I'm brand new to RoboHelp (v6), so forgive the elementary
question. The "Search" function for Section 508 compliance appears
to be limited, to put it nicely. The results appear to be similar
to an Index, only much less helpful, returning words like "above"
and pages upon pages of other unhelpful words we used in our topics
like "system". I understand the need to create a Stop List for
these terms for the Index. However, before getting in too deep with
RoboHelp I was hoping someone could validate that entering terms in
the Stop List for the Smart Index will remove the terms from being
picked up in the Search function? For some reason the documentation
doesn't make that clear and I'm unable to test it because of a
separate issue posted to the forum. Also, because Section 508 is
the requirement and a non-508 webhelp is not desired for any other
reason than to implement a search using a text field (for non-508
users, of course), is it less of a maintenance hassle in the long
run to implement a third-party tool like ZoomSearch, or is a
non-508 webhelp option better?
For my second question, could it be that I am the first to
ask if there is a better alternative to generating a second webhelp
output for getting around the absence of a text field for searching
with 508 webhelp?