I am working on a project with individuals that are not so
technically savvy, so I had them creates documents using Word. This
is my first time using RoboHelp, I typically build a web site from
scratch. I saw that RoboHelp would retain style formatting, so I
did not think there would be an issue. However, when using Word
2003 as my text editor, the changes I make in the Word Document are
not retained or are changed. Specifically, font colors, types and
lists are not retained. I attempted to change the style sheet, but
that did not give me the results I need. Why can't RoboHelp just
take a cut and paste from Word without "garbling" the
This is a common complaint but it is one not restricted to
RoboHelp. There are many HTML editors that loose the formatting
when you paste something from Word or other applications.
If you have Dreamweaver 8 (or perhaps earlier versions) then
you can paste into that and then lift the code from there and paste
it into RoboHelp's true code view. If you don't have Dreamweaver,
you could try NVU which is free and will do the same thing.
Be careful with tables though as RoboHelp's WYSIWYG editor
writes the tables in a different way in the source files.