Seems I once saw some sort of "RoboHelp to Wiki" software bandied about here at one point. Perhaps we can search for that thread.
Until we can resurrect that thread, are you familiar with the concept of an Inline Frame? (IFRAME)
IFRAMEs allow you to define an area inside a topic that displays another HTML page inside it. Similar to Picture In Picture on a television set where you are viewing two channels at the same time.
My thought here is that perhaps you could have your static RoboHelp pages that have IFRAMEs in the pages that point to the Wiki pages. Certainly there would be maintenance involved, from the standpoint of periodically updating the TOC and Index and such, but it would seem this is feasible.
Helpful and Handy Links
Thanks guys, yeah I'm aware oif iframes, and using them.
I was more looking for any solution of creating the wiki in RH, or linking it into my existing project. dont think the 2 will work at all. Best I can hope for is either to iframe it, or link to it.
Never mind, thanks.
It might be easier to create a frameset to call the wiki in your RH skin. A single frame that calls the wiki. You won't have to play around fitting Iframes.
This e-mail is personal. For our full disclaimer, please visit www.centric.eu/disclaimer.
For anyone like me that is a bit puzzled with Willam's suggestion, I'll add this.
After reading the suggestion, the following question popped into my twisted little mind.
What's the difference between the IFRAME bit I suggested and what Willam offered?
It took a bit of pondering and I finally came to my senses. When you use an Inline Frame, you are creating that "Picture in Picture" effect. When you create a single frame frameset, you are essentially creating an HTML page that for all intents and purposes behaves like an IFRAME in the respect that it dispays one HTML page inside another, but my guess is that it is similar to tuning to channel 77 on your television set and while viewing channel 77, you are actually viewing the content of channel 69.
I have to admit that I've never had an occasion to use a single frame frameset. The thought causes dissonance in my fried little brain as I observe that a frameset implies more than a single frame contained within a set. And why would anyone want that when you could simply point at a topic?
My hat's off big time to Willam for the wonderful suggestion. It would seem to be just what is needed for something like this and it will be something I'll remember. Hey, you taught an old dog a new trick! I LOVE when that happens. So TendJewBerryMud!
In case you wondered how this is done, the code for a single frame frameset would look like this:
This approach would be cleaner, because using my IFRAME suggestion, you would need to create a topic in RoboHelp, then muck about with inserting the IFRAME code and tweaking it. In the case of the single frame frameset, you would just create the frameset page and be done with it.
Helpful and Handy Links