Building Online Help for Beginners Using Adobe RoboHelp 11
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Create a new online help project in Adobe RoboHelp 11.
Format your online help project topics.
Add links between topics and to other sources such as a website.
- Build forms and tables within a topic.
- Insert graphics and multimedia objects in a topic.
- Add variables and tags in a topic.
- Create custom windows within a topic.
- Write and run scripts in an online help project.
- Add a table of contents, index, and glossary to your online help project.
- Use the tools and techniques in this course to create online help systems for users in a variety of formats.
- RoboHelp 11, either standalone or as part of Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5, is required.
- Experience using Windows 7 or 8.
- Some background study on HTML5 is highly recommended.
- Some background study on technical writing is preferred.
In this course, you'll learn how to create complete online help systems using Adobe RoboHelp 11, the leading online help creation application available today. Eric Butow is your instructor and this course is narrated by Ann MacPhail.
RoboHelp allows you to create and integrate online help into your software or web app so your users can find answers to questions about your app quickly and easily. If you're a technical writer or an app developer who wants to support your users with online help, this course is for you.
This 10-hour course is divided into 13 sections that progressively show you how to create your own online help project. Each lecture contains a video demonstration that shows you how to perform the lecture task in the RoboHelp window.
Topics covered in the course include:
- Learn about the menu bars, toolbars, and windows within the RoboHelp app window
- Create a project, add project topics, and format topic text
- Design your topics with styles, links, and frames
- Go further by building forms, creating tables, and inserting graphic and multimedia files
- Understand how to create user variables, add conditional build tags, and add scripts
- Make it easy for your users to find information by learning how to add a table of contents, index, glossary, and see also keywords to your project
- Generate your project in a variety of different formats so your users can view your online help on any device from smartphones to computers…and even in a printed manual
At the end of most sections, you'll be able to create various parts of your help project in an exercise that tests how much you learned in that section.
When you finish this course, you'll have all the knowledge you need to create online help systems for your users that are truly helpful.
- This course is for anyone interested in learning how to create and publish online help systems using Adobe RoboHelp 11.
- This course is not for someone who doesn't plan to use Adobe RoboHelp 11 to create online help systems.
- This course is not for someone who wants to learn about Adobe Technical Communication Suite 5 or how to use other TCS apps with RoboHelp.
You'll learn how online help is used to help users get information quickly.
You'll learn about the different online help formats you can create in RoboHelp 11.
You'll learn about the history and background of RoboHelp since its creation in 1991.
You'll learn how RoboHelp is a part of and integrates with Adobe's Technical Communication Suite 5.
You'll learn how to open recent projects from the RoboHelp opening screen.
You'll learn how to create a new project using the New Project Wizard.
In this exercise, you'll create a new topic of your own. Then you'll add lists, text boxes, and a horizontal line. Next, you'll add framesets (including a non-scrolling one) and snippets. Finally, you'll add a map ID to your project and then generate the online help system.
You'll learn how to add a Submit button to the form so the user can send information in the form to its proper place such as an e-mail address. You'll also learn how to add a Reset button so the user can remove all information within the form by clicking on the button.
In this exercise, you'll start by adding the image of your choice to a help topic within a previously saved help project. Then you'll edit the image and add an image map. Next, you'll add a background image and a fade-in effect. Finally, you'll add a multimedia file to the topic.
In this exercise, you'll start by adding a new content category and user variable. Then you'll create a conditional build tag and apply it to text in a topic. Next, you'll create a conditional tag expression to produce topics that include certain tags. Finally, you'll run a RoboHelp script so you can see how it works.