I'm not sure if RoboHelp can output a commenting-enabled PDF directly, but you could enable commenting with Acrobat Pro. Or you could output to Word and turn on Track Changes.
You could also generate a Word doc before you start revising the content, then generate another when you're done, and use Word's Compare Documents feature to compare the two and generate a third file with change markup. On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 9:17 AM, tammyvb <tamm...@spectrumwritingllc.com> wrote: > Warning using voice recognition as I walk my dog so pardon the typos but my > concern is If I work directly in robo help 2017 how on Earth do I keep track > of the changes and the markups that I make if I make changes in the content > which I'm going to have to do to up to update it what can I produce from rh > 2017 for editing. Does it produce A PFd that my editors can mark up I don't > know anything about the mark up capabilities when using standalone robo help. > I know that in flare I can produce a pdF that can be marked up and using FM > to E pub obviously I've got a PDF option as well that's a big concern for me > can someone clarify that thank you > > > Sent from Samsung Galaxy smartphone.Pardon the typos! > -------- Original message --------From: Robert Lauriston > <rob...@lauriston.com> Date: 4/6/18 10:08 AM (GMT-07:00) To: "An email list > for people using Adobe FrameMaker software." <firstname.lastname@example.org> > Subject: Re: [Framers] Slightly OT: Standalone Robohelp 2017? > I don't believe the source format has changed significantly since RH7. > You can get 30-day trials of RoboHelp and Flare to verify that they > can read it. > > Flare was superior to RH9 in every way except FrameMaker integration. > I don't think the balance of power has changed much since. If they're > buying something new I'd say switch to Flare. > > By Adobe/ePub do you mean FrameMaker + ePublisher Pro? That's a very > powerful combination but I've never gotten the sense that it has much > market share. Migrating from RoboHelp to FrameMaker would be a lot > more work than just opening the existing project in RH2017 or > importing it into Flare. You'd need to publish the RoboHelp project to > Word, import that into FrameMaker, and clean up the formatting. > > On Fri, Apr 6, 2018 at 8:39 AM, <tamm...@spectrumwritingllc.com> wrote: >> Hi All, >> >> >> >> I have a new client who is currently developing .chm help using RH 7. They >> want to go to HTML5 and get w/ the times. I have several questions about >> this: >> >> >> >> 1. Can projects that were .chms in RH7 somehow be brought in to RH 2017 >> to be updated? >> 2. Is standalone Robohelp still as viable for producing OLH as it was >> in the early 00s? >> 3. Is file compare possible in RH 2017? I know it once was in older >> versions but now? >> >> >> >> I personally am pushing for either Flare or Adobe/ePub (and even less so >> Adobe FM to RH output either with the built-in function in Adobe fM 12+, or >> FM to integrated RH). >> >> >> >> Right now, the current writer is the RDS in the whole process where she >> produces the OLH files, takes screen shots of the files that need editing, >> manually marks up the files w/ stickies for her editors, and then >> incorporates these edits, and then passes off the edited material again >> marked up manually to her counterpart in Japan and they both produce their >> OLH based on the edited/approved material and then pass of the .chms to the >> developers to incorporate in to the Software project and then finally >> release the SW. Yep . . .take a breath. >> >> >> >> At a minimum, I want to be able to somehow get the old .chm projects in to a >> new tool so that I don't have to retype everything and I want to be able to >> have a way to visually mark where files have changed for both the SMEs and >> my Japanese counterpart. (Yes, I want to suggest just going w/ a translation >> company, but that is not an option as that would basically put the Japanese >> author out of work and that would be an uncool thing to suggest as a new >> consultant.) >> >> >> >> For soooooooooooooooo many reasons, I am pushing Flare or Adobe/ePub (my >> first choice), but as is my client's prerogative, they want to investigate >> standalone RH 2017 first and go from there. >> >> >> >> I am just really open to opinions, suggestions, comments, etc. about >> standalone RH vs. another tool, keeping in mind all the issues that I want >> to solve - not being the RDS in the project (with HTML5 the SW can go out >> even before the OLH is done), the ability to provide hard-copy for edits (as >> in a PDF to my SMEs and NOT sticky notes attached to screen grabs), the >> ability to compare files (as w/ change bars in FM which can be carried over >> in to the PDFs for editing), having a truly controllable development >> interface (as in Flare's almost WYSIWYG or Adobe FM's true WYSIWYG to ePub >> approach). . . >> >> >> >> I know standalone RH >>USED<< to own the market, but from what I have seen >> over these past 5 years or more is not nearly as much - either Flare or >> Adobe/ePub. The number of inquiries/recommendations I have seen for RH have >> just plummeted. _______________________________________________ This message is from the Framers mailing list Send messages to email@example.com Visit the list's homepage at http://www.frameusers.com Archives located at http://www.mail-archive.com/framers%40lists.frameusers.com/ Subscribe and unsubscribe at http://lists.frameusers.com/listinfo.cgi/framers-frameusers.com Send administrative questions to listad...@frameusers.com