ThinqDigital Adobe Authorized Training
ThinqDigital  Adobe Authorized Training

RoboHelp: HTML-based Help (2 or 3 days)

This instructor-led training course covers the strategies and development process of designing a Help system. You will be introduced to the RoboHelp Office environment and create actual HTML-based Help projects, including creating context-sensitive WebHelp. You will also explore the single-sourcing capability of RoboHelp by generating cross-platform WebHelp, HTML Help and creating printed documentation.

Course Outline

Unit 1 - Introduction

    Module 1 - Course Overview

    • Welcome!
    • Course Goal
    • Course Outline
    • Assumptions
    • How To Use This Training Manual
    • How To Use The Training CD
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 2 - Technology Overview

    • Defining a Help System
    • Describing the Benefits of a Help System
    • Defining the Different Help Systems
    • Describing the Different Output Types
    • Describing the Basic Characteristics of All Output Types
    • Defining HTML
    • Defining HTML-Based Help
    • Defining Microsoft HTML Help
    • Defining Browser-Based Help
    • Defining XML
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 3 - Planning a Help System

    • About the Structure of a Help System
    • Communicating the Message
    • Planning Your Help System
    • Using the Systematic Approach
    • Analyzing Your Audience, Resource, and Constraints
    • Designing a Help System Prototype
    • Developing Your Help System
    • Implementing Your Help System
    • Evaluating the Effectiveness of Your Help System
    • What You Have Learned

Unit 2 - Application HTML Help Project

    Module 4 - Starting a New Project

    • Project Planning
    • Project Background
    • Creating a New HTML Help Project
    • Understanding the Help Authoring Environment
    • Working with the Tag List
    • Setting RoboHelp WYSIWYG as the Default Editor
    • Working with the WYSIWYG Editor
    • Creating a New Topic from the Toolbar
    • Checking Your Settings
    • Adding More Topics
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 5 - Working with Files and Folders

    • Project Scenario
    • Working with Folders
    • Opening and Closing Folders
    • Selecting Your Viewing Options
    • Importing HTML Files
    • Importing Microsoft Word Documents
    • Importing a Word Document
    • Importing FrameMaker Files
    • Creating Headers and Footers
    • About Topic Templates
    • Creating Topic Templates
    • Creating a Header/Footer for Topic Template
    • Applying Topic Templates
    • Creating a New Folder
    • Moving Files In and Out of Folders
    • Deleting Files
    • Importing More Topics
    • Organizing the Project Manager 3
    • Updating the Topics 3
    • What You Have Learned 3

    Module 6 - Working with Styles

    • Creating Style Sheets
    • Best Practice for Using Styles
    • Creating a New External Style Sheet
    • Defining Styles
    • Creating a New Style
    • Attaching a Style Sheet to Several Topics
    • Using Embedded Styles
    • Using Inline Styles
    • Adding Numbered and Bulleted Lists
    • Formatting with Inline Styles
    • Spell Checking Your Topic
    • Practice
    • Previewing Topics
    • Advanced Practices
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 7 - Creating Basic Links

    • Linking Topics
    • Project Update
    • Dragging and Dropping to Insert Links
    • Viewing Hyperlinks
    • Testing Hyperlinks
    • Dragging and Dropping More Topics
    • Advanced Practices
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 8 - Adding a Table of Contents

    • Creating a Table of Contents
    • Adding Books to the TOC
    • Adding Pages to the TOC
    • Dragging and Dropping Pages into the TOC
    • Rearranging Books and Pages
    • Automatically Creating TOCs
    • Using Right-Click Menu to Update TOC
    • Dragging and Dropping a TOC Page into WYSIWYG Editor
    • Describing the Merged Help System Feature
    • Advanced Practices
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 9 - Generating an HTML Help Layout

    • Project Update
    • Defining Primary Layouts and Single Source Layouts
    • Generating Microsoft HTML Help Layouts
    • Customizing the TOC
    • Viewing Your HTML Help Primary Layout
    • Using the Output View Pane
    • Resolving Broken Links
    • Generating Your Revised Layout
    • Practice
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 10 - Adding Media

    • Adding Images to Topics
    • Dragging and Dropping Images
    • Adding Horizontal Lines
    • Using the ReSize Tool
    • Inserting a Resized Image
    • Practice
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 11 - Creating an Index

    • Indexing Guidelines
    • Strategies for Indexing
    • Adding Index Keywords Using the Index Designer
    • Adding Index Keywords Using the Right-Click Menu
    • Automatically Creating Indexes
    • Building a Custom Phrase List
    • Building an “Always Ignore” List
    • Confirming Keywords for Each Topic
    • Automatically Adding Keywords
    • Viewing the Index
    • Options while Smart Indexing
    • Creating Multi-Level Index Entries
    • Manually Sort the Index
    • Arranging Keywords with Toolbar Buttons
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 12 - Project Review and Distribution

    • Generating Your HTML Help Primary Layout
    • Preparing for Reports
    • Viewing and Printing Reports
    • Backing Up Your Project
    • Distributing Online Help
    • Distributing Microsoft HTML Help
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 13 - Generating Printed Documentation

    • About Single-Source Technology
    • Planning for Printed Documentation
    • Opening an Existing Project
    • Creating Printed Documents
    • Creating a Duplicate Layout
    • Generating a PDF Document
    • Generating Multiple Layouts
    • What You Have Learned
    • Project Completion

Unit 3 - WebHelp Project


    Module 14 - Updating a WebHelp Project

    • About Your HTML and WebHelp Projects
    • Project Background
    • Opening an Existing WebHelp Project
    • Confirming Primary Layout is WebHelp
    • Creating Folders
    • Creating a New Topic
    • Importing HTML Files
    • Importing Word Documents
    • Importing FrameMaker Files
    • Assigning a Default Topic
    • Generating Your WebHelp Layout
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 15 - Customizing Your WebHelp Project

    • Creating a Font Set
    • Creating a New Style Sheet
    • Applying the Style Sheet to All Topics
    • Updating a Style Sheet
    • On-the-Fly Style Creation
    • Advanced Practices
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 16 - Adding Navigation

    • Project Update
    • Creating a TOC
    • Creating an Index
    • Creating a WebHelp Glossary
    • What Makes a Successful Glossary?
    • Strategies for Creating Online Glossaries
    • Navigating the Glossary Designer
    • About the Glossary Designer and Glossary Hotspot Wizard
    • Adding and Defining Glossary Terms
    • Adding Expanding Glossary Hotspots Using the Glossary Hotspot Wizard
    • Viewing Expanding Glossary Hotspots
    • Automatically Removing Expanding Glossary Terms from Topics
    • Manually Removing Expanding Glossary Text from Topics
    • Generating Your WebHelp Layout
    • Practice and Advanced Practices
    • Spell Checking the TOC
    • Viewing Reports
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 17 - Adding Bookmarks and an Image Map Hotspot

    • Creating Bookmarks
    • Creating a Back-to-Top Bookmark
    • Creating a Frameset
    • Creating Bookmarks for Frameset
    • Linking a Custom Frameset
    • Viewing a Custom Frameset
    • Creating an Image Map Hotspot
    • What You Have Learned 3

    Module 18 - Finishing Touches

    • Project Update
    • Inserting a Table into a Topic
    • Working with Tables
    • Working with Bullets and Lists
    • Creating Links to Your Topics
    • Creating Skins
    • Generating WebHelp with Skins
    • Practice
    • Generating FlashHelp with Skins
    • Advanced Practices
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 19 - Using Conditional Build Tags

    • About Conditional Build Tags
    • Planning for Conditional Build Tags
    • Creating New Conditional Build Tags
    • Applying Conditional Build Tags to Topic Content
    • Previewing Conditional Text
    • Applying Conditional Build Tags to Topic Level
    • Verifing Conditional Build Tag Properties
    • Defining Conditional Build Tag Expressions
    • Combining Build Tags with Layouts
    • Setting Your Primary Layout
    • Practice
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 20 - Distributing Cross-Platform Help Projects

    • Spell Checking Your Entire Project
    • Defining WebHelp
    • Defining WebHelp’s Accessibility
    • Generating Section 508 Compliant WebHelp
    • Publishing a WebHelp Layout
    • Republishing a WebHelp Layout
    • Distributing WebHelp
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 21 - Creating Context-Sensitive WebHelp

    • Creating Cross-Platform Context-Sensitive Help
    • Using Context-Sensitive Help Guidelines
    • Introducing the Electronic Timecard.htm
    • Creating Context-Sensitive WebHelp
    • Creating a Map File
    • Creating Map IDs
    • Creating a Custom Window
    • Copying Your WebHelp Project
    • Viewing the Source Code
    • Calling a WebHelp System from an HTML Page
    • Calling a Single Context-Sensitive Topic from an HTML Page
    • Using the Context-Sensitive Help Test Tool
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 22 - Working With RoboHelp Office Pro

    • Using RoboHelp Office Pro
    • Understanding the Process
    • Defining RoboEngine
    • Defining the RoboEngine Configuration Manager
    • Overview of Tasks
    • Setting the Primary Layout to WebHelp Pro
    • Connecting Your Project to the Engine
    • Publishing a Project to the Engine
    • Merging Projects
    • Accessing Reports
    • Viewing Reports
    • Accessing the Merged Projects
    • Testing the Natural Language Search
    • Entering More Questions for Natural Language Search
    • Working with Synonyms
    • Republishing a Project to the Engine
    • Changing the Configuration Manager
    • Testing the Natural Language Synonym Editor 3
    • What You Have Learned 3
    • Project Completion 3

Unit 4 - Standalone HTML Help Project


    Module 23 - Updating an Online Information Project

    • Project Background
    • Opening an Existing HTML Help Project
    • Changing Window Properties
    • Changing the Window Caption
    • Adding a New Topic
    • Adding a Jump Button
    • Creating Folders
    • Importing Files
    • Accessing the TOC
    • Creating Books With No Links
    • Dragging Topics to Create Pages
    • Adding Related Topics Link Controls
    • See Also Overview
    • Implementing See Also Feature
    • See Also versus Related Topics
    • Adding See Also Keywords in the Index Designer
    • Associating Topics With the See Also Keywords
    • Adding See Also Controls to Topics
    • Viewing Your Project
    • Duplicating See Also Controls 3
    • Viewing Your Updated Project 3
    • Practice 3
    • Advanced Practices 3
    • What You Have Learned 3

    Module 24 - Adding Effects

    • Project Update
    • Adding Dynamic HTML to an Image
    • Practice
    • Adding Dynamic HTML to Text
    • Practice
    • Adding Popups
    • Adding Text-Only Popups to Topics
    • Practice
    • Adding Popup Links to Topics
    • Resizing Popup Links to Topics
    • Creating a Drop-Down Hotspot
    • Creating Image Maps
    • Using Advanced DHTML Features
    • Adding a Positioned Text Box
    • Using Triggers and Targets to Create DHTML
    • Adding Sounds to Topics
    • Advanced Practices 3
    • What You Have Learned 3

    Module 25 - Creating Browse Sequences

    • Defining Browse Sequences
    • Planning for Browse Sequences
    • Updating Window Properties
    • Automatically Creating Browse Sequences
    • Manually Creating Browse Sequences
    • What You Have Learned

    Module 26 - Working With Version Control

    • Project Background
    • Describing the Benefits of Version Control
    • How Version Control Works
    • How Version Control Works in RoboHelp
    • Describing Strategies for Multi-Author Projects
    • Using the Version Control Toolbar
    • Adding a Project to Version Control
    • Editing a Checked Out File
    • Checking In an Edited File
    • Showing the History of Files
    • Showing the Differences Between Files
    • Rolling Back to a Previous Version of a File
    • What You Have Learned
    • Project Completion
    • Class Completion

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