It is a far cry from a CHM. It is a system that Microsoft threw an army of developers at. Chat nicely to yours and see what they will do.
Try using that system for a while and getting an answer to a tricky question. Time how long before you are screaming for access to a TOC.
I am opening help in Word 2010 by pressing F1 and getting a TOC. How are you accessing it? You could open your help without the TOC at context sensitive level without the TOC and let users access it when required.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Pete said, "Try using that system for a while and getting an answer to a tricky question. Time how long before you are screaming for access to a TOC."
I have to agree with Pete. I find the Word help very frustrating. When I search for something, I often get a list of external articles, all of varying quality, which take me a long time to research. Or, even if I get a list of internal articles, it seems it would be much quicker to use a TOC or Index.
I probably should have noted that my concern is about having a more "modern" look for CHM than robohelp 9. I started using the conversion from webhelp to CHM using RH 10, and i like the improvement. Now i wish I had more control over the webhelp template. However; i wish i had more control over the webhelp template. Rather than semi-modifying one of the existing templates, how do i create my own webhelp template? I see that some people have posted a webhelp template to use, so i guess there must be some instructions somewhere about how to create one. Can you provide any direction?