You should probably have a look in the Printed Documentation forum…
Peter Grainge is under the weather at the moment and has asked me to post this in his behalf:
You should be able to get what you want with RoboHelp version 11. It's also in the RoboHelp Tour and the Employee Care 2 sample. (To open the Employee Care 2 sample - In RoboHelp, click File > Open and click the Samples folder on the left side of the dialog.)
With the tables, you will not get what you want, but there is a macro on Peter's site that could do that.
With the cover page - You can have your own cover page so you would just generate the PDF with no need to tweak it.
Thanks for covering this one Rick. Beginning to feel a bit better so here I am!
Most of what you want has been possible in Rh in the version you have.
- You can substitute your own cover page(s) for the default.
- You can map tables in Rh to tables in Word.
- Use your own template to map to, albeit without headers and footers.
In most documents it is simply not possible to go straight to PDF simply because page breaks will not be where you would choose to put them.
With Rh11, you can have headers and footers and they can be different in different sections of the document, so nothing on the cover and TOC, if that is what you want. Page numbering is not forced to left and right, it's where you want it. You an include corporate logos.
Typically I only spend 10/15 minutes fixing the Word output on the longest documents (around 1000 pages) and then I push them to PDF without having to make any changes there.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips