5 Replies Latest reply on Apr 4, 2010 7:46 AM by Captiv8r

    Please help me explain to my IT Department

    Guenifer

      I will be taking training very soon on RoboHelp 8 for Word and I need to talk to my IT department about what they need to do with the files I generate (in regards to placing them in our web application). Anyone have any suggestions on anything?

        • 1. Re: Please help me explain to my IT Department
          chunkee

          Not certain I understand the question? What format are you presenting the content? Word?  Why not just used Word?

          RoboHelp is used primarily for creating help systems not Word documents.

           

          JC

          • 2. Re: Please help me explain to my IT Department
            Guenifer Level 1

            I have all the documents in Word (3 Huge User Guides). I want to use RoboHelp to create an online help system within our application and I need to present the idea of this and what it involves after I create and generate the files as to what my IT department needs to do or build into our web application. I hope that helps a little more. Basically, I need to know a rough estimate of the level of effort it will take my IT department to do after I generate the files, etc.

             

            Regards,

            Jennifer

             

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            • 3. Re: Please help me explain to my IT Department
              Guenifer Level 1

              For Further Clairification:

              I have all the documents in Word (3 Huge User Guides). I want to use RoboHelp to create an online help system within our application and I need to present the idea of this and what it involves after I create and generate the files as to what my IT department needs to do or build into our web application. I hope that helps a little more. Basically, I need to know a rough estimate of the level of effort it will take my IT department to do after I generate the files, etc.

              • 4. Re: Please help me explain to my IT Department
                RoboColum(n) Level 5

                Two things to mention here.

                 

                RoboHelp has the ability to import Word documents, relatively quickly and easily. It also has the ability to link Word documents to a RoboHelp project. The idea behind this is that you have others creating an updating the source in Word and then bringing those changes into RoboHelp pretty much at the press of a button. Which one you choose depends on who will be responsible for future updates.

                 

                If you are creating help for a web application, you'll more than likely be outputting WebHelp format. This is a collection of files which can be placed on a website, server or network drive. Once there, you can call it from the application via a number of methods. These are covered here.

                 

                As for estimates of effort, how long is a piece of string. It is impossible to say without more of an idea of the content, size and functionality required in the end product.

                • 5. Re: Please help me explain to my IT Department
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  Hi there

                   

                  In addition to what others have said, I'd be double-checking the training. Where are you attending training where RoboHelp for Word is offered? All the training I'm aware of is for RoboHelp HTML.

                   

                  I think what Colum stated applies to RoboHelp HTML with the linking. I'm not certain RoboHelp for Word works in this manner, as Word is the editing environment.

                   

                  Cheers... Rick

                   

                   

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