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RoboHelp is the best-selling tool for developing, creating, and maintaining a variety of online help systems. From the importance of planning your system to the creation of contextsensitive help for HTML Help, WebHelp, and WebHelp Enterprise, the authors provide a step-by-step tutorial for building an online help system. The book begins with an explanation of installing and configuring RoboHelp and presents an outline for creating a documentation plan. Additional topics include using RoboHelp Enterprise, managing...
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Overview

RoboHelp is the best-selling tool for developing, creating, and maintaining a variety of online help systems. From the importance of planning your system to the creation of contextsensitive help for HTML Help, WebHelp, and WebHelp Enterprise, the authors provide a step-by-step tutorial for building an online help system. The book begins with an explanation of installing and configuring RoboHelp and presents an outline for creating a documentation plan. Additional topics include using RoboHelp Enterprise, managing an online help project, simplifying the navigation for users by providing a table of contents and index, and monitoring the effectiveness of your help system with the reporting utilities.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556229541
  • Publisher: Wordware Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 8/28/2002
  • Edition description: BK&CD-ROM
  • Pages: 422
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.24 (h) x 1.50 (d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Installing RoboHelp 1
Which RoboHelp Do You Need? 1
What's New in RoboHelp 2002? 2
Installing RoboHelp 4
Installing RoboHelp Office and RoboHelp Enterprise Author 4
Installing RoboEngine 12
Using the Tutorials 20
Summary 21
Chapter 2 Understanding Online Help 23
What is Online Help? 23
Advantages to Using Online Help 24
Disadvantages to Using Online Help 27
Ways You Can Use Online Help 28
Which Type of Online Help Should You Use? 30
WinHelp 30
HTML Help 31
WebHelp and WebHelp Enterprise 32
What's This? Help 33
JavaHelp 34
Oracle Help 35
Other Types of Online Help 36
Planning Your Online Help System 36
Why is It Important to Plan Your Online Help? 36
Creating a Documentation Plan 37
How to Use a Documentation Plan 51
Summary 53
Chapter 3 Getting Started with RoboHelp HTML 55
Starting RoboHelp HTML 55
Using the RoboHelp Starter 55
Using the RoboHelp Starter from within RoboHelp 58
Understanding the RoboHelp HTML Window 59
Left Pane--Tools 59
Right Pane--Project 61
Menu Bar and Toolbars 62
Customizing the RoboHelp HTML Main Window Settings 64
Adjusting the Panes 64
Changing the Toolbar Display 65
Displaying Topic Preview 65
Specifying an HTML Editor 67
Summary 68
Chapter 4 Creating Your First RoboHelp HTML Project 69
Starting a RoboHelp HTML Project 69
Adding Content to a Topic Page 70
Adding Topics 71
Connecting the Topics with Links 73
Adding a Link 73
Viewing Links 76
Testing Your Help Project 76
Preview the Individual Topic 77
Quick Generate the Entire Project 79
Summary 80
Chapter 5 Linking Topics Together 81
Adding a Text, Image, or Popup Link 82
Adding a Text-only Popup 86
Adding an Image Map 87
Adding Link Controls 89
Preparing Topics for Link Controls 90
Creating Link Controls 93
Adding an Expanding or Drop-down Link 98
Using the Link View 100
Adding Links with ActiveX Controls 101
Inserting a Shortcut Link 102
Inserting a Link to a WinHelp Topic 104
Closing a Window or Displaying Version Information with ActiveX Controls 106
Summary 107
Chapter 6 Formatting Text, Paragraphs, and Topic Pages 109
Planning Your Formats 109
Formatting Text 109
Specifying Character Formats 110
Specifying Paragraph Formats 117
Formatting Topic Pages 127
Specifying Topic Borders and Shading 127
Using Headers and Footers 129
Summary 130
Chapter 7 Using Lists and Tables 131
Bulleted and Numbered Lists 131
Creating Bulleted Lists 132
Creating Numbered Lists 135
Creating a Reusable List Style 137
Tables 139
Creating Tables 139
Formatting Tables 143
Summary 154
Chapter 8 Adding Images and Special Effects to RoboHelp HTML Files 155
Working with Images 155
Preparing Images 155
Inserting Images into Your Project 156
Editing an Image in the Image Window 158
Images Report 161
Using the RoboHelp Office Image Tools 162
Inserting Special Effects 166
Adding Multimedia 167
Adding a Marquee 172
Adding DHTML Effects 175
Adding a Splash Screen 181
Summary 182
Chapter 9 Getting Organized Using Folders, Tables of Contents, and Indexing Tools 183
Working with Project Folders 183
Creating a New File Folder 185
Removing Folders 187
Using the RoboHelp HTML Multi-File Find and Replace Tool 187
Organizing Information for the User 190
Working with a Table of Contents 190
Creating an Index 194
Embedding Navigation in a Topic 207
Summary 207
Chapter 10 Maintaining Consistency with Templates and Skins 209
Working with Templates 209
Creating Topic Templates 210
Using Templates 216
Working with Skins 219
Customizing a RoboHelp HTML Skin 220
Importing and Exporting Skins 234
Working with Custom Colors 239
Creating Custom Colors 239
Adding a Custom Color to the Drop-Down Menu 240
Summary 241
Chapter 11 Using Windows in RoboHelp HTML 243
Working with Microsoft HTML Help Windows 244
Creating and Editing a Custom Microsoft HTML Help Window 244
Displaying Topics in Custom Windows 251
Working with WebHelp Enterprise Windows 254
Specifying WebHelp Enterprise Window Name, Caption, and Location 255
Specifying WebHelp Enterprise Window Options 257
Summary 260
Chapter 12 Creating Context-Sensitive Help 261
Working with Developers 261
Creating Context-Sensitive Help for Microsoft HTML Help Output 262
Creating Window-Level Topics for HTML Help 262
Creating Field-Level Topics for HTML Help 271
Creating Context-Sensitive Help for WebHelp and WebHelp Enterprise Output 286
Notes for Developers 288
Summary 289
Chapter 13 Creating Forms 291
Designing a Form 292
Creating a Form 292
Inserting Form Elements 293
Specifying Element Properties 297
A Few Words about CGI Scripts 307
Summary 308
Chapter 14 Using Frames and Framesets 309
Designing a Frameset 310
Creating a Frameset 311
Specifying Frameset Attributes 311
Working with a Frameset 313
Previewing a Frameset 314
Displaying Topics in the Frameset 315
Creating Links that Open a Topic in a Frame 315
Opening a Frameset 318
Summary 322
Chapter 15 Using Other RoboHelp Tools 323
Finding HTML Help Files and Components 323
Using the Find HTML Help Files Tool 324
Using the Find HTML Help Components Tool 325
Registering and Unregistering HTML Help Files 326
Registering .chm Files 326
Decompiling WinHelp to Create Source Files 327
Decompiling HTML Help to Create Source Files 330
Software Video Camera 331
Setting the Software Video Camera Options 332
Setting the Capture Region 334
Recording Videos 335
Viewing Videos 335
Summary 337
Chapter 16 Creating WebHelp Enterprise 339
Why You Should Use WebHelp Enterprise 339
What You Need to Use WebHelp Enterprise 339
Getting Ready to Publish WebHelp Enterprise 340
Setting the Primary Target 341
Connecting to the Server 342
Publishing WebHelp Enterprise 343
Copying WebHelp and WebHelp Enterprise to Other Locations 346
Viewing WebHelp Enterprise 350
Fine-Tuning the RoboEngine 352
Using Natural Language Search 357
Using the WebHelp Enterprise Reports 362
The Unanswered Questions Report 364
The Frequently Asked Questions Report 365
The Areas Requiring Support Report 366
The Frequently Viewed Content Report 366
The Usage Statistics Report 367
The Unanswered Questions Trend Report 368
The Help System Errors Report 369
Summary 369
Chapter 17 Developing Large Online Help Projects 371
Using Build Tags 371
Using Browse Sequences 377
Managing Online Help Projects 383
Creating a Plan 383
Establishing Standards 383
Backing Up Your Files 383
Using a Source Control System 385
Tracking Topic Status 385
Releasing the Finished Online Help 387
Closing the Project 387
Summary 388
Appendix A File Extensions 389
Appendix B Reports 393
Broken Links Report 394
Duplicate Map IDs Report 394
External Topics Report 395
Glossary Report 396
Images Report 397
Index Report 398
Map IDs Report 400
Project Status Report 401
See Also Report 402
Style Sheet Report 403
Table of Contents Report 404
Topic Properties Report 405
Topic References Report 407
Topics by Priority Report 408
Unreferenced Topics Report 409
Unused Files Report 410
Unused Index Keywords Report 411
Used Files Report 412
Index 415
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