Can you customise the search in frameless output in Robohelp 2020

Community Beginner ,
Jun 21, 2021 Jun 21, 2021

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Using Robohelp 2020,  we publish our helpfiles using a parent project which then holds all the child projects.  Each child project represents a module in our software.  We publish to a Frameless Output.

The search facility isn't really adequate for our customers' needs.  We'd like to allow customers to select which project/module to search within whilst also giving them the facility to search across them all (as they can at the moment).  Does anyone know if  this possible?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Two solutions.

 

  1. Dynamic Content Filtering would enable the user to select the filter they choose and search only those topics. Simply apply different filters to the topics in the different projects. That's the easy solution.
  2. In Zoomsearch 7 in RoboHelp (grainge.org) I describe how to do exactly what you want using ZoomSearch. The catch is that the method is one I deployed in Classic versions so you would have to figure out making it work in 2020. Also you have manually run Zoomsearch every time you publish your help.

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Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Thanks Peter. 

Not sure how users could use the dynamic filtering in conjunction with searching though as the home page search doesn't have a filter option on it.  You only get the filter when you're in the topic panels in Frameless I think, although we don't use filters at the moment, so not 100% sure.  I'll have a play with it and see.

I'll also take a look at your ZoomSearch link.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 22, 2021 Jun 22, 2021

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Yes you do need to get past the home page. Submit a feature request to get that changed?

 

Please follow this link to request features. https://tracker.adobe.com

Post the link to your feature request in this thread and others can vote for it. The more people who do so, the higher it gets prioritised.

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Thanks Peter

 

I've submitted a request.  https://tracker.adobe.com/#/view/RH-9502

 

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