Merged Help


What's covered?

Welcome to what has been described as the motherlode for merged help! This is the page to which Adobe Technical Support point people.


Merged Help Articles



The Reasons for Merging Help

Why you would want to use merged help.

How to merge your help in RoboHelp New UI

The process for all output types using RoboHelp New UI.

How to merge your help in RoboHelp Classic

The process using RoboHelp 9 to RoboHelp 2019 Classic.


Additional instructions for merging CHMs in Classic versions.


Additional instructions for merging WebHelp using Dynamic User Centric Content.

AIR Help

Additional instructions for merging AIR Help

Merged Help with Nested TOCs

How to nest one child project's TOC within another. No longer a recommended method to merge help but if you have no option, this is how.

Splitting Projects

How to convert your existing project into separate projects.

Linking the TOC of one child to a topic in another child

How to include a topic from one child in another child's TOC.

Multiple Outputs

Phil Wells method of handling complex output combinations.

Toolbar Home Button

How to include a toolbar button that will bring the user back to the default topic, no matter where they are in the merge. Not so necessary since breadcrumbs were introduced but it may be a requirement. The method can be used for toolbar links to any other topic.

Calling WebHelp

Various methods of calling WebHelp.


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Topic Revisions


Changes to this page

28 Jan 2020

Using RoboHelp New UI added.

17Jun 2019

Amended to cover applicable RoboHelp versions.

08 Feb 2017

Topic reviewed. Links to versions before RoboHelp 9 and RoboHelp for Word removed. Also various formats branched into separate topics.

15 Sep 2014

Reference to RoboHelp 11 added.

23 Nov 2012

Reference to RoboHelp 10 added.

31 May 2011

Link to RoboHelp 9 page added.

20 Jun 2009

New article