Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8: Recordings Now Availables

By RJ Jacquez. Follow him on Twitter @rjacquez

I’m happy to report that today’s (05/01/09) live eLearning session on Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via the Technical Communication Suite 2, went extremely well and I thank everyone who participated!

The complete session is broken up into the following two recordings. It’s highly recommended that you watch both sessions in the right order to get the most out of the session:

Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via Adobe Technical Communication Suite
(Part 1 of 2)

Lesson 1: Getting Started in RoboHelp

Lesson 2: Linking your first FrameMaker book in RoboHelp

Lesson 3: Understanding the Conversion Process


Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via Adobe Technical Communication Suite
(Part 2 of 2)

Lesson 4: Mapping Styles

Lesson 5: Working with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS)

Lesson 6: Creating a Project Template using the new RoboHelp 8 Scripts


Hope you find these sessions informative and if you have any feedback, please leave a comment.

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6 Responses to Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8: Recordings Now Availables

  1. Lisa Jorgensen says:

    Hi RJ Jacquez,I watched this video and it’s very informative. I saved a template of my project using SaveAsProjectTemplate.jsx. Now I can’t seem to find it. Where should I look and what should I be looking for?Thanks,Lisa

  2. Richard Inch says:

    Hello RJ Jacquez,I’ve upgraded from FM6 to TCS2. I just watched your eLearning session on Linking FrameMaker 9 Books in RoboHelp 8 via the Technical Communication Suite 2. Excellent! Unfortunately, when actually using RoboHelp to link to the FM book, I get the message, “Unable to install RoboHelp plugin for FrameMaker. Please close FrameMaker and try again.” But, as soon as I can resolve this stumbling block, I look forward to using RoboHelp with FM! Your eSeminar is so full of information, I’m sure I’ll watch it a few more times.I’ve watched other eSsminars that you’ve created. All of them are truly worthwhile learning experiences.Thanks for your great work,Richard

  3. RJ Jacquez says:

    Hi Richard,In general the connection between FrameMaker and RoboHelp in TCS2 happens automatically, however we have seen rare cases where the message below does appear. In theses cases, I would recommend the following manual steps to correct this issue:1. Navigate to this folder: C:\Documents and Settings\rjacquez\Application Data \Adobe\FrameMaker\9. I have included my local path, so you need to substitute with your own username.2. Locate the Maker.ini file and ideally make a backup of it, just in case.3. In the [APIClients] section of the maker.ini file, add the following line, again making sure you are including the correct path:RH4FMver9=Standard,RH4FMver9,C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2\Adobe RoboHelp 8\RoboHTML\RHFrameMakerServer9.dll,all4. You should now be able to launch RoboHelp and when you “link” FrameMaker files, the FrameMaker application should launch correctly.Please let me know and I will also post this on my blog below the message you left. Sorry about the troubles and I do thank you for using our TCS2 apps!Sincerely,RJ Jácquez

  4. Dawn says:

    Hello RJ,Just looked at your presentation and wanted to verify something that you said. You have to have TC2 to link Framework files? I cannot have Framework 9 and Robohelp 8 alone?Thanks,Dawn

  5. Hey RJ,Great video! I learned a lot. I’m looking for a way to exclude a cross-reference from my online Help. In our FM docs, we use cross-references with building blocks, for example Chapter Number, Chapter Name. In the online Help, I want to convert the Chapter Name to ‘$paratext’ like you suggested, but I don’t want to include the Chapter Number element at all.I don’t see a way to exclude a cross-reference element from the output, like you can do with styles. How can I accomplish this? Thanks a lot!

  6. RJ Jacquez says:

    Hi Kathi, thank you for your comment. It sounds like you are doing everything correctly, as selecting should in fact provide the results you need.Any chance you can share a screen shot of this step with me via email? Here’s my email rjacquez (at) adobe.comRJ Jacquez