GUEST BLOG: Setting the Help Hooks: Context Sensitive Help Using RoboHelp

November 7, 2013 @ 12:08 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Help maven, Neil Perlin, is delivering a 3-part webinar series on Advanced RoboHelp. This is the first of 3 guest blogs by Neil that summarize his guest webinars. This blog covers highlights of “Setting the Help Hooks: Context Sensitive Help Using RoboHelp.” If you click on the webinar title in the previous sentence, you will read more…

7 Principles for Designing Help Topics in the Age of the Web

October 10, 2013 @ 3:14 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this blog, our guest, Mark Baker, shares several revealing guidelines from his book “Every Page is Page One.” Now that so many of you are publishing to multiple screens via RoboHelp and Tech Comm Suite, it is time to rethink how we author topics or sections so that any portion of our project may read more…

Back-to-School: Advanced RoboHelp 3-part webinar series

September 4, 2013 @ 6:33 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Our summer school 3-part webinar series on FrameMaker was such a success, that many attendees asked for a “part 2″ on more advanced topics. This blog summarizes what you can expect in the 3 episodes we’re delivering in September and October. You can register at: http://adobe.ly/1710Z6W Advanced RoboHelp Sess 1) Advanced tools for Navigation, Graphics read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 6: The Hairball of Content & Write Shorter Sentences

July 26, 2013 @ 9:51 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

In this week’s installment of more Thought Leader interview’s from this year’s STC Summit, we cover a variety of topics, ranging from why TechComm students should learn HTML5, how to unravel the “hairball of content” to why it is so important to just writer shorter sentences.   Ray Gallon: Untangling the Hairball of Content “There read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 6: “see also” and lean workspaces

July 23, 2013 @ 1:45 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the sixth 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 read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 4: bookmarks and conditions

July 8, 2013 @ 10:06 PM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the fourth 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, while Part 3 focused on TOCs and profiles.  This read more…

Adobe STC Summit Interviews 1: eBooks, Storytelling and reaching the Disabled

June 18, 2013 @ 3:13 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is the first in our series of video interviews with key thought leaders and bright attendees at the STC Annual Summit in Atlanta. Adobe installed cameras, lights and had the “Content Wrangler” himself to help gather some of the most interesting thought leaders present. We have 40 interviews to share, and will be rolling read more…

RoboHelp 10 Featurette Videos, part 2: image triggers and captivate videos

May 30, 2013 @ 2:10 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

This is a second in a series of blogs that cluster together some very brief, but useful “how to” videos on important features in RoboHelp 10. The previous blog focused on navigation links like hypertext. Now we move on to a couple of more usefule features. ROBOHELP 10: Image Triggers for dramatic graphic entrance/exit Some read more…

Trends: The Changing Nature of Content

April 25, 2013 @ 6:11 AM, By Maxwell Hoffmann

Ellis Pratt of Cherryleaf in the UK made a very compelling presentation on the Changing Nature of Content in a recent webinar with Adobe. There is a webinar recording, and a detailed white paper (authored by Pratt) which you can download on this subject. NOTE: both of the links in the previous sentence will take read more…

HTML5 Publishing Series Post #2: Creating multiscreen HTML5 output using RoboHelp 10

February 5, 2013 @ 5:47 AM, By Vikram Verma

Hello Everyone, Hope all of you are doing well. This is the 2nd post of the HTML5 Publishing Series. Here is the link for those of you who missed the first one. In this post, I will show you how, in just four steps, you can create visually stunning help systems for a variety of read more…

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