Requirements

Prerequisite knowledge

To follow this article, you should understand how to create RoboHelp projects and edit project source files.

User level

Beginning

Your Adobe RoboHelp 9 installation includes two sample projects called EmployeeCare and Salesbuilder. The EmployeeCare project is designed as a Policies and Procedures knowledgebase. The Salesbuilder project is designed as an Application Help project. We recommend that you play with these thoughtfully designed sample projects, checking out the authoring best practices, layout settings, and output types. These sample projects also help you become familiar with the new features of RoboHelp 9.

Location of samples

Both the <RoboHelp Install Folder>\Samples\en_US folder and the My RoboHelp Projects\Samples folder store a copy of the sample projects. Links on the Starter page open the sample projects from the My RoboHelp Projects folder (see Figure 1).

Avoid modifying the sample projects in <RoboHelp Install Folder> so that you can compare your modified version with the supplied version at any point. In case you have modified both the installed versions of sample projects and want to access the supplied version, you can download the English language version of the sample projects.

Installed Help for the samples

You can find information about the sample projects in README.PDF and in the AUTHOR_INFO_READ_FIRST folder of the sample projects.

README.pdf: The <RoboHelp Install Folder>\Samples\en_US folder and the My RoboHelp Projects\Samples contain a Readme file that briefly describes the EmployeeCare and Salesbuilder projects.

AUTHOR_INFO_READ_FIRST: Both projects include a folder by this name that contains detailed descriptions about the project.

EmployeeCare sample project

The EmployeeCare project helps you discover new features of RoboHelp 9, learn how to configure projects, and work with basic project elements:

  • Get a quick overview of new features in the About Adobe RoboHelp 9 topic.
  • Learn how to implement Dynamic User-Centric Content (DUCC). Using this new feature, you can enable users to filter content based on categories that you have defined.
  • Learn how to set up commenting and moderation in AIR Help.
  • Learn how to specify the path for the configuration file that site administrators can use to modify various collaboration settings.
  • Learn how to use keywords, user-defined variables, snippets, and master pages.
  • Generate output in the ready-to-use layouts, such as ePub.

Note: Make a copy before you modify any layout. That way, you'll be able to compare the differences between your version and the supplied version.

Salesbuilder sample project

The Salesbuilder project helps you discover new features of RoboHelp 9, collaborate on creating projects, and generate context-sensitive help:

  • Get a quick overview of new features in the About Adobe RoboHelp 9 topic.
  • Get a detailed description of new features from the topics in the Feature_Topics folder.
  • Learn how to use demos and simulations in Help systems.
  • Learn how to live-link resources across projects.
  • Learn how to enable Track Changes and set up shared reviews.
  • Learn how to create a context-sensitive Help system (Salesbuilder-help.air) for an application (SalesbuilderWtW.air).
  • Generate output in the ready-to-use layouts.

Note: Make a copy before you modify any layout. That way, you'll be able to compare the differences between your version and the supplied version.

Where to go from here

The Adobe RoboHelp 9 sample projects are there to help you discover the power of this new version learn to create your own projects. For more help, try these resources on Adobe.com: