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Adobe RoboHelp 6 Tutorial


Applications today have become sophisticated to an extent that a Help system is required for an average user to understand them. Adobe RoboHelp 6 (formerly Macromedia RoboHelp), is the fastest, easiest way to create professional Help systems and documentation for desktop and web-based applications, including .NET and Rich Internet Applications. Create Help systems that include Help topics, Table of Contents, Index, Glossary, context-sensitive Help, and more. Generate Help systems in any popular online Help format, plus press-ready printed documentation. author, Eric Butow, teaches users the various types of projects that can be created using RoboHelp, component and design requirements for creating a fully functional Help system, how to convert an HTML Help project into different Help formats from a single source, and much, much more! To begin learning Adobe RoboHelp 6 today, simply click on one of the movie links below.

* Most techniques used in these videos are applicable to both RoboHelp 6 and X5. Techniques designed solely for RoboHelp 6 users are discussed as necessary.

Introduction

About this Tutorial
New In RoboHelp X5
New In RoboHelp 6
Overview of RoboHelp
Project Types

The RoboHelp Starter Window

RoboHelp Central Tab
New Project Tab
Open Tab
Import Tab
Tools Tab

Putting Your Options In Order

The General Tab
The Tool Locations Tab
The BugHunter Tab
Link View Tab
Tools Tab
HTML Editor Tab
Smart Index Tab

The New Project Wizard

Start the Wizard
Select the Proper Plan
Enter Project Information
The First Topic

The RoboHelp HTML Window

Three Panes: Left/Right/Output
TOC Tab
Index Tab
Glossary Tab
Tools Tab
WYSIWYG Tab
TrueCode Tab
Link View Tab
Topics Tab
Output Tab
BugHunter Tab
Toolbars
Change Your Views

Creating a HTML Help Project

Change Your First Topic
Add a New Topic
Change Text In the Topic Page
Change Style Sheets
Change Your Skin pt. 1
Change Your Skin pt. 2

Add Elements to the Help Project

Add a Table
Add a Hyperlink
Add a Popup
Add a Bookmark
Add Images & Other Multimedia
Add DHTML Effects
Add See Also
Add Related Links
Add a Shortcut to Run Other Programs
Add a Text Box & Marquee
Add a Form & Elements
Build a Non-Scrolling Region

Building Your HTML Help Project Structure

Auto-Create a Table of Contents (TOC)
Drag Topics Into Your TOC
Create a New TOC Page
Create a New TOC Book
Arrange Your TOC
Use the Smart Index Wizard
Drag Topics Into Your Index
Add a New Index Keyword
Arrange Your Index
Add a New Term Into the Glossary
Add a New Term Definition

Check Your HTML Help Project

Change Project Settings
Change Project Properties
Altering the Help Window
Preview Your Topic
Check Your Links
Check Your Bookmarks
Check Your Spelling & Use the Thesaurus
Find & Replace
Save the Project
Compile the Project
View the Compiled Project
Killing Bugs

Creating Projects from a Single Source

Create a WebHelp Project
Create a WebHelp Pro Project
Create FlashHelp
Create Printed Documentation
Create XML Output

Creating a WinHelp 2000 Help System

Open a WinHelp 2000 Help Project
RoboHelp Explorer Window
Word Toolbar
Changing Your First Topic
Add a New Topic
Change Text In the Topic Page

Building a WinHelp 2000 Help System

Add a Table
Add a Jump
Add a Popup
Add Keywords
Add Images & Other Multimedia
Add Hotspots
Add Index Marker
Create a Table of Contents
Create an Index
Test Your Help System
Save/Compile/Run Your Help System

Building Your First HTML Help System

Create the Help System & Your Styles
Build Non-Scrolling Topic Pages
Build Framesets
Fill In Your Topics
Add Links & Bookmarks
Create the TOC
Create the Index
Create the Glossary
Check the Project Spelling/Links/Bookmarks
Compile & View the Project
Change & Customize the Help Window Skin
Convert the Project to WebHelp

Using New RoboHelp 6 Features

Add Global Defined Variables
Insert Mark of the Web Comment
Apply Conditional Build Tags
Use the Glossary Wizard from the Glossary Tab
Use the Enhanced Edit Map ID Dialog Box
Import Word Documents with Less Re-Editing
View Additional Reports
Compile Help Projects from the Command Line

Using New RoboHelp 6 Input & Output Tools

Open RoboScreenCapture
Customize RoboScreenCapture Options & Tools
Capture a Screen
Edit & Save a Screen
Acquire an Image
Open an Existing Image
Access Adobe Captivate
Generate a PDF File

Using RoboSource Control

Open RoboSource Control Explorer
Edit RoboSource Options
Open a New Database
Add Files/Folders/Trees
Check Files In & Out
Check the File Status & Recent Changes
Find Information in a File
Send a Message to Other Users

Course Wrap Up

Conclusion
About this Author


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