Re: Help on RoboHELP

Subject: Re: Help on RoboHELP
From: Kathy Marshall <kmarshall -at- MODACAD -dot- COM>
Date: Wed, 27 Aug 1997 12:16:14 -0700

I don't think it'll be difficult. But before you jump in to revise the
current help system, work though the RoboHELP tutorials. I taught myself
RoboHELP. The tutorial is staightforward and teaches you all the basics;
and if you get WinHELP Office, there's a pretty decent instructional
video. To get ideas on how to organize your online help, cheat -- look
at other help systems (RoboHELP, MS Word, and other online help that's
installed on your computer).

I think it depends on how you're using it. Our help is pretty simple and
straightforward; I don't use a lot of the advanced operations. It might
help to take an advanced RoboHELP class once you've mastered the basics.


-Kathy

> ----------
> From: Scott Miller[SMTP:scott_miller -at- CCMAIL -dot- COM]
> Reply To: Scott Miller
> Sent: Wednesday, August 27, 1997 12:56 PM
> To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
> Subject: Re: Help on RoboHELP
>
> >>>>>>I have to teach myself RoboHelp to work on an existing on-line
> help
> project that was not finished. Could anybody give me an idea about how
> difficult this will be?? No one here knows the program (the person who
> did quit months ago. I work on a Windows 95 platform
> <<<<<<
>
> Learning RoboHelp is not difficult. I had someone walk me through it
> for a day,
> and I was up and running.
>
> Learning WinHelp authoring is another story. Unless you know, for
> example, how
> an ALink is different from a KLink, what secondary windows are, what
> an HPJ file
> is, etc., you have a lot to learn no matter what authoring tool you
> use.
>
> Learning to write online help in general is an even bigger challenge,
> but that's
> another topic.
>
> So, if you've created Windows Help before, RoboHelp is easy to learn.
> If you're
> brand new to WinHelp, learning RoboHelp is the least of your concerns.
> You
> should get at least one guide to creating WinHelp. See:
>
> http://www.workwrite.com/reshelp.htm
>
> - Scott Miller
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