Generate printed documents

You can create printed documentation and single-source layouts, and generate PDF files simultane­ously with printed documents.

If no template is used, every document retains the formatting used inside the topics.

1)In the Single Source Layouts pod, double-click the printed documentation layout.

2)Select options in the Print Document General dialog box. For details on adding headers and footers, see Add headers and footers to printed documents.

3)Arrange the document structure in the Print Document Content dialog box.

4)Map Microsoft Word styles in the Print Document Appearance dialog box.

5)Copy hand-coded or added files to another location before generating the layout.

6)Click View Result.

By default, printed documentation files are created under !SSL!\[layout name] in the project folder. Templates are saved in the root project folder.


Some list items do not convert properly when generating printed documents with 1500 or more list items without Microsoft Office 2000 SP-2 or later installed.

If you see the following error message, change the macro security settings in Microsoft Word: “The Word VBA macro version registered is incorrect. Please reinstall printed documeation.”

a)Open the Trust Center Settings:

In Word 2007, click the Office button > Word options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings.

In Word 2010, click File > Options > Trust Center > Trust Center Settings.

b)Change Macro Settings to Enable all macros and then click OK.

c)Now generate the printed documentation output from RoboHelp HTML.

September 30, 2016

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