Word document components converted to RoboHelp

RoboHelp converts most of the Word components when you link or import Word documents. The following tables list the major Word document components and show how they are converted in RoboHelp.

Word document component

 

TOC

Converted, if selected. See Importing a Word TOC, index, and glossary.

Index

Converted, if selected. See Importing a Word TOC, index, and glossary.

Glossary

You can create a Glossary in RoboHelp from selected paragraph styles in Word. See Importing a Word TOC, index, and glossary.

Equations

 

Equations

Ignored when importing the document into RoboHelp.

Markers

 

Cross-references, hypertext, URLs

Cross-references are converted to hypertext links if the Convert References to hyperlinks option is enabled in RoboHelp when importing a Word document. Else, the cross-references are imported as plain text. Unresolved cross-references and hypertext entries appear as text in online Help.

URLs become live hypertext links in the online Help output. See Convert Word references to hyperlinks.

Context-sensitive Help markers

Converted into map IDs in RoboHelp. See Convert context-sensitive Help markers in Word to map IDs.

Formats

 

Paragraph formats

Converted. You can map Microsoft Word paragraph formats to RoboHelp styles or import the source formatting. See Convert Word paragraph styles to RoboHelp styles.

Character formats

Converted. You can map Microsoft Word character formats to RoboHelp styles or import the source formatting. See Convert Word character styles to RoboHelp styles.

Table formats

Converted. You can map Microsoft Word table formats to RoboHelp styles or import the source formatting. See Convert Word table styles to RoboHelp table styles.

Lists

Converted according to the settings you define. See List mapping.

Page layouts

 

Page layout, size, and Word pagination

Ignored. These elements are not applicable to online Help.

Headers/footers

Converted. See Convert headers and footers in Word documents.

Images

 

Images

Converted. PNG images are imported as is if the Allow PNG as a graphics format option is selected in Microsoft Word Web Options. All other images are converted to gif or jpg.

Drawings

Converted to images.


September 30, 2016

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