Generate Microsoft HTML Help output

1)Set the following options, and then click Save And Generate.

Select Output Folder And File Name

Specifies a location and start page for the Help files. To choose a location for the output folder, click the browse button browsebut.png. To select a start page other than the default for the Help project, enter it using the .chm extension.

Conditional Build Expression

If you have conditional tags in the project, click Define to specify conditional build expres­sions.

Table Of Contents

Select a table of contents to display in the generated Help.


Select an index to display in the generated Help.


Select a glossary to display in the generated Help.


Select a variable set to override the default variable set values in the generated Help.


Specify the output language for the layout if the language is different from the language of the project. RoboHelp uses this language setting for the UI strings and language-related UI elements in the preview and generated output.

Default Topic

The topic that appears when Help opens. Click Select to specify a topic. By default, the first topic in the table of contents is the default topic.

Default Window

The container in which the Help displays. By default, the Help system opens in the user default browser window.

Exclude Unreferenced Topics From Output

Select this option to exclude any topic that exists in the project but is not the default topic in the layout or is not referenced from the selected TOC, index, or browse sequence, or any refer­enced topic.

note:    RoboHelp displays the unreferenced topics that are excluded from the output in the Output View pod.

Add Breadcrumbs Links

Select to add breadcrumbs in the topic pages.

Optimize CHM File Size

Reduces the size of the CHM file.

Advanced Settings

Click to specify custom styles for the table of contents and index.

Apply To All Topics

Select this option to apply formatting at the project level:

Master Page

The selected master page overrides the settings of all the individual topics with or without a master page applied to them in the project. The CSS and layout of the master page override the CSS and appearance of all the topics. For example, if the selected master page doesn’t have a header or footer, topics won’t either.


The master pages associated with individual topics become effective. The selected CSS over­rides all the topics and their CSS irrespective of whether they are associated with a master page or not.

September 30, 2016

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