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Does WebHelp run on client/server app?

Feb 25, 2013 11:17 AM

I need to update several very old client/server help projects (at least one is currently in ForeHelp!). Can I import these projects into RoboHelp 10? Can I then generate Webhelp and have the help run successfully in a client/server application?

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    Feb 26, 2013 4:37 AM   in reply to Crossfinn

    There is no specific import that will clean up. I suspect you will need to just import the HTML files and then clean out any HTML that is ForeHelp specific.


    Another approach that may be worth looking into is can you get CHM outputs from those old projects. If so, you should be able to reverse engineer those. See Reverse Engineering on my site. Then you could generate webhelp.


    See for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




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    Feb 26, 2013 8:28 AM   in reply to Crossfinn

    As you have the HLP file you'd be better off creating a new project in RoboHelp. When you do this there is an option as part of the project creation to import a HLP file. As Peter explained you are likely to have some clean up though.

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    Feb 27, 2013 12:49 AM   in reply to Crossfinn



    I'm hesitant about importing as I don't know ForeHelp. As long as you have HTML files you can import the files into RoboHelp but you probably have to recreate the TOC and index.


    Once you have the help in RoboHelp, you can generate WebHelp for a client/server application. You may also want to look at the new Multiscreen HTML5 output as that is also very suited.





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