Adobe recently released Adobe RoboHelp 10. There is plenty to love in this new release, and I'll be covering some of my favorite new features in the coming weeks.
First up, Multiscreen HTML5. Create a new project in RoboHelp 10 and check out the Single Source Layouts pod. You'll find a new layout named Multiscreen HTML5. Generate this layout and your content can be consumed by just about any computer or mobile device (even the Apple mobile devices).
Show the Properties of the layout (right-click > Properties), expand the Screen Profiles group at the left, and you'll see that there are already settings for several devices including iPad, iPhone, Kindle and the desktop. If the device you need isn't listed, you can use the Add Screen Profile(s) button to add as many as you need.
As you are working on your Help System, you can get a feel for how your content will look on each device by right-clicking the layout on the Single Source Layouts pod and choosing View with Screen Profile.
In the image below, I wanted to see how my RoboHelp project would look when consumed via an Apple iPad. I used RoboHelp to convert my FrameMaker content to HTML5. Shown below is how my new Adobe Captivate 6: The Essentials book looks on an iPad via HTML5 (the book will be available as an ePub soon).
The ability to output content for just about any kind of display is a huge deal, and I commend Adobe for implementing the feature so elegantly. In my opinion, this feature alone makes RoboHelp 10 a mandatory upgrade for those of you running legacy versions of RoboHelp... and a must-buy for all of you tire-kickers out there.
Looking to learn RoboHelp 10 quickly? We will begin offering RoboHelp 10 classes in September.