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RoboHelp 101: Rookie

RoboHelp 101: Rookie
  • Price £695.00
  • Level Introduction - Intermediate
  • Duration 3 day(s)
All major credit cards accepted


Imagine being able to use RoboHelp to create state-of-the art context sensitive Help after just 3 days of training!

That’s what Academy Class’s RoboHelp – Introduction HTML-Based Help course holds in store for you.

This course teaches you how to create effective online Help in a range of HTML-based formats including WebHelp and Adobe FlashHelp and Microsoft’s HTML Help. Aimed at Help authors, technical writers, instructional designers, and others who need to create electronic documentation, the course provides an excellent foundation for creating state-of-the art context sensitive Help.


Professionals seeking to create or enhance Help Systems using Robo-Help. Users will benefit from the many tips and tricks, as well as special exercises. Participants are encouraged to bring problems, questions and samples from their working environment to the class for group discussion.

Assumed Knowledge

Experience of a word processor (preferably Microsoft Word), including use of styles. Previous experience of writing Help an advantage, but not essential. Some knowledge of HTML and CSS an advantage, but not essential.


Planning a Help System

  • Generating an HTML Help Layout
  • Using Files
  • Folders & Styles in Creating a Help System
  • Adding Media, Creating Basic Links
  • Creating an Index
  • Adding a Table of Contents
  • Generating & Distributing Online Help
  • Updating and Customising WebHelp Projects
  • Generating Printed Documentation
  • Adding Navigation
  • Bookmarks & Image Map Hotspots
  • Finishing Touches
  • Conditional Building Tags
  • Cross-Platform Help Projects
  • Context-Sensitive WebHelp
  • RoboHelp Office Pro
  • Updating an Online Information Project
  • Adding Effects
  • Creating Browser Sequences
  • Working with Version Control

Course Content

Introduction to RoboHelp HTML

  • Create an HTML Help Project
  • Explore the Pods
  • Explore the Toolbars
  • Load the Default Environment
  • Save an Environment
  • Re-title and Rename the Project
  • Edit a Topic
  • Edit a Topic Headline
  • Rename and Delete Topics
  • Create a TOC Book
  • Add, Delete and Rename TOC Books
  • Move TOC Books
  • Add Pages to TOC Books
  • Generate a Project

Topic Formatting

  • Create a WebHelp Project
  • Import an HTML File
  • Import a Word Document
  • Import a FrameMaker Document
  • Rename Topic Titles
  • Create Project Folders
  • Auto-create a TOC
  • Apply a Style Sheet to a Topic
  • Apply Styles to Selected Paragraphs
  • Create a New Style Sheet
  • Create a Font Set
  • Use Inline Styles
  • Use Spell Check
  • Use the Multi-File Find and Replace Utility
  • Generate 508 and W3C Compliant WebHelp

FlashHelp, Links, PDFs and Pop-Ups

  • Generate FlashHelp Output
  • Create a New Toolbar
  • Add Commands to a Toolbar
  • Insert Hyperlinks
  • Change Hyperlink Colours
  • Insert Bookmarks
  • Import a PDF Document
  • Insert Auto-Sizing Popups
  • Insert Custom-Sized Popups
  • Insert a Text-Only Popup
  • Use Link View
  • Resolve Broken Links

Graphics and Multimedia

  • Add Graphics to a Help Project
  • Change Image Margins
  • Rename an Image
  • Add a Background Image
  • Add Hotspots to a Graphic
  • Add Sound to a Topic
  • Import and Format Topics
  • Insert an Adobe Captivate Demo
  • Create a Screen Capture using

Build Tags, Variables and Snippets

  • Create Conditional Build Tags
  • Define a Build Tag Expression
  • Create a New Table of Contents
  • Create a Variable
  • Insert and Edit a Variable
  • Create a Snippet
  • Add a Snippet to a Topic

Tables and DHTML

  • Insert a Table
  • Format a Table
  • Add a Horizontal Line
  • Insert a Symbol
  • Add a Bulleted List
  • Format a Heading with a Fade in DHTML Effect
  • Apply Fly in DHTML Effects
  • Work with Positioned Text Boxes
  • Create a Trigger

Indexes, Glossaries, Printed Docs and PDFs

  • Run the Smart Index Wizard
  • Remove and Add Index Entries
  • Add Keywords Via Topic Properties
  • Add Sub-keywords to the Index
  • Create a See Also Keyword
  • Insert a Link Control
  • Add Glossary Terms
  • Generate a Report
  • Generate Printed Documentation
  • Generate a PDF

Forms and Frames

  • Insert a Form
  • Add Form Radio Buttons
  • Add HTML Code to a Topic
  • Add a Form Check Box
  • Insert a Drop-Down Menu into a Form
  • Add a Multi-line Text Field to a Form
  • Add Form Submit and Reset Buttons
  • Name a Form and Set an Action
  • Import HTML Files Create a Frameset
  • Modify Frameset Attributes
  • Link Topics into Frameset Regions

Skins and Templates

  • Use a Skin
  • Create a Custom Skin
  • Publish a Project
  • Create a Topic Template
  • Edit a Template

Windows, Browsing and Help

  • Create a Custom Window
  • Create a Browse Sequence
  • Review a Web Application’s Source Code
  • Publish a WebHelp Project
  • Review CSH Source Code
  • Create a Custom WebHelp Window
  • Create a Map File and Assign Map IDs

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