RoboHelp distinguishes between output types and single source layouts. An output type is a format, like HTML5 or Word or PDF. A single source layout is a version of an output type for a specific audience, such as HTML5 – US and HTML5 – Canada. Both use the HTML5 output type but you tailor them for the US and Canadian users by using different variable values, conditional build tags, stylesheets, and more. Learn more about the differences between output types and single source layouts, including commonly used output types for online and print and suggestions for naming your outputs.
- [Narrator] RoboHelp authors usually refer to…the generated output of their project as, The Output,…but there's actually a difference between an output type…and a single source layout.…The output type is simply the format…such as HTML5 for online output…or Word or PDF for print output.…So here we have one project that has actually output…HTML5 and Word and PDF.…HTML5 is actually becoming the most…commonly used online format because of its options…and because of the fact that it is…much more searchable in modern browsers.…
So HTML5 is probably the output format…that you'll pick for online.…A single source layout is a specific output…for a specific audience.…So here, for example, I have created two HTML5 outputs,…one for the U.S., and one for Canada,…two Word outputs for the U.S. and Canada, and so on.…So, in effect, you can imagine that each…single source output, or output, is simply a filter…that tells RoboHelp what files to extract…from the project, and so on and so forth…to generate the U.S. output versus the Canadian output.…
- Creating and opening projects
- Managing topics
- Importing content from HTML, Word, or FrameMaker
- Inserting images
- Creating TOCs, glossaries, and links
- Formatting with CSS
- Creating a single source of content (single sourcing)
- Understanding outputs
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1. Basic Concepts
2. Creating Content Using Topics
4. Add Formatting
5. Single Sourcing
6. Understanding Outputs vs. Targets
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