This blog summarizes two recent RoboHelp Featurette Videos that both deal with an important aspect of Help projects: CSS or style sheets. RoboHelp has very accessible tools for modifying or creating CSS. In these two videos you will see how to create a CSS from scratch, and also how to apply a new CSS to all topics in a project.
A key to the second process is knowing where to look to select all of your topics. Hint: look at the bottom of your RoboHelp workspace for a pod that says “Topics.”
ROBOHELP 10: Creating CSS for a Topic
RoboHelp 10 has simple, intuitive tools for creating CSS style sheets. This brief video shows how we take one topic (that has no real style) and swiftly create 3 basic styles. Afterwords, we apply Heading 1 and Heading 2 to give the topic some class. In less than 2 minutes, you can accomplish the same thing!
ROBOHELP 10: Apply a CSS to all Topics
Now that we’ve learned how to create a simple CSS for a single topic in a RoboHelp 10 project, watch this brief video to see how you can apply one CSS to ALL topics in a project. The trick is finding the right location where topics are listed, so you can’t go wrong. Hint: look at the bottom of your RoboHelp workspace. You can learn how in about 90 seconds.
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.