RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 9: Conditional Text

Tuesday, August 13 2013 @ 2:00 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the eight in a series of blogs that cluster together some very brief, but useful “how to” videos on important features in RoboHelp 10. Part 1 of this series focus on navigation links and Part 2 focused on dealing with two types of graphics, Part 3 focused on TOCs and profiles while Part 4 focused on bookmarks and previewing conditional content, Part 5 covered sharing resources and Part 6 covered “see also” and “lean” workspaces. Part 7 focused on RoboScreenCapture and Multilevel lists and Part 8 focused on correcting links. This blog focuses on how to define Conditonal Build Tags (CBTs) and how to associate a CBT with a custom single source layout to HTML5.

ROBOHELP 10: Define Condition Build Tags & CBT Expressions

With RoboHelp 10 you can swiftly define and apply CBTs (Conditional Build Tags). This allows you to select portions of text you can exclude during publishing to create multiple versions of your project from one set of source topics. In this brief video, Product Evangelist @maxwellhoffmann shows you how to build and apply CBTs, then how to define Conditional Build Tag Expressions in the preview of your topics. Only a few simple, logical steps are required to achieve this. Amazingly, most of the work is done with a simple drag n’ drop.

 

ROBOHELP 10: Define Single Source Layouts with CBT Expressions

Our earlier video showed you how with RoboHelp 10 you can swiftly define and apply CBTs (Conditional Build Tags) to select portions of text you can exclude during publishing to create multiple versions of your project from one set of source topics. In this brief video, Product Evangelist @maxwellhoffmann shows you how to define a SSL (Single Source Layout) that as a CBT Expression associated with it. This allows you to publish to one or more HTML5 multi-screen outputs and automatically achieve the version of output you desire.

 

Have your own hands-on with RoboHelp 10 and decide how you can use it

After watching these videos, you may wish to have your own hands-on with RoboHelp. The quickest way to do this is to have use a trial copy of Tech Comm Suite 4, which includes FrameMaker 11 and RoboHelp 10. You can try your own hands-on by clicking here. This link also includes a link to a Quick Start Guide for RoboHelp.

COMMENTS

  • By Kathleen22 - 11:13 PM on October 24, 2013  

    We are starting to use conditional build tags in RH10 projects as demonstrated in the RH10 videos. We output to WebHelp and it works like a charm in all but one case… The results of a search in WebHelp show the topic title that was entered in the topic properties. How do I conditionalize the name that is entered as the Topic Title in the Topic Properties dialog box so the correct topic title shows up in the search?

    • By kathleen22 - 11:47 PM on October 24, 2013  

      Never mind. I figured it out. You can insert a variable in the Topic Title in the Topic Properties page (see the field under the Topic Title field). Whew.

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