Adobe WebHelp format works with virtually any combination of browser and platform for web-based or desktop applications, online Help, and online books. WebHelp also provides customizable navigation panes and quick downloads.
WebHelp Pro is used for web-based applications, with features available only in server-based Help. WebHelp Pro provides feedback on the use of your Help system. Authors can work on separate projects and publish anytime, and projects are merged on the server at run time. RoboHelp Server is required to generate WebHelp Pro.
Adobe FlashHelp® uses Adobe Flash® to provide an interactive navigation pane, customizable navigation controls, Flash animation, streaming video, audio, and graphics. Users need Flash Player.
FlashHelp Pro is used for web-based applications, with features available only in server-based Help. Authors can work on separate projects and publish anytime, and projects are merged on the server at run time. RoboHelp Server is required to generate FlashHelp Pro.
Multiscreen HTML5 output lets you deliver a reading experience that is optimized for specific types of devices. You can add and configure different screen profiles for different sets of devices and generate Multiscreen HTML5 output for these screen profiles. When users visit the landing page for the Multiscreen HTML5 output on their devices, they are automatically redirected to content optimized for their device.
Using Responsive HTML5, you can create a single output that is optimized for all your screens. Responsive HTML5 automatically adjusts to the screen a user is accessing it from and also adjusts to dynamic screen size changes, such as a flip of orientation or resizing of the browser.
You can also publish Responsive HTML5 output to RoboHelp Server 10.
The eBook layout helps you generate output in EPUB 3 and Kindle Book (MOBI) formats.
Microsoft HTML Help
Microsoft HTML Help is used as application and stand-alone Help for Windows 98 and later, using Internet Explorer 4.x or later, and provides unique features.note: Due to Microsoft security changes, Microsoft HTML Help is now used where the Help has to be run on the users' PC; it cannot be installed on a server without registry changes. WebHelp and FlashHelp are used where the Help is to be run from a server. WebHelp and FlashHelp can be run locally, but it is not recommended.
XML output exports to Extensible Markup Language (XML) format, used to structure, store, and send information. XML files use style sheets, as well as handler files. Handler files determine how RoboHelp imports or generates the XML files, associated style sheets, and related components.
JavaHelp, from Sun Microsystems™, works with Java applications and is a delivery system, not an authoring tool. JavaHelp features (TOC, index, searches, controls, global search and replace, pop-ups) are created automatically, along with HTML features (links, Related Topics buttons, and image files).
Oracle Help for Java™ is used with applications written in any language. Oracle Help and the ICE 5 browser provide TOC, index, full-text searches, pop-ups, context sensitivity, and customizable windows, through the Oracle Help viewer.
RoboHelp enhanced printed documentation provides control over structure, content, and appearance of printed documents. You can organize the content as needed, format using CSS or Word template styles, and produce formatted and structured Word documents or PDF files.
The Adobe AIR output type allows you to generate Help in Adobe AIR format. Generate your content in the cross-platform Adobe AIR Help format that brings a host of enhancements, such as these:
•Easy navigability through breadcrumbs, and more
•New templates and skins
•A rich branding experience, and the ability to insert corporate logos and an About box in Help
•Rich commenting and auto-updates
•Browser-based Help, with both offline and online content.
•Ability to add and access RSS feeds