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Save Money! RoboHelp 2015’s new productivity boosters

Adobe RoboHelp 2015 introduced a host of new features and tools that can save you a great deal of time and money. These productivity boosters are covered by Maxwell Hoffmann in the following recording, which you can view by clicking on the TITLE below:

Save time and money with RoboHelp 2015’s new productivity boosters

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08:00

View of OLD user interface with RoboHelp 11 (previous release) = more busy and crowded than the newly redesigned UI.

11:00

Views of NEW RIBBON-BASED user interface = bigger icons … commands are clustered together in tabs, rather than using many window panes

13:00

Many different workspaces out-of-box

16:00

How to change color of UI, size of icons and color combos

17:00

REVIEW over each of the category TABS that cluster commands together. Notes on how to open additional pods

22:00

Quickly customize the QAT (Quick Access Toolbar) for frequently used commands that you use when ANY of the tabs might be open

24:00

Category TABS which contain commands will DYNAMICALLY RESIZE if the RoboHelp window is squeezed or resized

26:00

LIVE DEMO: Notice how new CBT color indicators have changed to display more logically, making content marked for filtering more readable

28:00

Using OUTPUT SSL pane to select a publishing profile and easily modify skins or layouts for DYNAMIC HTML5 with improved, easier-to-use layout editor

29:30

Context sensitive menus … some icon commands appear based on your insertion point

31:00

DESIGN VIEW vs HTML VIEW

34:00

DEMO of how tabs resize when width of RoboHelp window is reduced … what were exposed icons automatically become pull-downs.

TAKEAWAY MESSAGE: common commands are MORE EXPOSED and user retention of how/where to find commands is improved.

38:00

How to CUSTOMIZE USER INTERFACE

41:00

Viewing RoboHelp User Interface with OPTIONAL Dark background and COLORED ICONS for actively selected command icon

45:00

Adding commands to Quick Access Toolbar

47:00

Demo of advantaged of customized QAT and SHOW KEYBOARD TIPS

49:00

FIND/REPLACE = what is new from before … NEW: you can FIND instances in the DESIGN VIEW … you now longer have to view HTML CODE while doing search and replace

51:30

When you open a project, it will OPEN THE TOPICS WHICH WERE EXPOSED the last time it was open.

BENEFIT: you no longer have to make screen captures to keep track of your active files

57:00

Working with IMPROVED ONLINE HELP which is now in RESPONSIVE HTML5

Maxwell Hoffmann

I am the Adobe Global Product Evangelist for Tech Comm Suite. I am passionate about powerful, single-source publishing that can deliver content anytime, anywhere, any way.

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