glossaries. You’ll improve your production efficiency by learning about cascading style sheets, variables, snippets, and master pages. You’ll also learn how to control the look of the final output via Skins.

This class is fully interactive, as you will be able to speak with and hear from the instructor and other students as you work in real time to complete activities within the software. While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor's screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor.

Note: While not a requirement, some students find it helpful to attend this class using two computer monitors. This will allow for one screen to always display the instructor's screen, and the other for you to use as you follow along with the instructor

The current version of RoboHelp that we offer for our public classes is Adobe RoboHelp 2017 and RoboHelp 2019 Classic. You can attend this course using either RoboHelp version 2015, 2017, or RoboHelp 2019 Classic. While we are no longer offering public courses for older legacy versions of Adobe RoboHelp, you can elect for private training in any legacy version (contact us for details at 888.812.4827). If you are using an older version of RoboHelp, you are welcome and encouraged to attend this RoboHelp course. Our instructors will be happy to point out differences between the software versions throughout the course. To attend this RoboHelp class, all you’ll need to do is download the free trial version of RoboHelp 2019 Classic (http://www.adobe.com/products/robohelp/try.html) and we will send you our latest workbook. If you would prefer a legacy version of the workbook, it is available upon request in either a free digital version from Vitalsource or in hardcopy format for 50% off the retail price.

Also, Adobe is working on a new version of RoboHelp called RoboHelp 2019. Unlike RoboHelp 2019 Classic, RoboHelp 2019 looks nothing like older versions of RoboHelp. Once Adobe finalizes the RoboHelp 2019 features we will sunset our RoboHelp 2017 & 2019 Classic public courses in favor of RoboHelp 2019.

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 classs? 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 Adobe RoboHelp training needs. 

Email us so we can discuss your needs and set up your custom training »

Introduction to Adobe RoboHelp Classic

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 WebHelp

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 Code 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 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


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

Images and Multimedia

  • Insert an Image
  • Add an Image Margin
  • Add a Background Image
  • Add Hotspots to a Graphic
  • Insert an Adobe Captivate Demo
  • 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 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 

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
  • Create External Search
  • Add Glossary Terms

Skins and Master Pages

  • Create a New Skin
  • Customize a WebHelp Skin
  • Customize the Search Highlight Color
  • Create a Master Page
  • Edit a Master Page
  • Add Breadcrumbs to a Master Page
  • Add a Topic TOC

Multi-Device Support

  • Create a Responsive Layout
  • Generate Responsive HTML5
  • Create Dynamic Filters
  • Create a Mobile App

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

  • Enable Word Macros
  • Generate a Print Doc
  • Create an eBook
  • Generate a Report
  • Work with Scripts

Note: The lessons outlined above comprise activities typically covered in a class of this skill level. The instructor may, at the instructor's discretion, alter the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class participants.

About Your Instructors

Kevin Siegel

Kevin Siegel, founder and president of IconLogic, Inc., has been teaching adult learners since 1992. As a certified technical trainer, technical writer, instructional designer, and eLearning developer, Kevin continues to sharpen his skills as a distiller and presenter of “need-to-know” information. Evolving from a 5-year military tour in photojournalism, Kevin’s “skills and drills” approach accelerates the learning curve for thousands of customers and fans alike.

Kevin has written hundreds of workbooks teaching readers how to use software from Adobe, Quark, Techsmith, and Microsoft. His recent top-selling editions include how-to workbooks on Adobe Captivate, Adobe RoboHelp, and TechSmith’s Camtasia Studio.

A frequent speaker at conferences and trade shows, Kevin was recognized by Adobe Systems, Inc. as one of their Top Five Most Highly Rated Adobe Certified Instructors, Worldwide. In 2012, Kevin delivered presentations at the International Legal Technology Association (ILTA) Annual Conference, Washington, DC; the eLearning Developers Conference (DevCon), Salt Lake City, UT; the Intelligent Content Conference, Palm Springs, CA; and the Adobe Learning Summit, Las Vegas, NV. 

Kevin holds multiple certifications from companies such as Adobe and the CompTIA. You can reach Kevin at ksiegel@iconlogic.com.  

Matt Sullivan

Matt Sullivan is certified in all Adobe Technical Communication products. His certifications include Captivate, FrameMaker, RoboHelp, Acrobat, Illustrator, InDesign, Presenter, and Connect. Matt specializes in helping groups and individuals improve their technical communication and electronic publishing workflow. His 25 years of software and publishing experience allow him to bring best practices and integration concepts into every engagement.

Matt regularly represents Adobe at conferences, and also presents at national conferences like the Society for Technical Communication, LavaCon, and Writers U/A. He is also the co-author of Publishing Fundamentals: Unstructured FrameMaker 11, regarded as one of the best FrameMaker reference books available.

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The Best Training Review by Nancy
This RoboHelp course was very educational and engaging. I enjoyed how Matt Sullivan encouraged participation throughout the two-day training. This type of instruction really helped me in learning and processing the material. This online course was by far the best I've ever taken and even better than any live classroom training courses. Having no prior RoboHelp experience, I took enough away from this course to assist me with Online Help and User Guides. Thanks to IconLogic and AJ for all of his coordination and helpful emails! (Posted on 1/5/2015)
Great course and instructor a.k.a. An online class that was as good as the classroom in every way! Review by Charles
The coursework/textbook was all very useful and the technology worked very well (which is a first for me!). Matt Sullivan is a great instructor who took plenty of time to answer all of my questions. He helped me in my weak areas and gave me extra knowledge in my work specific areas.

I can honestly say that this was the first online course that I've ever taken that was actually equal in quality and quantity to live classroom training. It was even better in fact, as the class was small.

Chuck Lively Jr. (Posted on 8/29/2014)
The RoboHelp Class was Easy, Engaging, and Educational! Thank you IconLogic and AJ! Review by Irena
I recently took on the role of Technical Writer for my company. With no prior RoboHelp knowledge, I was able to fully understand this coarse and take away all the knowledge I needed to complete a User Guide. I am now proud to say that two months later, I have completed a software UserGuide using RoboHelp, all thanks to IconLogic and A.J! The class was easy, engaging, and educational! Thank you IconLogic and AJ! (Posted on 4/1/2014)

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From the Microsoft PowerPoint Workshop: Finding, Editing, and Creating Vector Graphics for eLearning Design mini course: "AJ is a fantastic instructor. She has a wealth of knowledge on the subject and presents it very clearly. She knows how to manage learners and how to manage time. Excellent course, as was the one that preceded this one."
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