How To Take This Class

Course Overview

In this Adobe RoboHelp Training course, students will learn how to use RoboHelp to create and deliver user assistance in the form of help systems, policies and procedures, and knowledgebases. Students will see how to import content from Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, PDFs, and HTML files. They will also learn how to enhance help topics with graphics, dynamic effects (DHTML) and multimedia (including eLearning content created using Adobe Captivate). Students will also learn how to Improve the navigation of content by adding hyperlinks, indexes, and glossaries. They will also see how to Increase production efficiency through cascading style sheets, variables, snippets, and master pages as well as how to control the look of the final WebHelp output via Skins. Finally, students will see how to generate output to the iPad and other tablets, smartphones, and desktops using output formats such as Responsive HTML5, Multiscreen HTML5, WebHelp, Microsoft HTML Help, Adobe AIR Help, PDF, and eBooks. While designed for RoboHelp 2017 and RoboHelp 2019 "Classic", students using RoboHelp 2015 may also attend this class. Your instructor will note differences between the versions where applicable. It's important to note that this class does not cover the latest version of RoboHelp - RoboHelp 2019 since this product represents some substantial changes to the user interface.

Course Prerequisites

No prerequisites

Course Audience

This course is intended for students who want to learn how to create help files in RoboHelp.

What You'll Learn

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:
  • import content from Microsoft Word, Adobe FrameMaker, PDFs, and HTML files
  • Enhance help topics with graphics, dynamic effects and multimedia
  • Work with variables and snippets
  • Use tables and lists
  • Create Index, Search and Glossaries
  • Use Skins and Master Pages
  • Create Adobe Air, PDF, WebHelp, HTML5 and eBook Help files
  • Create output for iPad, tablets, smartphones and desktops

Course Duration

2 Days

Course Outline

  1. 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 HTML5
    • New Projects and Adding Content
  2. 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 HTML View
    • Project Structure and CSS
  3. 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 Paragraph Style
    • Create a Font Set
    • Use Inline Formatting
    • Create a Character Style
    • Editing Content
  4. Use Spell Check
    • AutoCorrect Text
    • Use the Thesaurus
    • Find and Replace Text
    • Create a PDF for Review
    • Import Comments From a PDF
    • Links
  5. Link to a Word Document
    • Edit a Linked Word Document
    • Insert Hyperlinks
    • Insert Bookmarks
    • Add a Topic TOC
    • Insert and work with Popups
    • Use Link View and Resolve Broken Links
    • Images and Multimedia
  6. Insert Images
    • Add an Image Margin
    • Add a Background Image
    • Add Hotspots to a Graphic
    • Insert an Adobe Captivate Simulation
    • Use Dynamic HTML to Create a Drop-Down Hotspot
    • Work with Twisties
    • Reusing Content
  7. 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 Dynamic Filters
    • Work With Variables
    • Work With Snippets
    • Share Dropbox Resources
    • Tables and Lists
  8. 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
    • Set Global Formatting
    • Indexes, Search, and Glossaries
  9. 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
    • Add a Search Synonym
    • Create External Search
    • Add Glossary Terms
    • Skins and Master Pages
  10. Create a Screen Layout
    • Generate Responsive HTML5
    • Create a WebHelp Skin
    • Customize a WebHelp Skin
    • Customize Search Highlight
    • Create a Master Page
    • Edit a Master Page
    • Add Breadcrumbs to a Master Page
    • Windows, Browsing, and Context Sensitive Help (CSH)
  11. 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
  12. Generate a Print Doc from Adobe RoboHelp to Microsoft Word
    • Create an eBook
    • Generate a Report
    • Work with Scripts

What Students Receive

Each student will receive:
  • A printed courseware manual for use during and after class, with hands-on Adobe RoboHelp labs and exercises.
  • A PC headset for communicating with your instructor and fellow students during your RoboHelp Training Class
  • A course completion certificate upon successful completion of your RoboHelp Training course
  • Six months of post-class email support from a RoboHelp Instructor