Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Using the Smart Index wizard, part of RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training.
Possibly the most important part of a well-designed help system here in RoboHelp…is the index and that's what we're going to talk about now.…An index is really just a list of topics and keywords that come from your…project, and if you design your index properly, you're going to make it possible…for your users of your help system to quickly and easily find the information…they're looking for.…So the Keywords area is created from words that you decide should be linked to…your topics, and when you create new topics, for example, try Ctrl+T on your…keyboard, you'll see from the New Topic dialog with the General tab selection,…you can actually create keywords on-the- fly as you're creating a new topic, but…it's just as easy to add keywords to existing topics.…
The best and fastest way to do that is something called the Smart Index Wizard…and that's where we're going to start.…It does much of the work for you.…So here we are working with our How to Use LDC references project.…You can see I've double- clicked the Welcome topic.…
- 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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