You should not have to make your own Contents, Index, and Search button texts for French. Changing the help languege setting to French should give you many of the Help UI texts, from file 'RoboHHRE.lng'
RoboHelp should pull the correct files from C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 7\RoboHELP\language\fr_FR
and put them in folder \!Language!\fr_FR in the help project.
The translated 'RoboHHRE.lng' file should also appear in the root folder of the help project.
Here's a piece of the French file that I have:
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I did not find the "Related Topics" text there. But I am not using that feature either.
RH7 does not have a translated .lng file for all languages, so I had to get a number of them translated. For non-supported languages, I am faking it and replacing the English (UK) file in the help project with a translated file...
Unfortunately, I don't think it will be that simple.
I suspect the OP was referring to the Skin elements. Sure, the lng file may change the verbiage, but that would only have an effect if you weren't using any image buttons in the skin. As the buttons in the Skin contain the text elements as part of the image, it is often necessary to create new images with new text in order to influence the change.
As for the Related Topics, one is also able to use an image with text there. So one might consider substituting images for these. You *ARE* able to influence what these present as the text, but you would need to scan through the project and edit each of them to do it. Perhaps you could perform some find and replace magick to do so.
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