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Link to RoboHelp file in FrameMaker?

New Here ,
Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Are you able to create a cross-reference or hypertext to a RoboHelp file in a FrameMaker file?

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Jun 05, 2018 Jun 05, 2018

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Like "open a file or another application?" (terminology from FM 7.0 User Guide) That could be message openfile pathname from the Special > Hypertext options.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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What are you trying to accomplish? Maybe if we knew that, we could give you some direction on which way to go.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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I'm working with a manual created in FrameMaker and published in PDF format.

I have another set of documents currently created in Word that I would like to hyperlink/cross-reference/hypertext within the above mentioned manual.

I am trying to decide whether to convert the Word documents to a RoboHelp online Help output, but I'd like to know whether I could hyperlink/cross-reference/hypertext to a RoboHelp file within my FrameMaker file.

The other possibility would be converting the Word documents to FrameMaker, but I like the format of an online Help for these documents, hence RoboHelp.

Any help/suggestions is appreciated. Thanks.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Bring the content into FrameMaker, xref as needed, then publish your online help directly from FrameMaker.

See http://techcomm.tools/html5 to see how easy it is to publish online help direct from Frame.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Ok, so your FM deliverable is a PDF; what do you want the recipient to see when they select a link in the PDF? Do you want them to get the Word document or are you sending them off to an HTML page created from the Word doc? On a workflow note, why are you authoring in 2 systems? Wouldn't it make more sense to work all in FM?

ps - I think your terms are a bit confused - RoboHelp is an authoring tool just like Word or FM, it's not an output type. You're probably thinking of their HTML and JavaScript output type they call WebHelp.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Yes it would make sense to work all in FrameMaker, but this was decisions made before my time.

When they click the link in the PDF, I want them to be taken to the Word document.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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In that case, you need to either post the DOCX as a download link, or attach it to the PDF file.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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What would be the advantages/disadvantages of publishing online help directly from Frame versus creating it in RoboHelp?

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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Your content is in Fm.

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Jun 06, 2018 Jun 06, 2018

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In general then, what would be the advantages/disadvantages...my situation excluded.

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That's a bit like asking about Range Rover v. Mercedes.

Basically, it comes down to personal knowledge/preference of Fm v. Rh, or ownership of same.

Fm approaches things from a book paradigm and Rh approches things from a topic-based HTML paradigm.

They each edit content and allow you to publish to PDF and online help.

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