We've got several pieces of software that are used for
interacting with different models of standalone data recorders.
We've developed a communications package for the newest model and
it now needs online documentation. Our older recorder has a rather
nice .hlp file system, and since the software packages are quite
similar, it seems that adapting this .HLP file to the new software
should be the easiest way to maintain continuity in the software.
Unfortunately most of the windows are slightly different from one
another, and in many cases there are features that are supported in
one system but not the other.
After viewing the project, and seeing three hundred pages of
help topics in the existing file, plus a hundred or so graphics,
not to mention all the hot spots that one can click upon, I feel
like I'm standing at the base of mount Everest, looking at the
pinnacle with no rope in hand!
Where should I start, and is there a tutorial with a smaller
project which could help me at least get the basics of how to
create the requisite buttons, topics, books, etcetera ?
I've got the 30 day evaluation version going but I'm approved
to buy the upgrade to Robohelp 6. We've used Robohelp here in the
office before, I think it's Robohelp Office purchased circa 1998.
I'm not sure about RoboHelp 6, but it would surprise me if it
didn't have what I'm about to suggest. I recall trying to come to
terms with RoboHelp HTML and I found that between the forums here
and the Tutorials that ship with RoboHelp (Help > Video
Tutorials or Help > Tutorial) I was up and running in no time at