Basic RoboHelp - Working with Content

Learn to use Adobe's award-winning help authoring tool to author topic-based content and create sophisticated online and application-based help for your software products.

Comfortably spread out over six weeks, with extra opportunity for projects and Q&A sessions, this course follows the exact syllabus of the live RoboHelp classes I've delivered for years.

I've provided the complete syllabus below, and as always, with this format there's room to get into the weeds if you like.

Learning software shouldn't be exhausting, but sitting for 6-8 hours a day in a software class can be a challenge.

That's why I've taken my 20 years of FrameMaker classroom training experience and turned it into an easy to follow online course. It's your choice...blast through the material in a couple of days like you would in a live class, or increase your retention by taking a few weeks to more thoroughly absorb the content.

You'll learn best practices and tips that come from my classes, my FrameMaker reference books, and from the videos I've produced for Adobe.

Looking for live interaction?

Each of my courses comes with the option for two weekly live sessions. See the checkout page for details.

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RoboHelp Course Syllabus

Introduction to Adobe RoboHelp

  • Open an Existing Project
  • Explore the Pods
  • Create a Workspace
  • Create, Edit and manage Topics
  • Explore a TOC and an Index
  • Generate HTML Help
  • Generate WebHelp
  • Generate Responsive HTML5
  • Generate Compliant WebHelp

New Projects and Adding Content

  • Create a Blank Project
  • Create a New Topic
  • Rename and Delete Topics
  • Import an HTML File
  • Import a Word Document
  • Import a FrameMaker Document
  • Import a PDF
  • Edit in Code View

Project Structure and CSS

  • Create Project Folders
  • Create a TOC Book
  • Add Pages to TOC Books
  • Auto-Create a TOC
  • Apply a Style Sheet to a Topic
  • Apply Paragraph Styles
  • Create a Style Sheet
  • Create a Font Set
  • Use Inline Formatting
  • Create a Character Style

Editing Content

  • Use Spell Check
  • AutoCorrect Text
  • Use the Thesaurus
  • Find and Replace Text
  • Create a PDF for Review
  • Import Comments From a PDF

Links

  • Link to a Word Document
  • Edit a Linked Word Document
  • Insert Hyperlinks
  • Insert Bookmarks
  • Insert and work with Popups
  • Use Link View and Resolve Broken Links

Images and Multimedia

  • Insert an Image
  • Add an Image Margin
  • Add a Background Image
  • Add Hotspots to a Graphic
  • Insert an Adobe Captivate Demo
  • Use Dynamic HTML to Create a Drop-Down Hotspot
  • Work with Twisties

Reusing Content

  • Create a Conditional Build Tag
  • Apply a Conditional Build Tag
  • Create a Build Tag Expression
  • Create a New TOC
  • Apply Topic-Level Tags
  • Create Content Categories
  • Work With Variables
  • Work With Snippets
  • Share Dropbox Resources

Tables and Lists

  • Insert a Table
  • Insert a Table Row
  • Work With Table Styles
  • Change Table Properties
  • Add a Horizontal Line
  • Insert a Symbol
  • Add a Bulleted List
  • Create a List Style
  • Edit a List Style

Indexes, Search, and Glossaries

  • Run the Smart Index Wizard
  • Remove and Add Index Entries
  • Add Keywords via Topic Properties
  • Add Subkeywords to the Index
  • Create a See Also Keyword
  • Insert a Link Control
  • Add Custom Search Terms
  • Create External Search
  • Add Glossary Terms

Skins and Master Pages

  • Create a New Skin
  • Customize a WebHelp Skin
  • Customize the Search Highlight Color
  • Create a Master Page
  • Edit a Master Page
  • Add Breadcrumbs to a Master Page
  • Add a Topic TOC

Multi-Device Support

  • Create a Responsive Layout
  • Generate Responsive HTML5
  • Create Dynamic Filters
  • Create a Mobile App

Windows, Browsing, and Context Sensitive Help (CSH)

  • Create a Custom Window
  • Create a Browse Sequence
  • Test an API Call for Help
  • Publish Content
  • Review CSH Source Code
  • Create a WebHelp Window
  • Assign Map IDs

Docs, eBooks, and Scripts

  • Enable Word Macros
  • Generate a Print Doc
  • Create an eBook
  • Generate a Report
  • Work with Scripts

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