Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Adding and removing index entries, part of RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training.
When you use the Smart Index wizard to create your index here in a RoboHelp project, it does 99% of the work for you. Yes, but the results may not be perfect. As we look at our list here in our How to Use LDC References project, it's a long alphabetical list of entries that have been pulled from the various topics and topic titles. So we see keywords and subkeywords, and then we realize maybe some of these don't belong. So, you may want to remove some, you may also want to add things that could be missing.
So let's start right at the top. Here's two words A sense. It really doesn't belong. We'll click once, press Delete on the keyboard. It's gone just like that. Same thing for the word Al, select it, press Delete, and it's gone. So you continue through this list finding words that you think really don't belong in the index, click and delete, just like that. Now if there are entries that should be there that are missing you can add them as well. For example, here in our Welcome topic, maybe navigation system, those two words should show up.
As we scroll down the list into the Ns, we see something for Navigation; we don't see navigation system. So clicking and dragging across those two words means we can now right-click, and from the pop-up menu go down to Add to, from the submenu move to Index Keyword, and then just click Index to add it to our default index, just like that. So it gets added and now when we click it right here in our Index pod, you can see the topic it's associated with, the Welcome topic, whereas Navigation is associated with the navoverview or navigation overview topic.
So that's all there is to removing words or keywords, sub keywords and adding them to your index after you've run the Index Wizard.
- 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
Skill Level Beginner
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 www.microsoft.com to learn more about ActiveX controls and their properties.
1. Getting to Know RoboHelp
2. Creating WebHelp Projects
3. Merging Projects
4. Formatting Topics
5. Creating FlashHelp Projects
6. Using Graphics and Multimedia
7. Using Tags, Variables, and Snippets
Using multiple TOCs2m 56s
8. Working with Tables and DHTML
9. Working with Indexes and Searches
10. Using Forms and Frames
11. Using Skins and Master Pages
12. Reviewing Projects and Collaborating
13. Using ActiveX Controls
14. Generating Printed Documents
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