Adobe RoboHelp 10

3 days
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Certified Adobe RoboHelp Authorized Training at FMC FMC is an Adobe Authorized Training Center

Course Description

Do you want to create a help system for an application? Maybe you're part of a documentation services team, and would like to enhance the appearance and functionality of help systems using advanced techniques. Learn to use Adobe RoboHelp 10, the authoring tool with advanced features that assists you in creating such projects. In this course, you will work with RoboHelp to create an advanced help system. You will also use advanced options in RoboHelp to create a structured and dynamic help file in multiple formats.

Who Should Attend

This course is intended for professionals seeking to create or enhance help systems using Adobe RoboHelp.

Performance-Based Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Examine a help system and the RoboHelp environment
  • Create a new RoboHelp HTML project and add content to it
  • Import external files
  • Format the help content with CSS
  • Add multimedia elements to a help project
  • Add hyperlinks and bookmarks to a project
  • Add navigational aids to a project using Adobe RoboHelp
  • Customize the appearance
  • Finalize an HTML help project in Adobe RoboHelp
  • Publish to Adobe AIR and HTML5
  • Publish to an eBook format


Students must have a basic knowledge of HTML. Knowledge of Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is preferred but not required.

Course Outline

Note: The curricula below comprise activities typically covered in a class at this skill level. The instructor may, at his/her discretion, adjust the lesson plan to meet the needs of the class.

Day 1

Lesson 1 - Introduction to Adobe RoboHelp 10

  • Exploring the RoboHelp Workspace
  • Pods and Toolbars
  • Workspaces
  • Topics
  • TOCs and Indexes
  • Microsoft HTML Help
  • WebHelp
  • FlashHelp
  • Compliance

Lesson 2 - New Projects and Adding Content

  • Creating New Projects
  • Creating Topics
  • Importing HTML Files
  • MS Word Content
  • FrameMaker Content
  • PDF Content

Lesson 3 - Project Structure and CSS

  • Project Structure
  • Table of Contents (TOC)
  • Automatic TOC
  • Cascading Style Sheets
  • Custom Style Sheets
  • Font Sets
  • Character Styles

Lesson 4 - Editing Content

  • Spell Check
  • AutoCorrect
  • The Thesaurus
  • Find and Replace Content
  • PDF Review

Lesson 5 - Links

  • Linking to Content
  • Hyperlinks
  • Bookmarks
  • Popup Hyperlinks
  • Custom-Sized Popups
  • Link View
  • Broken Links

Day 2

Lesson 6 - Images and Multimedia

  • Working with Images
  • Background Images
  • Image Maps
  • eLearning Integration
  • Dynamic HTML

Lesson 7 - Build Tags, Variables and Snippets

  • Build Tags
  • Content Categories
  • User Defined Variables
  • Snippets

Lesson 8 - Tables and Lists

  • Working with Tables
  • Lines, Symbols and Lists

Lesson 9 - Indexes, Search and Glossaries

  • Indexes
  • Subkeywords
  • Relating Topics
  • Search
  • External Content Search
  • Glossaries

Lesson 10 - Skins and Master Pages

  • Skins
  • Master Pages
  • Breadcrumbs
  • Topic TOCs

Day 3

Lesson 11 - Windows, Browsing and CSH

  • Custom Windows
  • Browse Sequences
  • Application Help
  • Publishing
  • Context Sensitive Help

Lesson 12 - Docs, eBooks and Scripts

  • Printed Docs
  • eBooks
  • Scripts

Lesson 13 - Adobe AIR and Multiscreen HTML5

  • Adobe AIR
  • Multiscreen HTML5

Lesson 14 - Forms and Frames

  • Forms
  • HTML Editing
  • Check Boxes and Menus
  • Submit and Reset Buttons
  • Form Properties
  • Frames