Re: Seeking Robohelp manual

Subject: Re: Seeking Robohelp manual
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "Janoff, Steve" <sjanoff -at- illumina -dot- com>
Date: Wed, 13 Oct 2010 17:42:31 -0500

Hi Steve

While there is definitely nothing wrong with that, it's not really any
form of a structured "start to finish" sort of affair as a training
manual would be. You don't have the gentle introduction in a specific
order where things are added as they make sense to introduce them.
Instead, what you get is a bit like a self service hardware store.

For example, perhaps you want to build some cabinets. Maybe you need the
hinges. If you know what you are there after, you find the hinges easily
and off you go. But it does nothing to help you assemble Cabinets by
saying you might first select this type of wood. Then you would cut it
as follows.

Cheers... Rick :)

Janoff, Steve wrote:
> What's wrong with this?
>
> http://www.adobe.com/support/robohelp/
>
>
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> Behalf Of Thomas, Julie
> Sent: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 7:45 AM
> To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
> Subject: Seeking Robohelp manual
>
> We are getting Robohelp 8 installed to start creating application help
> from our current user manuals. This will be the first time I've seen the
> product in several years, and I'm the "beta tester" aka guinea pig for
> our group. Since I found the Adobe FrameMaker Classroom in a Book to be
> very helpful in learning FrameMaker last year, I am looking for
> something similar for Robohelp. However, Adobe does not seem to have any
> Robohelp manuals, and I don't have any experience with other
> publishers/authors. Does anyone have experience with other available
> Robohelp training publications? We will be starting with basic topic
> based, and moving to context sensitive help as we gain experience. Since
> we are contractors we are not provided with actual training. (sigh)
>
> Thanks!
>
> Julie Thomas
>
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Seeking Robohelp manual: From: Thomas, Julie
RE: Seeking Robohelp manual: From: Janoff, Steve

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