When I open Robohelp, on the first screen there is a link to
"View the RoboHelp HTML Tutorial"
If I click on that a tutorial appears in a nice format, with
Contents, Index, Search panel on the left, a large info panel on
the right and then above that right hand info panel, showing each
of the topics listed one by one, linked with a line and a forward
arrow on the right end and a backward arrow on the left. It
basically is like a timeline of items showing the user the sequence
they should step through.
I would like to lay out a tutorial in this manner but cannot
work out which of Robohelps designs/features enables me to create
this panel layout.
This is a feature unique to compiled .CHM files created using
RoboHelp. The feature is known as "Browse Sequences". Essentially,
you click the Tools menu then Browse Sequence Editor. From there
you create one or more browse sequences.
Special things to note.
1. Browse Sequences are presented this way in the Microsoft
Compiled HTML Help (.CHM) format only. They can be used in the
WebHelp/FlashHelp formats, but will appear differently in those
2. In order for browse sequences to work when the .CHM file
is given to others, you need to distribute an additional file named
HHActiveX.dll. Your end user also has to register the file in order
to make Windows aware of it.
All of this should be outlined nicely in the RoboHelp HTML
Help file. Just crack it open and scan the Index using the term: