RoboHelp 2019 – Update 11 (February 2020)

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This blog post was co-authored with Amitoj Singh, Product Manager for Adobe Technical Communication tools at Adobe.

 tl;dr  Update 11 for Adobe RoboHelp (2019 release) includes many fixes around authoring, import of Microsoft Word documents, and publishing to PDF, Word, and Responsive HTML5.

About only two months ago, we released Update 10 of Adobe RoboHelp 2019. And just a few days ago, we have released Update 11. And this one is all about the inner beauty! So, no fancy new features this time – just stability improvements, bug hunting, making things smoother. This includes fixes in areas around authoring, import of Microsoft Word Documents, and publishing output to PDF, Word, and Responsive HTML5.

But before we get into the details of Update 11, here is a list of our blog posts for all Updates since the first release of the next-generation Adobe RoboHelp (2019 release) in August 2018:

  1. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 1
  2. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 2
  3. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 3
  4. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 4
  5. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 5
  6. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 6
  7. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 7
  8. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 8
  9. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 9
  10. RoboHelp 2019 – Update 10
In this post

Short list of heroic bug fixes

Here are some (only some!) of the bug fixes that are part of Update 11:

  1. [Authoring] Sometimes, you might have run into some issues with Undo/Redo. We looked deeper into this issue – and fixed it!
  2. [Authoring] You had this wonderful idea of embedding a video into a drop-down text? Worked fine? It did – until you switched forth and back between Source View and Author View. That could break the source code. Fixed.
  3. [Import] You imported a Microsoft Word Document. Some words in a paragraph were marked up in a different language than the language defined in the paragraph style. Now, that worked fine for RoboHelp, and the @lang attribute in the <span> element was coming for all languages. Except for en-US. Fixed that one as well.
  4. [Output] Like the new “Frameless” Responsive HTML5 output? We, too. But there was that nasty UX bug, that expanding a thumbnail image hid the close button for the expanded image fully or partially behind the header or bookmark bar. Of course, we have fixed that.
  5. [Output] When publishing to a Microsoft Word document, the HTML elements <sub> (subscript) and <sup> (superscript) were not handled correctly. Update 11 fixes that, and now you can also export O2 can 12 to DOCX properly.
  6. [Output] In the HTML5 output, when you search something with the integrated search engine, the search string was not automatically removed from the URL when clearing the search results. Clearing the search results works like a charm now. As it should.
  7. [Output] The image size changed in a published Microsoft Word document if the image resolution was not 96 DPI. That is smoothed out now, and RoboHelp handels image dpi correctly now.
  8. [Output] For published output, some reference file paths remain in “Sentence case” despite selecting “use lower case file names”
  9. [Output] Several fixes for the new “Frameless” Responsive HTML5 output – especially around searching in merged projects.
  10. For some people, authentication with Microsoft SharePoint did not work with specific versions of SharePoint. This works smoothly and stable now.

Again, these are just some of the fixes. The detailed release notes listing all 39 changes is available here.

How to get Update 11 of RoboHelp 2019 release

The best way to update Adobe RoboHelp 2019 is to click on Help → Updates to download and install the latest patch.

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. Our product managers, engineers, and support people have direct access to it.

You can report a bug here.


RoboHelp, TechComm

Posted on 02-20-2020


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