During the process of installing RoboHelp X5 Office in Win XP
(on a Macintosh running Virtual PC), the installation wizard asked
me which version of MS Word I have. I don't have MS Word/Office (at
least not on my Windows Virtual PC; I do have it on my Mac). My
1. Is Word required to use RoboHelp Office?
2. Does the answer depend on what my intended output is? (I'm
not entirely certain, but I believe I will be creating only
HTML-based help files that will be accessed through Internet
Explorer, or a program running through Explorer).
3. If I do need Word installed, which version of MS
Office/Word should I get? XP or 2003? (I assume RoboHelp requires
that Word be on the same operating system, i.e., that my Macintosh
version of Word would not be of any use. But I could be wrong.)
I don't believe Word is an issue if you have no plans on
Here's the thing. RoboHelp Office comes in two basic
RoboFlavors. RoboHelp for Word, where Microsoft Word is used as
your primary editor, and RoboHelp HTML, where you have the choice
of which editor to use (Dreamweaver (if installed) FrontPage (if
installed) or even the WYSIWYG editor RoboHelp HTML provides). In
this case, Word is only needed if you plan on importing Word
documents. You may want to refer to fellow Adobe Community Expert
Peter Grainge's site for more information.
here to visit Peter's site