Re: Indexing in Dreamweaver?

Subject: Re: Indexing in Dreamweaver?
From: Tom Huffman <tlhuffman -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: Claudia Fugalli <Claudia -dot- Fugalli -at- marshmc -dot- com>, techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2000 10:15:09 -0400


There is no doubt that Dreamweaver is an infinitely better web editor
than what
ships with RoboHelp (it is basically Front Page Express). However, RH
has all
the tools necessary for Help built in--TOC, Index, compiler, popups,
DHTML effects, extra Help-related tools, etc.

You might be best off authoring the content in DW, and then importing
the HTML
files into RoboHTML, from where you can quickly create all the

If you are dead set on using DW plus other third-party tools, then
is a good resource.

What problems in particular are you having with RH?


> Dearest whirlies --
> I'm in the process of creating Help for a Web-based application that
> stores insurance data.
> After a few weeks of RoboFrustration (and browsing the techwr-l
> archives) I decided to learn Dreamweaver and use that instead of
> RoboHTML.
> While so far Dreamweaver seems like the coolest thing ever, I'm
> wondering how I'm going to handle the index.
> In particular, my questions are --
> 1. Can any of you suggest a useful tool or plug-in that would help me
> generate an online index for a project done in Dreamweaver?
> 2. The Help file for this version will have about 80-100 topics; by the
> next version (when they put the rest of the app. on the Web) there will
> be over 300. Is Dreamweaver an appropriate tool to use for a project
> this size?

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