This blog post was co-authored with Amitoj Singh, Product Manager for Adobe Technical Communication tools at Adobe.
tl;dr With Update 1 for RoboHelp 2019 you can now cross-reference index keyword among each other and add variables to index keywords. TOC and Glossary panels now support a drill-down view. You can toggle the display of paragraph markers (¶), work with an enhanced expanding and drop-down text. We have also introduced support for topic TOCs, enhanced the Microsoft Word document import and enhanced the upgrade of RoboHelp Classic skins. Also, you can now work with language-specific labels, add breadcrumb navigation for your readers, and have enhanced the master page support. Also, you can now work with browse sequences, merge projects for Responsive HTML5 and WebHelp. Update 1 also fixes a couple of issues and crashers reported by users and partners.
Over the past few weeks, we have been receiving feedback on the new re-imagined RoboHelp (2019 release) from our customers and partners. We have been actively listening to their feedback and incorporating the same in RoboHelp. We are pleased to announce the availability of Update 1 for RoboHelp 2019 and would like to thank all those who contributed in reporting these issues and helping us improve the product. We have also tried to address some of the gaps in the product which were reported in RoboHelp forums.
Please continue to send us your feedback. We’re listening and would continue to improve the product as we go along at a much faster pace.
The detailed release notes are available here.
What’s new and better
Following is the list of areas where most enhancements and bug fixes have been undertaken as part of Update 1. These have been clubbed under buckets such as Application, Authoring, Publishing, and Published Output.
Access Output and Author views in a single screen. In the first RoboHelp 2019 release, Author and Output views opened as two separate windows. Now, Author and Output views are merged and accessible through respective tabs in the standard toolbar in RoboHelp workspace.
With project upgrade, any responsive HTML5 skins and their customization would be upgraded to the new RoboHelp 2019 format.
Work with language-specific labels. You can now edit and delete language-specific labels and undo or redo the edits. You can also export language-wise labels as XML for localization, and import a translated copy for a specific language.
Work with breadcrumbs. You can now insert and edit breadcrumbs in topics and master pages.
Master pages. You can now access master pages through the Author toolbar in Author view instead of Output view.
You can also apply a master page to a topic during topic creation. The topic preview also displays the master page applied to the topic.
Work with browse sequences. You can now add, edit, and delete browse sequences. In a browse sequence, you can drag-and-drop topics from the Contents panel and TOC, change the sequence of topics, and delete topics.
Cancel the generation of an output preset. You can now cancel output generation from both the Quick Generate and Presets panel.
- With CHM output, handling of browse sequence and glossary is fixed.
- Merge project support for Responsive HTML5 and WebHelp.
- In the published output, variables are now supported in Index keywords as well as cross-reference support in the index.
- Index keywords can be used as well for searching, and the relevant topic would be shown.
How to get Update 1 of RoboHelp 2019 release
The best way to update the RoboHelp 2019 application is to click onto download the latest patch. You could also download the same from here.
Found a bug? Want to suggest an improvement? Let us know!
There’s a channel for that: We call it “Adobe Tracker.” Adobe Tracker is your place to go when you find a bug and want to report it to us so that we can fix it in the next update/release. You can also file in your feature requests, ideas, requests for improvements. It’s very easy to do and the reports go directly into our system, and our product managers, engineers, and support people have direct access to it.
You can report a bug here.