RoboHelp 10 Tackles Key Issue of Device Agnostic Publishing

Adobe RoboHelp 10 was released last week.  Since I am reviewing it for the next issue of the Communicator journal, I have been immersing myself in it.

Adobe’s clear focus has been on enabling authors to publish content to the wide range of different devices and screen sizes that are now in common usage.  As a result, there is a new single source layout (SSL) called “Multiscreen HTML5” that enables you to select different arrangements of the home, search, table of contents, and topic screens for particular device types.  There is also a new eBook SSL that supports EPUB 3 and the Kindle Book formats. Overall, Adobe has made very significant progress in breaking away from the traditional “tripane model” for user assistance and enabling new paradigms that are better suited to today’s mobile consumers of information.

Apart from the new features supporting multiscreen publishing (these include Screen Profiles, Screen Layouts, media-specific styles, and the two SSLs decribed in the previous paragraph) the user interface and authoring process in RoboHelp 10 are largely unchanged.  There are, however, welcome refinements to the end-users’ Search experience, and I am pleased that, as an author, I can at last now follow hyperlinks by Ctrl+clicking on them.

I’ll be blogging in more detail about RoboHelp 10’s multiscreen support over the coming weeks.

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