At a glance

 

 

What's covered?

To an extent, this page duplicates the Authoring and RoboHelp menus. However, it does make it easier to see what they cover.

 

What's covered?

Topic

Covers

Archive

Various old topics now only relevant to a few users.

Build Expressions

A brief tutorial on writing build expressions for your RoboHelp outputs.

Calling CHMs

Calling CHMs using Map IDs in Classic versions.

Calling Context Sensitive Help

This topic covers

  • Calling WebHelp using URLs
  • Calling WebHelp using Map IDs
  • Calling Merged WebHelp using Map IDs
  • Calling WebHelp using Topic IDs
  • Calling CHMs using Map IDs in 2019 New UI and above.

CHM Files Not Working

This topic covers the issues caused by Microsoft Security Update MS05-026.

Command Line Generation

Bill Albing's page on how to generate from the command line.

Fonts

How to use Font Awesome, Google Fonts, @font-face and SVG images in RoboHelp.

HTML

Covers some of the problem areas regularly seen on the RoboHelp forum.

Links

Links to sites and programs that I have found useful.

Lists

Working with lists in RoboHelp.

Lowercase - Changing file names to

How to change your file names and hyperlinks to lowercase.

Merging WebHelp

Guides to working with merging help and a method that avoids the problem of links between the parent project and the child projects.

Opening Projects

Ways of opening projects with corrupt files or in an earlier version of RoboHelp

Printed Output

A guide to how to produce printed output and deal with some of the frequently encountered problems.

Project Templates

Create a new project set up with your defaults.

Publishing WebHelp

How to keep your server neat and tidy.

Regular Expressions

If you write your own expressions to find string patterns, this is a table setting out the characters used.

Reverse Engineering

Sometimes you only have the output files for webhelp or a compiled chm file and nobody can locate the source files. This topic covers how to recover from that situation.

Reviewing

How to use the PDF Review and Tracking options.

Right to Left Help

How to (ab)use RoboHelp Classic versions to produce help for right to left languages.

RoboHelp Tour

What's new and changed in the latest version of RoboHelp plus information about other features of RoboHelp.

Searching with ZoomSearch

How to improve you search page with Google like results and multiple search options including searches outside your project.

Skin Types

The difference between WebHelp, Multiscreen, Responsive and Frameless skins.

Snippets

Odds and ends that can be lifesavers.

Topic Editors

How to set up RoboHelp Classic versions to automatically open different topics in different editors.

TOC Width

How to change the width of the TOC, Index and Search frame in Classic versions.

Twisties and Show / Hide

Shows how to emulate "twisties" where an arrow changes direction to highlight dropdown text, plus Show All / Hide All buttons.

Useful Links

Various sites that I have found useful.

Word Master TOC

How to create a Contents section spanning a number of Word documents.

Word Macros

Various word macros to make life that bit easier.

Donations

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