RoboHelp 2019 - Outputs General

Having created your topics, set up a Table of Contents, an Index, a Glossary and applied condition tags to exclude certain topics and / or content you are ready to generate one or more of the outputs. Let's summarise the options.

The default location for generating projects has always been within the !SSL! folder. Sometimes though users got it wrong and generated to the root of their project thereby trashing all their source files. Some did not have a backup! To prevent this, RoboHelp 2019 will block generating to within the project files.
Instead within My RoboHelp Projects, there is now an "outputs" folder. You can change the default in any output to your preferred location.

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About

Frameless

Responsive HTML5 outputs still relied on frames for their structure. Frames have become less popular and this new output has skins that have no frames, it's all done with DIV tags.

Responsive HTML5

Responsive HTML5 outputs have proved very popular as without any real work by the author, the layout adapts to the user's screen, be that a computer, a tablet or a smartphone. All the author has to do is customise the layout if required.

Dynamic Content Filtering allows the author to set various filters so that the user sees just topics and content applicable to the user's choices.

WebHelp

In the output presets it may appear that WebHelp has been dropped. It hasn't. The change is explained in WebHelp Output.

Dynamic User-Centric Content has been replaced by Dynamic Content Filtering. This will require some reworking of your conditional tags but it is a better solution.

WebHelp Pro

It's a common misunderstanding that WebHelp Pro is simply a better version of WebHelp. WebHelp Pro only worked if integrated with RoboHelp Server when it gave access to user control, reporting and other features. In RoboHelp 2019, you publish the standard WebHelp output above to RoboHelp Server. WebHelp Pro is therefore no longer required.

Mobile App

You can also create the content of your project as an app for Apple and Android devices. This can be useful in many scenarios where the user requires information but may not have guaranteed online access. Medical staff having to work in remote locations without internet access would be an example.

Microsoft HTML - CHMs

Notwithstanding its age, this format refuses to die. It is still popular where the help has to accessible offline and contained in a single file.

The WebHelp to CHM Converter script is not included in RoboHelp 2019..

eBook

If you create eBooks, you can use RoboHelp as your editor and easily generate the topics in eBook format.

XML

The XML Output is available with Update 4 or higher applied.