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Adobe RoboHelp 2015: The Essentials

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"Adobe RoboHelp 2015: 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

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Copyright
  3. Contents
  4. About this Book
    1. The Authors
    2. Book Conventions
    3. Confidence Checks
    4. Project Scenarios
    5. RoboHelp Projects and Other Assets
      1. Download Data Files From the IconLogic Website
    6. Software Requirements
    7. How Software Updates Affect This Book
    8. Contacting IconLogic
  5. Module 1: Introduction to Adobe RoboHelp
    1. RoboHelp's History
      1. Open an Existing Project
    2. Pods
      1. Explore the Pods
    3. Workspaces
      1. Create a Workspace
        1. Settings Confidence Check
    4. Topics
      1. Create and Edit a Topic
      2. Delete a Topic
    5. TOCs and Indexes
      1. Explore a TOC and an Index
    6. Microsoft HTML Help
      1. Generate HTML Help
        1. CHM Confidence Check
    7. WebHelp
      1. Generate WebHelp
    8. Responsive HTML5
      1. Generate Responsive HTML5
    9. Compliance
      1. Generate Compliant WebHelp
  6. Module 2: New Projects and Adding Content
    1. Creating New Projects
      1. Create a Blank Project
    2. Creating Topics
      1. Create a New Topic
      2. Rename and Delete Topics
    3. Importing HTML Files
      1. Import an HTML File
    4. MS Word Content
      1. Import a Word Document
    5. FrameMaker Content
      1. Import a FrameMaker Document
    6. PDF Content
      1. Import a PDF
        1. Topics Confidence Check
    7. Working in HTML View
      1. Replace an HTML Tag
  7. Module 3: Project Structure and CSS
    1. Project StructureCreate Project Folders
      1. Project Structure Confidence Check
    2. Table of Contents
      1. Create a TOC Book
        1. Books Confidence Check
      2. Add Pages to TOC Books
        1. TOC Pages Confidence Check
    3. Automatic TOCs
      1. Auto-Create a TOC
    4. Cascading Style Sheets
      1. Apply a Style Sheet to a Topic
        1. Apply CSS Confidence Check
      2. Apply Paragraph Styles
        1. Styles Confidence Check
    5. Custom Style Sheets
      1. Create a Style Sheet
        1. Edit CSS Confidence Check
    6. Font Sets
      1. Create a Font Set
        1. Font Set Confidence Check
    7. Character Styles
      1. Use Inline Formatting
      2. Create a Character Style
  8. Module 4: Editing Content
    1. Spell Check
      1. Use Spell Check
        1. Spell Check Confidence Check
    2. AutoCorrect
      1. AutoCorrect Text
    3. The Thesaurus
      1. Use the Thesaurus
    4. Finding and Replacing Content
      1. Find and Replace Text
    5. PDF Review
      1. Create a PDF for Review
      2. Import Comments From a PDF
        1. Comments Confidence Check
  9. Module 5: Linking
    1. Linking to Content
      1. Link to a Word Document
      2. Edit a Linked Word Document
        1. Word Linking Confidence Check
    2. Hyperlinks
      1. Insert Hyperlinks
        1. Hyperlinks Confidence Check
    3. Bookmarks
      1. Insert Bookmarks
        1. Bookmarks Confidence Check
    4. Popup Hyperlinks
      1. Insert Auto-Sizing Popups
        1. Popup Hyperlink Confidence Check
    5. Custom-Sized Popups
      1. Insert Custom-Sized Popups
    6. Text Popups
      1. Insert a Text Popup
        1. Text Popup Confidence Check
      2. Link View
        1. Use Link View
      3. Broken Links
        1. Resolve Broken Links
  10. Module 6: Images and Multimedia
    1. Working with Images
      1. Insert an Image
      2. Add an Image Margin
        1. Hyperlink Confidence Check
    2. Background Images
      1. Add a Background Image
        1. Images Confidence Check
    3. Image Maps
      1. Add Hotspots to a Graphic
        1. Image Map Confidence Check
    4. eLearning Integration
      1. Insert an Adobe Captivate Demo
        1. eLearning Confidence Check
    5. Dynamic HTML
      1. Create Drop-Down Text
      2. Set Twisties
        1. DHTML Confidence Check
      3. Midcourse Project
  11. Module 7: Reusing Content
    1. Build Tags
      1. Create a Conditional Build Tag
      2. Apply a Conditional Build Tag
        1. Build Tags Confidence Check
      3. Create a Build Tag Expression
        1. Build Expressions Confidence Check
    2. Content Categories
      1. Create a New TOC
        1. Multiple TOC Confidence Check
      2. Apply Topic-Level Tags
      3. Create Content Categories
        1. Content Categories Confidence Check
    3. User Defined Variables
      1. Work With Variables
        1. Variables Confidence Check
    4. Snippets
      1. Work With Snippets
        1. Snippets Confidence Check
    5. Sharing Resources
  12. Module 8: Tables and Lists
    1. Working With Tables
      1. Insert a Table
        1. Tables Confidence Check
      2. Insert a Table Row
      3. Work With Table Styles
      4. Change Table Properties
        1. Another Tables Confidence Check
    2. Lines, Symbols, and Lists
      1. Add a Horizontal Line
      2. Insert a Symbol
      3. Add a Bulleted List
        1. Bullets Confidence Check
      4. Create a List Style
      5. Edit a List Style
  13. Module 9: Indexes, Search, and Glossaries
    1. Indexes
      1. Run the Smart Index Wizard
      2. Remove and Add Index Entries
        1. Index Confidence Check
      3. Add Keywords via Topic Properties
        1. Another Index Confidence Check
    2. Cross-reference Index Keywords
      1. Create a Cross-reference keyword
    3. Subkeywords
      1. Add Subkeywords to the Index
        1. Subkeywords Confidence Check
    4. Relating Topics
      1. Create a See Also Keyword
      2. Insert a Link Control
        1. See Also Confidence Check
    5. Search
      1. Add Custom Search Terms
      2. Add a Search Synonym
    6. External Content Search
      1. Create External Search
    7. Glossaries
      1. Add Glossary Terms
        1. Glossary Confidence Check
  14. Module 10: Skins and Master Pages
    1. WebHelp Skins
      1. Create a New WebHelp Skin
      2. Customize a WebHelp Skin
      3. Customize the Search Highlight Color
    2. Master Pages
      1. Create a Master Page
      2. Edit a Master Page
        1. Master Page Confidence Check
    3. Breadcrumbs
      1. Add Breadcrumbs to a Master Page
    4. Topic TOCs
      1. Add a Topic TOC
  15. Module 11: Multi-Device Support
    1. Responsive HTML5
      1. Create a Responsive Output
      2. Generate Responsive HTML5
        1. Responsive HTML5 Confidence Check
    2. Dynamic Filters
      1. Create Tags for Dynamic Filters
        1. Dynamic Filters Confidence Check
      2. Add Dynamic Filters to a Layout
      3. Dynamic Filters and Build Expression
      4. Show Tagged Output
        1. Dynamic Filters Confidence Check
    3. Mobile Apps
      1. Create a Mobile App
  16. Module 12: Windows, Browsing, and CSH
    1. Custom Windows
      1. Create a Custom Window
        1. Window Confidence Check
    2. Browse Sequences
      1. Create a Browse Sequence
        1. Browse Sequence Confidence Check
    3. Application Help
      1. Test an API Call for Help
    4. Publishing
      1. Publish an Output
        1. Publishing Confidence Check
    5. Context Sensitive Help
      1. Review CSH Source Code
      2. Create a WebHelp Window
      3. Assign Map IDs
        1. Map Confidence Check
  17. Module 13: Docs, eBooks, and Scripts
    1. Printed Docs
      1. Enable Word Macros
      2. Generate a Print Doc
        1. Printed Docs Confidence Check
    2. eBooks
      1. Create an eBook
    3. Reports
      1. Generate a Report
        1. Reports Confidence Check
    4. Scripts
      1. Run a Script
      2. Edit a Script
      3. End-Course Project
  18. Index