Learn how to use RoboHelp, a single sourcing tool used to create online content for use on devices ranging from PCs to mobile devices, running on multiple platforms and browsers, plus print, to handle all your clients’ information distribution needs.
- [Narrator] Welcome, in this video, you'll learn what RoboHelp is, and what you can use it to create. RoboHelp is a content authoring tool that you can use to create a lot of different outputs including online help for software applications, the kind of help that users get by clicking a help button, online documents like service manuals, reference manuals, and training manuals, print versions of those service manuals and training manuals and so on, and any other type of material that you might need in either online and or print form.
You'll create these outputs by creating content in small chunks, called topics, then adding navigation, in the form of a table of contents, a search feature, perhaps an index, various kinds of web style links, formatting, and more. The online output is typically read on a desktop PC, or laptop, but RoboHelp also lets you create online outputs to be read on mobile devices like phones or tablets. You can also use a technology called responsive output to create a single output that can be read on all these types of devices.
The print output is typically in the form of a PDF or Word document, traditionally, you'd create a separate project for each of these outputs, but RoboHelp lets you create one project from which you can generate all of these outputs. You'll do this using a technique called single sourcing, single sourcing lets you work more efficiently because you're creating multiple outputs from one source of material rather than one source for each output. This also simplifies maintenance, because there's only one copy of the material to maintain.
In a nutshell, that's RoboHelp. Let's dive in and go to work.
- 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