We are currently using RoboHelp 7 and the search function is
quite basic. I have been asked to investigate better solutions. I
have read up on the improved search facility in RoboHelp 8 and also
a bit on ZoomSearch and wanted to find out which one people
ZoomSearch will always give you more control over the search
compared with the built-in search in any authoring tool. The
question is whether or not you need that.
RH's search has improved and may well now meet the
requirements of many users. Others, by the nature of their content
and users, will need something more specialised.
The built-in search is just there, no configuration, you
cannot forget to update it. ZoomSearch involves a little bit more
work but you get greater control. You can have a search page with
buttons dedicated to different areas or you can create categories.
Preference will be based around those factors and how each
tool best meets anyone's needs. Fifty people could vote for one of
the options but it might not be right for you.
thank you for your response. After reading a lot of
complaints in the forum about the search capability of RoboHelp 7,
I was just wondering whether people felt that RoboHelp 8 is now
good enough or whether there are any glaring deficiencies in the
RoboHelp 8 Search engine and therefore the advise would still be to
go with ZoomSearch.