3 Replies Latest reply on Nov 25, 2008 12:33 PM by MergeThis

    Imbed Dynamic Content?

    garythebadger
      I am new to RoboHelp (using ver 7) and just went through the excellent "Essentials of Adobe
      Robohelp 7 HTML". I have been tasked with something I did not find in the book...embedding
      dynamic content. In other words, can the Help output use an external data source to tailor its results?
      For example, RoboHelp has a pre-loaded selection criteria of customer names, and depending on whihc
      one is selected, it retireves and embeds data from an external source for that customer into the
      Help web. Is this possible?

        • 1. Re: Imbed Dynamic Content?
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Welcome to our community, Gary

          RoboHelp doesn't quite work that way. Normally you have all the content static and present on either a server or inside a .CHM file. Much like a static Web Site would work.

          Assuming you are creating web based help, I suppose it would be possible to achieve what you are looking for by creating Framesets or Inline Frames. Then populating a frame with dynamic content.

          Perhaps if you can more fully flesh out exactly what choosing a particular customer number would result in, we might offer some alternatives for achieving it using RoboHelp.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Imbed Dynamic Content?
            garythebadger Level 1
            Perhaps this will help: I am trying to create a web help site that is based on the parameters passed in the URL could present custom content about the user who is viewing it.
            • 3. Re: Imbed Dynamic Content?
              MergeThis Level 4
              You'll probably need to combine your work with your developers' work.

              That is, use something to identify the topics (within certain folders, with a leading or trailing ID, etc.) and then have the developers set up permissions for specific users (or user groups) on specific catgories as identified by you.


              Good luck,
              Leon