Groups that wanted to use source control were encouraged to use Microsoft's Visual SourceSafe. In days of old when the web was young, web developers used editors that were little more that jumped up versions of Notepad. Almost every course involved using Flash for interactive elements animations, games, quizzes, simulations, video, etc. Generate Help systems in any popular online Help format, plus press-ready printed documentation. There are a couple of important features, but most of the changes won't drastically enhance what you can create using RoboHelp. With user-defined variables, they could insert a variable called ProductName into their RoboHelp project and then substitute the appropriate product name through a single-source layout for each product variation. FlashHelp also has an option to Auto-Manage Flash Security, which handles some issues related to tighter Flash security with Flash 7.
But then again Robohelp is not aimed at the lower end of the market. I have tested this on RoboHelp X5, RoboHelp 6, RoboHelp 7 and RoboHelp 8 projects. The low bandwidth movies are slightly more compressed and smaller in file size, allowing for faster streaming. Unfortunately, I simply do not have the time or opportunity to learn every tool thoroughly as my work is largely project-based. Plus it is being constantly expanded with free and commercial add-ins through Macromedia's Exchange website. Adobe listed the following additional minor features or enhancements as new in this release, but I don't think they need any further discussion. Source control is vital not only because it allows multiple authors to work on the same project but because it protects our content development in more detail than daily backups on a local server.
With this article, I'm going to attempt to evaluate the release objectively for those of you who haven't had a chance to look at it yourselves. Before I do so, do you know if RoboHelp 9 will open my project? Then, as no-one knew how to use it, the help file was born. Answer: Yes, your X5 project, while old, will upgrade. The timeline breaks down all actions, such as keyboard clicks, mouse clicks, voice and captions, so each can be manipulated until you are satisfied with the end result. Rating Pro's: Excellent wizard to output files into a variety of formats.
It also looks like Adobe has acquired MacroMedia to enable them to expand more rapidly into the market for audio and video applications for handhelds and other gadgets. If you need to install RoboHelp on a third machine, you will have to inactivate one of the other two activations first. Example 3: Big Bank manages its online help using RoboHelp but it has different cutoff times and customer support numbers based on the user's location. If you would like to unsubscribe or have any questions, you can click on the unsubscribe links in our messages or contact us using the information below. By , User Assistance Group, Inc.
Note: For more details about my relationship with RoboHelp, please see the section at the end of this article. The development team has maintained a high profile in the help community over the past year, attending the conferences and interviewing users. When you generate WebHelp, most of these Kadov tags are removed. However, for independent consultants and small to mid-sized companies, RoboHelp's lack of support for Vista could be an issue. Captivate vs Camtasia So which should you opt for? To help us insure we adhere to various privacy regulations, please select your country of residence. One Man's Humble Opinion In my opinion, the main challenge for Adobe is to bring new vision to a tool that has been great in the past but that does not support many of the new directions in the user assistance industry.
Some years back help files went over from the. With Captivate this is made easier because of the way it records and breaks down content. Figure 10: Change value RoboHelp 6 also includes a Variables report that allows you to view a list of variables and the topics where they appear. RoboHelp 6 does not support Vista or Microsoft Word 2007. This ensures that you can modify the entire look of your site by modifying one or two lines of code.