3 Replies Latest reply: Apr 7, 2012 4:13 PM by Peter Grainge RSS

    How do I create a new RoboHelp AIR template?

    jamesm0671

      Hello,

       

      I am using the Adobe Technical Communication Suite 3.5 and am publishing from FrameMaker 10 out to AIR Help via RoboHelp 9.

       

      I would like to use a template of my own creation, versus one of the stock templates provided (e.g. Multipane Accordion).

       

      Can someone direct me on where one would go to make this happen?  I apologize if this is not a RoboHelp 9 specific question, but in a way it is,

      since the AIR template gets invoked from within RoboHelp 9.

       

       

      Thanks in advance for your suggestions.

       

      Regards,

       

      James

        • 1. Re: How do I create a new RoboHelp AIR template?
          Peter Grainge ACP/MVPs

          I take it you are the same James who email me direct and who I have replied to direct. Now let me repeat the answer here.

           

          No you cannot create a template for AIR Help from scratch. You are limited to editing the supplied templates but the editor does allow you to change a lot of the appearance. To start from scratch you would need some code that Adobe do not release.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

           

          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: How do I create a new RoboHelp AIR template?
            jamesm0671 Community Member

            Hi Peter,

             

            Yes, it is the same James who sent you a direct reply.  Well, that is certainly not very helpful to me when creating AIR Help in RH9.

             

            I think I will make a feature request that Adobe allow users to create templates, or at least have MORE control over what goes into the templates, especially around the borders, number of panes and much more.

             

            What I am getting at, is that the Adobe AIR Help could serve as a sort of Interactive Electronic Technical Manual or IETM, which would probably be

            a great way to further market the Tech Comm Suite or RoboHelp by itself.

             

            I would have throught that Adobe Flex / Adobe Flash Builder would have allowed you to create a new template.  How was the original sample AIR templates created anyway?  With Flex/Adobe Flash Builder, or by some other product or plain coding?

             

            What a pity.

             

            Thanks,

             

            James

            • 3. Re: How do I create a new RoboHelp AIR template?
              Peter Grainge ACP/MVPs

              I believe it is with Flex but whatever, it is as I said some code that Adobe will do not release for some reason.

               

              Feature request is the way to go. Sorry.

               


              See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips