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Is RoboHelp for Word packaged with RoboHelp 11?

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Is RoboHelp for Word packaged with RoboHelp 11?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
May 03, 2015

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No. The last version to include Rh for Word was Rh10. Is there a specific reason for wanting to stick with Rh for Word? There is a learning curve with Rh HTML but it shouldn't be too difficult.


See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

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May 09, 2016

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I have a lot of RoboHelp 9.0 files and projects, and need to update some of them.  Unfortunately, I lost RoboHelp 9 for Word when my company upgraded us to Word 2010, and gave me a new laptop (on which Word 2007 and RH for Word 9 had never been installed). 

I now have a license for RH 11, but apparently it does not come with RoboHelp for Word.  And I can't go back to my old RH because it was on a different PC and wasn't compatible with Word 2010.

So here is my question:  HOW can I update the HUGE projects that I had in the old RH9/Word 2007 environment?  I read on here that RH HTML 11 cannot open old RH for Word projects, and I do not want to have to recreate the wheel of my content.

Any advice will be gratefully appreciated.

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May 10, 2016

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I didn’t realize this yesterday, but in RH 2015, there is a WebHelp to CHM Converter script that has this description: “This is the script file which shows an UI for generating CHM using the webhelp output.”

I don’t know if RH 11 has this script available, but if it does, you could convert your WebHelp output to a CHM file and then use the FAR tool to decompile the CHM into a HTML Help project. That would have a project file you could then open in RH 11.

I used to work A LOT in RoboHelp for Word and it wasn’t until Microsoft declared that Vista wouldn’t support .HLP files that I went (screaming & kicking) into HTML-based Help. I had ~100 WinHelp projects (all using Word as my content editor) that I had to convert to HTML.

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May 10, 2016

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Interesting idea, Paul.  Thanks very much!  I'll look into that.

It was the lack of support for .HLP files that drove me to create webhelp output format files.  They have worked well with my company's apps for context-sensitive help.  The pages themselves are .html pages, but the webhelp compiler let me build shared TOCs, Indexes, and Glossaries.

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LEGEND ,
May 10, 2016

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Hmmm, I could have sworn I replied to this yesterday. Did you perhaps have two threads running?

One way to "convert" and upgrade is to create a new RoboHelp HTML project and choose to import the HPJ from the older WinHelp project.

Cheers... Rick

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Yes, I did, Rick.  Very sorry.  Posted my initial one and then found a thread that seemed to be a better match.  Sorry about that, and thank you for your help.

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