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Jul 16, 2015

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I could not find anything about calling the responsive and multiscreen output formats of RH11 via API. Is this simply the same as for webhelp?

The API is documented rather well so I was astonished not to find anything concerning the new HTML5 formats - or did I overlook something?

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Check your RoboHelp installation directory (default C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 11\) and then the folder CSH API\JavaScript. There is a single file in there and the description is at the top of the document.

It's not included in the online help, so that's a bummer.

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API for calling responsive/multiscreen help

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I could not find anything about calling the responsive and multiscreen output formats of RH11 via API. Is this simply the same as for webhelp?

The API is documented rather well so I was astonished not to find anything concerning the new HTML5 formats - or did I overlook something?

Robert


Check your RoboHelp installation directory (default C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 11\) and then the folder CSH API\JavaScript. There is a single file in there and the description is at the top of the document.

It's not included in the online help, so that's a bummer.

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Which language? If you look into the JavaScript API below the description for the WebHelp you'll find the description for Multiscreen/Responsive HTML5.

You may also be interested in: Context Sensitivity in Responsive and Multiscreen HTML5 | WvanWeelden.eu

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Hi, I have already consulted your very helpful website several times (thanks for sharing by the way), however in this case it is about the API that is delivered with RH.

In the RH documentation, if you open the chapter "Context-sensitive help" > "Information for developers" and then e.g. the section for C++, you find information for calling various help formats but nothing about multiscreen or responsive help. I looked into the section for Java that you mentioned but beneath the description for Webhelp I found nothing.

There is a chapter about using HTML5 formats under IOS or Android, and there evidently is a dedicated API for this. So I would guess that the APIs for C++ etc. would also be updated for the new formats.

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Make sure to check the JavaScript API. That one does have HTML5 description. It may be that the C++ API docs aren't updated.

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Somehow I'm stuck - can you point me to the page you are referring to? I have been searching the PDF-output of the RH11 online help, although a non-English version. Thanks for your patience..

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Check your RoboHelp installation directory (default C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 11\) and then the folder CSH API\JavaScript. There is a single file in there and the description is at the top of the document.

It's not included in the online help, so that's a bummer.

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Thanks now I found it! I was not aware that this information was included right into the API file.

There really are dedicated new calls for the HTML5 formats so this is actually important to know. I will file a feature request to include this into the regular online help.

Edit: No luck, their bug report form is broken and always yields a captcha code entry error. This is all just so pathetic.

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