Highlight changes in .chm output

New Here ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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Hi all,

Is there a way to have changes highlighted in .chm output?

I have some changes I need a colleague to review and want to make it easy for them to see what the changes are.

Would track changes work for .chm output?

Thanks!

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Adobe Employee ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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How have you marked-up changes in the topics? If you have marked them in your topics in RoboHelp, you could style it there cor CHM as well.

But … maybe it's better to set up an online review? Why would one want to do that through CHM?!?

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New Here ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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Thanks, I wasn't aware of the online review feature, will give that a try.

Regarding markup, I've inherited the content from another writer, the changes were not marked up, so I'd have to go back , turn on "track changes" I guess, and delete and add the content back to get the track changes highlighting.

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New Here ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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actually, just realized I have RoboHelp 2015, does the online review feature exist in RoboHelp 2015?

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Adobe Employee ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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No, that's a new feature in RoboHelp 2020.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 18, 2021 May 18, 2021

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The nearest is you can set things up so that topics with changed content have a different icon. It does not flag what has changed but you can mark the text.

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New Here ,
May 20, 2021 May 20, 2021

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Thanks Peter, how do I set up so changed topics have a different icon?

And what do you mean by "mark the text"? Using track changes, or conditional tags?

Can I get conditional tags to show in the chm output, but display in a different color perhaps?

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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To mark a topic as new right click it in the TOC and select the option shown. You will need to deselect when you no longer want the different icon.

 

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Marking the text is up to your imagination.  One method I have used in the past is to apply a bright colour and prefix it.

 

### Changed text below.

 

The user can search for ### to find changes. Before you generate the final version you search on ### to make sure all the comments have been seen and removed.

 

I used to issue a Word document as that enabled the SME to suggest changes.

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May 21, 2021 May 21, 2021

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Thanks very much Peter, good to know about the option of changing icon for items in TOC.

And I like the suggestion on how to mark up changes within topics, thanks again!

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