It is so exciting. It been just a few months since we
released Adobe RoboHelp 7 and a brand new Technical Communication
Suite, and today we are ready to share with you guys what we
perceive as the future of Online Help. All I can say is that Time
flies like an arrow. With this, I welcome you all to this new world
of Web 2.0 and the future of Online Help - check out the Public
Packager for Adobe AIR
The tool is available for Free of Cost and can be used by
customers who have either Adobe RoboHelp 6 or Adobe RoboHelp 7 or
the Technical Communication Suite.
The RoboHelp Packager for Adobe® AIR™ allows you
to convert your existing WebHelp files generated using Adobe
RoboHelp® to an Adobe AIR application. Help and knowledge
bases delivered as Adobe AIR application will have a consistent
look and feel across all platforms.
RoboHelp Packager for Adobe AIR can:
Generate a single distributable file
similar to a .chm file.
Provide a variety of skins from which a user can choose from.
In addition, for any skin a user can choose different themes, which
control the look and feel in terms of colors and button/icons
Provide a consistent look and feel on all platforms and
Enable you to comment, in addition to using other advanced
features such as Breadcrumbs, Mini TOC and Security (Digital
The output generated after running this tool is an .air file.
This is a single file that has built-in logic to install itself.
The same file can be installed on any platform that has Adobe®
AIR installed. Installing the Adobe AIR runtime is as seamless as
installing the Adobe Flash® Player for your browsers.
Another important aspect of the Adobe AIR installer file is
that it is a single file that contains all of the information
regarding the look and feel of the Help along with the content. It
is one package with no separate viewer required.
When you are comparing this to Flash, does this comparison
extend to the requirement for each end user to install the Air
runtime on their PCs before they can access our RoboHelp system?
And that they will also get reminders to update to the latest
version of Air runtime?