Unfortunately there is no way I'm aware of to influence this.
I know everyone works in different ways, so my way may not appeal to you. But here is how I personally approach images with RoboHelp. I use SnagIt, but you could accomplish the same thing using the supplied RoboScreen Capture application.
Capture the image and save it using a specific file name. I normally save my images to the folder where my topic lives. Then when I insert the image, I simply type the image file name into the dialog and poof! It appears.
Might save you some frustration.
Yeah, i played with the robo screen capture thing also, that isn't much help as it wants to save stuff in some directory under my documents and i can't find a way to tell it to store them elsewhere by default... so using it i have to either save the snapshot somewhere else then paste it in, or copy it, close the screen capture tool (since rh doesn't want to get control back until it is closed) then paste... too many keystrokes and directory navigations each time to get the files where i want them in my project directory.
In this project I have LOTS of screen captures, it is very easy to just do alt-printscreen then ctrl-v to paste it in... but then it creates it in the project root so has to be renamed and then moved to the images or even the project subdirectory. I seem to remember an older version of rh that did have a default director/filename setting for new images, but i don't see it in this one.
Good practice in RH is not to paste in images. Use the Insert > Image menu option or its toolbar button.
This method ensures that the images will always appear in every output layout, in every viewer.
There are times when the easy way will come back and bite you, so take care to spend the correct amount of time in all major editing procedures, such as this one.
Hi David - were you ever able to find a suitable solution to your image problem? I'm experiencing the same thing and trying to fing a solution.
Unfortunately there is no way to influence the location where images appear by default. The only solution is to add images as you want, then use the RoboHelp application to move them to where you want them to be.
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