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Adobe RoboHelp is one of the coolest applications you’ll ever use as a technical communicator. It’s like the “Swiss army knife” of document-creation software. I’ve been using for almost 20 years now and I’m still busy discovering different options and capabilities every time I use it.
You can create not only HTML help files with it but also PDF documents and a lot more.
RoboHelp is not free but here is the good news: you can download a free trial copy From Adobe Robohelp’s website and put it through its paces for 4 weeks:
Yet the question is, how to make the best of those 30 days?
Since one cannot learn everything about RoboHelp during those 4 weeks, what should we focus on during the trial period?
Here is a list of 9 items that I suggest you focus on during the trial period:
- Creating original content from scratch inside RH’s editing pane.
- Importing Word and FrameMaker files.
- Importing FrameMaker BOOKS as a whole instead of single files.
- Creating, editing, and using MASTER PAGES.
- Creating, editing, and using variables.
- Creating, editing, and using Anchored Frames.
- Creating, editing, and using Conditional Text tags.
- Creating and editing TOCs and Indexes.
- Learning how to generate different OUTPUT formats from the same set of source files.