Re: Manuals in InDesign (and RoboHelp)

Subject: Re: Manuals in InDesign (and RoboHelp)
From: "T.W. Smith" <techwordsmith -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 19 Aug 2005 08:51:29 -0400

100 is fairly small, can't you export the ID files as RTF and import
that into your help authoring tool? It's a lot of rework, but there
you are.

Otherwise, you need to use software that plays nicely with help
authoring tools, like Word or FrameMaker -- not sure why FM would be
just not possible, even for a short doc.

Let us know if the PDF route works out -- I'd just test it if I were you.



On 8/18/05, Suzanne Burgess <Suzanne -dot- Burgess -at- mastip -dot- com> wrote:
> Hello,
> I am using the Adobe Creative Suite for my documentation and for what I
> need it works great since my documents are very graphic intensive. I
> use InDesign for all my documents and convert them PDF for our website
> and break one of the InDesign documents into HTML for other parts of the
> website. =20
> I have one rather large document (approx. 100 pages) and yes, I would
> like to use FrameMaker for this document but it is just not possible.
> However, I have been told to create a Help system from this 100 page
> document. =20
> The question is can I create a help system without too many steps? I
> have searched the web and not found any software that creates anything
> from InDesign files. I will still need to create a PDF version of the
> document AND the look and feel must be the same as the other documents I
> create so I cannot write this document in Word. =20
> I have found that you can import PDF files into RoboHelp and this may be
> a solution for me. Does anyone use RoboHelp this way? =20


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