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The 2017 release of Adobe RoboHelp lets you create and deliver content for any device. Do more with several authoring productivity enhancements. Create next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts with best-in class search. Generate content-centric mobile apps. 
 
 
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Produce stunning interactive content with next generation HTML5 publishing


Next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts
Deliver personalised content experiences with new frameless Responsive HTML5 layouts that provide intuitive navigation and best-in-class search. Easily show or hide widgets, such as glossary and TOC.
Search faster with autocomplete
Deliver best-in-class search experience to end-users with first-of-its-kind search autocomplete and more contextual search results. Provide users with automatic suggestions as they type, displaying the frequency of occurrence for each alongside.
Ability to add thumbnails
Now publish and view images as thumbnails that expand on clicking, making it easier to render and view content on mobile devices.
Greater content accessibility
Deliver content to accommodate your users’ special needs. The 508 compliant HTML5 layouts let you create content that is accessible to all users.
Add favourites in Responsive HTML5 layouts 
Provide users the option to mark topics as favourites in Responsive HTML5 layouts, saving them time and effort to locate frequently used content.
Out-of-the-box support for social widgets 
Use the integrated support for social widgets in the new Responsive HTML5 layouts to make content easily shareable on Facebook and Twitter.
Optimised HTML5 output
Now experience as much as a 50% reduction in loading time, file size savings of about 20KB per topic and smoother transitions between pages with faster, more responsive HTML5 output.
Maintained TOC county in HTML5 output
Work more conveniently by maintaining the TOC county—as the new Responsive HTML5 output remembers the county of the books. Two or more books can be expanded simultaneously.
Single-click Responsive HTML5 publishing
Generate next-generation Responsive HTML5 output for multiple devices, even for legacy content. Provide a consistent user experience across devices by selecting a layout from a gallery of Responsive HTML5 layouts. 
Responsive HTML5 layout editor
Create customised Responsive HTML5 layouts on the fly with the intuitive layout editor. Add logos, match colours to your brand palette, style widget text and add icons. Also choose which widgets are displayed for tablets, smartphones and desktops.

 

Help users find relevant content faster


Dynamic content filters
Empower users to find relevant content faster. Use conditional tags and expressions to enable end-users to filter content thereby delivering personalised Help experiences. Dynamic content filters create enhanced DUCC output that generates only one set of HTML5 files regardless of the number of expressions used.
Tagged Output view
Generate a content preview for different combinations of dynamic content filters using the Tagged Output view. See which tags have been applied to the generated HTML5 files.
Dynamic filter support in CSH
Provide more targeted contextual Help, with URL support, in the new dynamically filtered output. Display Help topics based on the context of the user, by embedding the filters in the URL.

 

Do more in less time


Import folders to baggage files
Easily transfer support information with the ability to import entire folders to baggage files.
Ability to toggle variable views
Quickly toggle between the variable and the value it represents to review content as your end-users would see it.
Named conditional expressions
Easily manage a large number of conditional expressions using descriptive, easy-to-remember names. Eliminate the hassle of deciphering the logic each time you need to use these expressions.
Enhanced conditional indicators
Maintain readability of content even when multiple tags are applied, using enhanced conditional tags indicators. Easily find which tags have been applied and where the conditions change within a topic.
Remembered last project county
Enjoy the convenience of having projects opened in exactly the same county in which they were closed. No need to remember which topics and pods were opened last—RoboHelp (2017 release) automatically restores them.
Adobe Captivate support
Easily integrate HTML5 and SWF content created with the latest release of Adobe Captivate into your RoboHelp files. Enhance your Help content with show-me demos, how-to films and interactive quizzes.
Out-of-the-box UI themes
Work in your favourite environment. Choose from four out-of-the-box colour themes to customise the look of the UI.
Contextual tabs
Work more productively with Contextual tabs for objects, such as tables. Depending on the object selected, the contextual tab appears with a list of relevant actions.
Customisable Quick Access toolbar
Work faster than ever by keeping your most frequently used operations at your fingertips. Customise the Quick Access toolbar with any operation supported in the main toolbar.
Find topics in Project Manager
Easily locate topics in the Project Manager. Just click the topic, TOC or topic list pod to locate and highlight the topic.
Easily update CSS styles
Easily edit the styles in a CSS. Style content inline and update the CSS style from the inline style with a single click.
Shared topics for real-time collaboration and review
Take single-sourcing and collaborative authoring to an extraordinary level. Share your topics for re-use or review. Keep them synchronised and get real-time updates without having to import comments. Easily merge projects, even when multiple authors are working simultaneously on them.
Quick-and-easy Dropbox-powered sharing and collaboration
Work any time, on any machine and with any collaborator, even if they aren’t on the same corporate network. Configure a Dropbox folder in Resource Manager with one click and drag resource files and topics to it to share them with subject matter experts, vendors and others.
Automatic management of dependencies in shared topics
Focus on content, not on managing it. Share topics confidently across authors and projects and let RoboHelp take on the task of managing dependencies. Keep dependant files synchronised with the shared topics or specify different dependant files for different projects.
Automatic cross-reference resolution in shared topics
Organise topics and resource files as you like, even when they are shared with other authors or projects. Cross-references are automatically resolved. Keep dependant files synchronised with the shared topics or specify different dependant files for different projects.

 

Deliver content-centric mobile apps


Single-click Mobile App generation
Easily generate content-centric mobile apps* for iOS and Android with one click.
Customised fonts in EPUB files
Embed customised fonts in your EPUB output and ensure that your users see high-quality typography exactly as you intended, whether or not they have the font** installed on their device.

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*Generating apps with PhoneGap Build requires purchasing a PhoneGap Build licence.
**You must have distribution rights for the embedded font.