RoboHelp Master Class

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.

The online course is comfortably spread out over four weeks, with extra opportunity for projects and Q&A sessions.

The online class covers the same material, but in 2 full days of online training. The class is 6 hours of instruction each day, complete with conference call, interactive screensharing, and hands-on lessons.

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


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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