Adobe RoboHelp

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RoboHelp is a help authoring tool (HAT) created by eHelp Corporation (formerly named Blue Sky Software), acquired by Macromedia, which itself was then acquired by Adobe Systems.



The software is used by technical writers to create computer help files in various formats, including:


RoboHelp 1.0

Robohelp was originally created by Gen Kiyooka.

Macromedia RoboHelp 5

RoboHelp 5, (or more precisely, RoboHelp X5 Office), was produced by eHelp Corporation. It was acquired by Adobe and is no longer supported. This version of the product required the use of Word for XP, Word 2000 or Word 97.

Adobe RoboHelp 6

On January 16, 2007, notices were sent out announcing "RoboHelp 6." Some of the new features are command-line compilation, user-defined variables, conditional build tags, build-tag usage reports, RoboSource Control 3, Microsoft Word import/export improvements, and Adobe Acrobat Elements. Articles at Adobe's Developer Center describes some of the new features.

Adobe RoboHelp 7

On September 25, 2007, notices were sent out announcing "RoboHelp 7." Some of the new features are Unicode support, Vista and Office 2007 support, a more-flexible user interface, and a cleaner editor. A description of the features can be found on Adobe's website.

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