RoboHelp: Customize the title page for printed documentation (Word and PDF output)


When you generate output using the Printed Documentation layout in RoboHelp, the title you specify in the Name field appears on the title page of the output.

Name field in Printed Documentation SSL

What if you want to display your company logo or copyright and legal information on the title page? Here are some commonly used methods for adding a custom title page in the Printed Documentation output.

Method 1

Add Word doc designed as title page in section layout

Add Word doc designed as title page in section layout

  1. Create a title page in Word.
  2. In the Single Source Layouts pod, double-click the Printed Documentation layout. On the Print Document Section Layout page, click the Add Section icon and select the Word document that you’ve designed as the title page.

Note: After the Word document is added, you can use the Edit icon to edit the title page in Word from within RoboHelp.

  1. Click the Remove Section icon to delete the default title page.
  2. Complete the steps to generate the output.

Method 2

  1. In the RoboHelp project, create a separate topic as the title page.
  2. In the Single Source Layouts pod, double-click the Printed Documentation layout. On the Print Document Section Layout page, select the title page topic and add it to the section layout as the first topic.
  3. Delete the default title page.
  4. Complete the steps to generate the output.

Tip from a power user: Make the cover page attractive by using invisible tables for the layout, so that you can insert images and text in a way that is stable for when you  export to Word.

Add title page topic as the first topic in section layout
Add title page topic as the first topic in section layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

For more information about generating Word and PDF output, see Peter Grainge’s website and RoboHelp documentation.