Re: Help! Authoring/maintaining content directly in RoboHelp 9 (HTML) -- Best practices...?

Subject: Re: Help! Authoring/maintaining content directly in RoboHelp 9 (HTML) -- Best practices...?
From: Gregory P Sweet <gps03 -at- health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us>
To: ryan -dot- minaker -at- ca -dot- pwc -dot- com
Date: Tue, 6 Dec 2011 14:11:25 -0500


We use the PDF reviewing features built into RH9 quite successfully. SMEs
only need Reader to review the document and since editing the text directly
is very limited in Reader, SMes cannot mess with your styles or formatting.

techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com wrote on
12/06/2011 09:41:31 AM:

> From: ryan -dot- minaker -at- ca -dot- pwc -dot- com
> To: "'TECHWR-L'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Date: 12/06/2011 09:50 AM
> Subject: Help! Authoring/maintaining content directly in RoboHelp 9
> (HTML) -- Best practices...?
> Sent by: techwr-l-bounces+gps03=health -dot- state -dot- ny -dot- us -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
>
> Hi everyone,
>
> I have a medium sized(?) RoboHelp project (about 200 pages). The source
> content is contained within RoboHelp (i.e., typed directly into the
> RoboHelp HTML authoring tool). I'm finding that this makes drafting and
> reviewing updates to the content extremely inefficient. I think that I
> might be doing something wrong here, but this is the process that I've
> been following when I update this content:
>
> 1. Export the project to printed documentation (MS Word).
> 2. Turn on track changes in MS Word and update the document.
> 3. Have the SME review and provide comments etc.
> 4. Copy and paste the updated content into RoboHelp (HTML)...
>
> Any time copy and paste is part of a process, there is definitely a
> problem... but I can't see any way around this. In the past, I maintained

> content in FrameMaker or (worst case) Word and then I would run in
through
> RoboHelp or Webworks etc to generate the HTML help...
>
> Is there a better way? I really need to remove these two extra steps from

> this process (1 and 4). Ideally, I'm open to anything, including XML or
> using a different authoring tool etc..
>
>
> Thanks in advance,
>
> Ryan
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