Single-sourcing lets you create one source of content and either a) extract subsets of the content to create different outputs for different audiences or b) re-use chunks of the content in multiple places in multiple projects. The first definition, creating multiple outputs from one source, is supported by a RoboHelp feature called conditionality. The second definition, content re-use, is supported by two features called snippets and variables. Learn more about conditions, snippets, and variables, and how to create and use them.
- [Instructor] One of RoboHelp's strengths is its support…for a concept called single-sourcing.…In this module, we'll look at two definitions…of single-sourcing.…The first definition is that you can make selective use…of the contents of a project.…For example, here's a project that's got eight topics…and the topics aren't labeled.…So when you generate the output,…all the topics get included.…The problem is what if you want to generate…two different outputs, one for the US and one for Canada,…but the problem is how do you pick out the US…and Canadian topics so that you don't include…the US topics in the Canadian output and vice versa?…The answer is to use conditions.…
Condition is equivalent to a category.…So here I've broken my topics into three different…categories, A, B, and C, and when I generate my output,…I can then tell RoboHelp generate output A,…and what it will do is grab all the topics…and all the material that's been categorized as A, output B,…it grabs all the material that's been categorized as B,…
- 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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