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Mastering RoboHelp Office 2002


Provides the basics of online Help development along with fast-paced tutorials that will have the novice Help developer creating RoboHelp and RoboHelp HTML systems in no time!

Getting Started introduces Help terminology; sample Help windows; overview of the RoboHelp and RoboHelp HTML desktops; how to choose the right Help format; and a comparison of Help features available from WinHelp, HTML Help, WebHelp, Oracle Help and Java Help.

Working with Help Projects describes creating projects; compressing and compiling projects in RoboHelp; and generating projects in RoboHelp HTML.

Importing Documents, Files and Projects contains Word to Help conversion tips; how to convert Word documents to RoboHelp; how to import Word documents to RoboHelp HTML; how to convert WinHelp projects to RoboHelp HTML; and how to import HTML files to RoboHelp HTML.

Working with Help Topics describes creating topics; previewing topics; deleting topics; renaming topics; assigning and updating keywords; and adding non-scrolling regions.

Defining Appearance and Navigation covers defining main and secondary windows; using window and background color; adding main window buttons; formatting text in RoboHelp and RoboHelp HTML; creating and updating the Contents tab, browse sequences and the Index tab; creating and modifying RoboHelp HTML templates; using WebHelp skins; and creating a Section 508 compliant WebHelp project.

Adding Interactivity and Graphics describes adding jumps and links; using popup windows and RoboHelp HTML popup alternatives, including text-only popups, expanding text and drop-down text; adding mid-topic jumps and bookmarks; creating buttons, including a Related Topics button; using HTML Help controls; adding graphics; using macros and scripts; creating a Glossary tab in RoboHelp HTML; and adding multimedia.

Finishing Up describes using build tags; producing RoboHelp and RoboHelp HTML reports; and distributing the Help system.


You'll show your understanding of the concepts presented by working through tutorials to create standalone WinHelp and HTML-based Help systems using RoboHelp Office 2002.


By working through the tutorials contained in the manual, you will understand the best uses of WinHelp and HTML-based Help formats, learn about designing and writing for online communication, pick up some handy tips for using RoboHelp Office 2002, and create your own full-featured RoboHelp and RoboHelp HTML systems.

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This e-manual is a self-paced course. You can proceed through all of the exercises contained in the tutorial, or select only the exercises that are of interest to you, at your own pace and based on your own schedule. The full tutorial can be completed in less than one day.

course quick facts
course code DED286
cost $16.00
estimated time to
complete course
24 Hours
course materials
90 Days

Janice Carlson is an independent consultant specializing in online and Web-based Help and documentation, and has more than 20 years of experience in the design and development of user and technical documentation. She teaches a number of online courses in technical writing and RoboHelp.