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Community Beginner ,
Oct 26, 2017

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Well, how do I say this in as delicate a way as possible?

Methinks the concept of illocutionary (semantic) intent (as learned in first year linguistics) has eluded the writer of these Help files - to the point where some

instructions are unintelligible, or at least unclear.

It definitely needs a copy editor to go through and fix the english.  Many grammatical and other linguistic errors.

I'm also looking for instructional or tutorial type videos if anyone knows of any, or any in production.

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RoboHelp 2017 Help needs copyediting

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Well, how do I say this in as delicate a way as possible?

Methinks the concept of illocutionary (semantic) intent (as learned in first year linguistics) has eluded the writer of these Help files - to the point where some

instructions are unintelligible, or at least unclear.

It definitely needs a copy editor to go through and fix the english.  Many grammatical and other linguistic errors.

I'm also looking for instructional or tutorial type videos if anyone knows of any, or any in production.

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Oct 28, 2017

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Any issues with the help need to be taken up with Adobe, this is mostly a user to user forum.

Take a look at Rick Stone's RoboWizard site. There's a lot of information there and there are videos under Videos > RoboHelp. He also offers training sessions online.

There's also a lot of information on my site.


See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring information

@petergrainge

www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp & Authoring info. Use the blue Reply button at the top to help me help you.
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Very much appreciated Peter.

I'll be working soon for the Privy Council Office (of Canada) which is one

of the highest offices in

Canadian government.  They've contracted the odd idea of using the MS

Office Suite to produce

user walk-throughs, web-based Help, animations and so on.  So, I suggested

they take a look at

RoboHelp and Captivate as a better solution and now need to learn the

program as quickly as

possible - to be in a better position to "educate" them.  (Also as a way to

learn or really get into the

program myself.

I've ordered some books from Amazon as well, and just waiting for those.

Yes, my dad (and late grandad) were both from Wembley, UK. My grandad

worked as an

accountant for the Park Royal bus company (which made double decker buses).

Kindest Regards,

Bruce

Bruce V. Conway

Technical Writer

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I've removed the personal details assuming you don't want tons of spam. Never post those on any forum is best advice.

When your late granddad worked for Park Royal, one of the tests was the double decker buses had to lean to 45 degrees and not topple over!


See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring information

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Aha! I'll tell my dad (living here in Ottawa).

Grandad also worked as an Air Raid Warden (correct term?) in WWII during the Blitz.

Now off to pick up my book on Adobe

Captivate at the post office. The RoboHelp

2017 book should arrive soon after.

Yes I'm taking a risk with personal details

- just while looking for a new contract

here.

Sent from my iPhone - Envoyé de mon iPhone

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