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RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training

with David Rivers

Video: Welcome

Demonstrates the core features of RoboHelp 9 HTML, the industry-standard authoring tool for creating help systems for desktop or web-based applications.
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  1. 2m 51s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      1m 48s
  2. 50m 32s
    1. What is RoboHelp?
      4m 0s
    2. Touring the workspace
      6m 33s
    3. All about pods
      4m 15s
    4. Viewing and arranging pods
      6m 5s
    5. Saving and loading workspaces
      3m 57s
    6. Retitling and renaming projects
      3m 1s
    7. Managing topics
      5m 4s
    8. Creating a TOC book
      4m 31s
    9. Managing TOC books
      5m 45s
    10. Generating a project
      3m 14s
    11. Using keyboard shortcuts
      4m 7s
  3. 40m 29s
    1. Understanding workflow
      2m 27s
    2. More about projects
      5m 30s
    3. Creating and opening WebHelp projects
      5m 45s
    4. Importing PDFs to create a project
      7m 11s
    5. Importing Word documents
      2m 50s
    6. Importing other types of files
      2m 38s
    7. Changing project settings
      3m 30s
    8. Setting localization options
      5m 0s
    9. Creating project folders
      2m 52s
    10. Auto-creating a TOC
      2m 46s
  4. 13m 45s
    1. What is a merged project?
      2m 3s
    2. Creating a master project
      5m 19s
    3. Generating a child project
      3m 18s
    4. Managing merged Help projects
      3m 5s
  5. 32m 6s
    1. Applying a style to a topic
      7m 28s
    2. Applying a style to selected paragraphs
      3m 1s
    3. Creating a new style sheet
      4m 27s
    4. Creating a font set
      4m 13s
    5. Using inline styles
      3m 14s
    6. Linking to a Word document
      6m 9s
    7. Generating compliant WebHelp
      3m 34s
  6. 34m 45s
    1. Generating FlashHelp output
      4m 28s
    2. Inserting hyperlinks
      4m 29s
    3. Inserting bookmarks
      4m 23s
    4. Importing a PDF file
      5m 4s
    5. Using auto-sizing pop-ups
      4m 17s
    6. Inserting custom-sized pop-ups
      2m 14s
    7. Inserting text-only pop-ups
      3m 38s
    8. Using the Show Links view
      2m 44s
    9. Resolving broken links
      3m 28s
  7. 34m 33s
    1. Adding graphics to a project
      8m 58s
    2. Using image margins
      3m 8s
    3. Adding a background image
      5m 7s
    4. Adding hotspots to an image
      4m 33s
    5. Adding sound to a topic
      3m 42s
    6. Integrating with Captivate
      4m 20s
    7. Creating a screen capture
      4m 45s
  8. 18m 57s
    1. Creating and using build tags
      7m 35s
    2. Using multiple TOCs
      2m 56s
    3. Working with user-defined variables
      4m 17s
    4. Creating and adding snippets
      4m 9s
  9. 30m 5s
    1. Inserting tables, columns, and rows
      4m 10s
    2. Using and duplicating table styles
      6m 23s
    3. Modifying table properties
      2m 57s
    4. Adding lines and symbols
      4m 26s
    5. Adding a bulleted list
      4m 49s
    6. Applying DHTML effects
      3m 4s
    7. Creating a trigger
      4m 16s
  10. 25m 38s
    1. Using the Smart Index wizard
      5m 51s
    2. Adding and removing index entries
      1m 49s
    3. Adding keywords from topic properties
      2m 5s
    4. Adding subkeywords to an index
      2m 31s
    5. Creating "see also" keywords
      6m 36s
    6. Adding custom search terms
      4m 17s
    7. Adding glossary terms
      2m 29s
  11. 46m 42s
    1. Inserting forms and form elements
      5m 7s
    2. Adding radio buttons
      3m 11s
    3. Adding HTML code to a topic
      1m 58s
    4. Adding checkboxes
      1m 41s
    5. Inserting drop-down menus
      4m 14s
    6. Adding a multi-line text field
      2m 40s
    7. Adding submit and reset buttons
      2m 35s
    8. Naming forms and setting actions
      5m 41s
    9. Splitting your help screen using frames
      3m 22s
    10. Creating framesets and modifying attributes
      6m 35s
    11. Modifying frameset attributes
      4m 20s
    12. Linking topics to frameset regions
      5m 18s
  12. 38m 35s
    1. Assigning a skin to a layout
      4m 35s
    2. Creating custom skins
      6m 28s
    3. Customizing search highlight color
      3m 19s
    4. Creating a master page
      6m 5s
    5. Editing master pages
      2m 31s
    6. Adding breadcrumbs to a master page
      3m 12s
    7. Adding a mini-TOC to a topic
      6m 11s
    8. Publishing a project
      6m 14s
  13. 23m 15s
    1. Understanding version control
      1m 53s
    2. Preparing to review
      3m 54s
    3. Creating a PDF for review
      7m 27s
    4. Adding and reviewing comments
      4m 36s
    5. Accepting and rejecting changes
      4m 12s
    6. Collaboration options in AIR applications
      1m 13s
  14. 10m 29s
    1. Adding design-time controls
      4m 3s
    2. Adding ActiveX controls
      2m 38s
    3. Customizing ActiveX controls
      3m 48s
  15. 17m 49s
    1. About printed documents
      2m 0s
    2. Setting general print properties
      4m 18s
    3. Organizing topics and chapter layout
      3m 13s
    4. Organizing sections
      1m 57s
    5. Using style mapping
      3m 57s
    6. Setting printer options
      2m 24s
  16. 1m 25s
    1. Next steps
      1m 25s

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RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training
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In this course, author David Rivers demonstrates the core features of RoboHelp 9, the industry-standard authoring tool for creating help systems for desktop or web-based applications. The course shows how to work with RoboHelp pods, save custom workspaces, create new projects, and leverage existing content in other formats, such as Word and PDF documents. It also includes tutorials on merging projects, topic formatting, using graphics and multimedia, and using forms and frames.

Topics include:
  • Touring the interface and workspaces
  • Creating a project and importing content
  • Auto-creating a TOC
  • Merging help projects
  • Generating FlashHelp output
  • Controlling page layout with tables and DHTML
  • Creating indexes, search terms, and glossary terms
  • Building forms with buttons and check boxes
  • Controlling output with conditional text
  • Creating skins and master pages
  • Reviewing projects and managing comments and changes
  • Applying ActiveX controls
  • Generating printed documents


Hi and welcome to RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training. I'm David Rivers. Adobe RoboHelp truly is the industry standard for authoring help systems. It is the preferred software program for help authors, technical writers, and programmers who are tasked with authoring help systems, whether they are desktop or web-based applications. Now, this course is targeted to users who are new to RoboHelp in general, as well as those who may be new to Adobe's latest rendition of RoboHelp HTML version 9.

We will begin with the basics, like touring the user interface and learning about workspaces, pods, and environments, before we get into creating and exploring the various types of projects one can create with RoboHelp. Then it's on to more advanced topics that will familiarize you with the various components, content, and formatting of your projects. So with so many topics to cover, let's get started.

Find answers to the most frequently asked questions about RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training .

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Q: When I insert the ActiveX Calendar control and try to hide the title by setting the ShowTitle property to false, the title is not removed and remains visible. Why is this happening?
A: There are many ActiveX controls available and many versions of a control may exist. Different versions of a control can behave differently. Certain properties may work in one version of a control and not in another. ActiveX controls can be installed on your computer by different programs other than RoboHelp, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. In this title, version 11.0 of the Calendar control is used. If you are using a different version of the Calendar control, the ShowTitle property may not work properly. Go to to learn more about ActiveX controls and their properties.





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