Re: RoboHelp vs. RoboHTML

Subject: Re: RoboHelp vs. RoboHTML
From: Jo Francis Byrd <jbyrd -at- byrdwrites -dot- com>
To: Ken Bowes <KBowes -at- dacg -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 07 Sep 2000 10:51:12 -0500

RoboHelp and RoboHTML are separate HATS (Help Authoring Tools). RoboHelp sits
inside of Word and creates traditional WinHelp (.rtf-based help). RHTML is a
standalone, is NOT based on Word, and creates HTML-based help. You can create
either the compiled HTML help which requires I.E. on the computer to run, or you
can create what RH calls WebHelp, which can be used with any browser (including
I.E.). The generated help sits out on the server and downloads one page at a
time as needed by the user.

There are two listserver groups which might help you with the learning curve. If
you contact me offlist, I will be happy to give you the references.

Jo Byrd

Ken Bowes wrote:

> I just noticed this thread on RoboHelp vs. Frontpage...
> In my position, (I am new to Tech Writing and have no previous experience with
> on-line help) I am trying to put together on-line help files. The tool I was
> given to use was RoboHTML. After I ran into some problems... I went looking
> for help on RoboHTML. The only thing I could find, on the e-Help site,
> (formerly BlueSky), were references to RoboHelp and nothing on RoboHTML.
> I was led to believe that RoboHTML and RoboHelp are two separate software
> applications from the same vendor. Can anyone clarify this situation?
> I've noticed a couple of signature tag lines mentioning RoboHelp so I'm hoping
> that there are some experienced Robo folks on this list.

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