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Migration from AuthorIt 5.4 to the new RoboHelp

Mar 4, 2013 10:51 PM

Tags: #export #robohelp #migration #5.4 #authorit #convet

Hi,

 

Got to the tipping point of the RoboHelp trial.

Does anyone know of a way to import existing documentation on AuthorIt into RoboHelp without much hassle?

 

Thank you,

Rochai

 
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  • RoboColum(n)
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    Mar 5, 2013 2:50 AM   in reply to rochai.bm

    Hi Rochai and welcome to the RH forums.

     

    When you create a new RH project you'll notice options near the bottom of the wizard to import existing content. You don't say what format you were generating from AuthorIt. Try this import option and come back to us with some more details if this doesn't meet your needs.

     
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    Mar 5, 2013 7:19 AM   in reply to RoboColum(n)

    Doesn't Author-It hold it's information in a datbase? If so, I'm thinking that would make direct import tricky. One solution could be to generate all the content as a CHM and then reverse engineer that as set out on my site.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Mar 5, 2013 2:30 PM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    Rochai,

    Try exporting from AuthotIT in XML and importing the xml into RoboHelp.

    Let us know if that is sucessful.

     
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    Mar 5, 2013 6:53 PM   in reply to thekofler

    Mark

     

    Will that get a TOC and Index created?

     

    I too will be interested in learning what works and what does not.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Mar 6, 2013 4:00 PM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    Sorry Peter I don't have AuthorIt available at the moment only Robohelp.

    However I did work with AuthorIT for a number of years and you can defintely export XML.

    This link on the AuthorIT site gives a description of the objects included in the XML and looks like TOC and Index are included.

    http://www.author-it.com/kc4/6646.htm

    Cheers Mark

     
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