The following is a list of issues resolved in RoboHelp (2019 release) and subsequent patch releases.

Check the RoboHelp forum for solutions, workarounds, or any late-breaking information.

RoboHelp (2019 release) Update 2 - October 18, 2018

Feature enhancements

Work with an enhanced TOC

Topic titles in the Table of Contents panel now automatically sync with changes in actual topic titles. You can now detect broken links in TOC through red x marks against topics. On auto-creating a TOC, a prompt lets you decide if you want to delete the content of the current TOC first.

Team Foundation Server (TFS) support

You can use TFS version 2018 for version control from RoboHelp. You can check in, check out, view differences between versions, resolve merge conflicts, and sync files using TFS.

Easily insert and work with multi-level lists

Multi-level lists from RoboHelp Classic projects are now seamlessly upgraded in both topics and style sheets in RoboHelp 2019 projects. You can now use templates in the numbered and bulleted formats to easily insert a multi-level list from the standard toolbar.

Use enhanced bookmarks

You can now toggle the display of bookmarks in the Contents panel and in topics. You can easily create hyperlinks in topics by dragging and dropping bookmarks from the Contents panel. You can also create TOC entries for bookmarks, and use bookmarks in context-sensitive help (CSH) map files.

Work with twisties

You can now use the inbuilt style sheet editor to add twisty images to Hyperlink Style and apply the style to expanding and drop-down texts. 

Close text in expanding and drop-down hotspots

You can now have separate text for titles in expanded and collapsed states. You can also provide a more meaningful title for collapsing an expanding or drop-down text.

Work with enhanced Author and Output views

Now, all open project components that are launched from the Author toolbar are visible and accessible only in Author view. If you want to switch to Output view, RoboHelp first prompts to save open components, and then launches Output view. The same behavior is applicable to components launched from the Output toolbar and when you switch from Output to Author view.    

Use the eyedropper tool to pick colors

You can now use the eyedropper tool to pick colors of your choice from anywhere on the screen.

Work with image maps

You can now create, edit, and publish image maps. Image maps defined in RoboHelp Classic projects are also upgraded to the RoboHelp 2019 project structure.

Use an enhanced table editor

Selection of rows, columns, or cells in a table is now prominent and easily distinguishable. You can now select an entire row or a column in a single click.

Use context-sensitive help

While using context-sensitive help, you can now map topics or bookmarks to unique map IDs. You can also import map files, edit and create mappings with unassigned topics, and see the list of topics with bookmarks during mapping. Additionally, you can export mappings in a .h file, and publish mappings in WebHelp, Responsive HTML5, and Microsoft HTML Help output types. 

Work with enhanced style sheets

Updates to a style sheet now instantly reflect in open topics that use the particular style sheet. 

Auto-numbering in style sheets

You can now apply auto-numbering to all paragraph and heading styles in your topic by editing the associated style sheets. Also, after you install the Update 2 release and open topics, old auto-numbering is automatically upgraded in style sheets and topics.

Use images as bullets in bulleted lists

Now, you can apply images, such as arrowheads, as bullets in bulleted lists.

Define and preselect dynamic content filters

You can now define and preselect a dynamic content filter for your WebHelp and Responsive HTML5 outputs. Content tagged with the preselected filter gets displayed in the output by default.

Work with an enhanced topic TOC

Now, the default style of a topic TOC is not a numbered list. You can also show and hide the display of a topic TOC.

Customize Windows settings for select output types

You can now customize and publish Windows settings for the Microsoft HTML Help output type. Custom settings from previous versions of RoboHelp are retained during upgradation to RoboHelp 2019.

Work with enhanced condition tags

You can now select multiple paragraphs in your topic and use drag-and-drop to apply condition tags. The color of the tag is visible in the Author view and preview.

Work with an enhanced Import Word document feature

While importing a Word document, you can now specify table style settings in the import Word dialog box.

Use a pass phrase (password) for Git SSH key

You can now use an SSH key with a pass phrase to connect to a Git repository.

Work with an enhanced skin editor

You can now undo and redo changes in skin editor. 

You can now use the Remove Hyperlink context menu option to remove a hyperlink in Author view.

Work with enhanced context menus

The appearance of the context menu in a topic in Author view now matches other context menus and the menu options are reorganized.

Use keyboard shortcuts to insert components

You can now use keyboard shortcuts to insert variables, snippets, and fields that are displayed on clicking the Insert Variables/Snippet/Fields icon in the standard toolbar.

Fixed Issues

  1. Skin preview does not reflect changes in layout settings.
    (Ref - 2863)
  2. Expanding and drop-down texts are displayed in expanded form in Microsoft HTML Help output.
    (Ref - 2839). 
  3. The Properties > Styles panel in an open topic does not reflect updates made to style sheets.
    (Ref - 2767
  4. The TOC in Responsive HTML5 output does not sync when navigating using a browse sequence.
    (Ref - 2716
  5. Search for favicon files is restricted to the assets > images folder instead of all system folders.
    (Ref - 2673)
  6. Images do not appear in skin editor preview if RoboHelp is installed and the project is saved in different drives in your computer.
    (Ref - 2464
  7. Cannot customize the Indigo layout to only use the Topic page instead of the default Home page.
    (Ref - 2403
  8. On clicking a duplicate topic, the filename is displayed without an extension.
    (Ref - 2301). 
  9. Empty paragraphs between content do not appear in topic preview and output.
    (Ref - 2073
  10. All project component (such as conditional tags, variables, and topics) creation dialog boxes require clicking fields to be able to type; the Enter key does not work.
    (Ref - 1846
  11. In Responsive HTML5 skin editor, the tablet/phone view menu button is incorrectly labeled as Close.
    (Ref - 1833
  12. Dynamic content filters do not load if stand-alone child or parent projects are generated.
    (Ref - 708
  13. Multi-level lists with dynamic content filters do not work as expected in the output.
    (Ref - 693
  14. Multi-level lists inside drop-down text do not work.
    (Ref - 688
  15. Numbered lists lose numbers inside DHTML drop-down boxes.
    (Ref - 338
  16. Rename Hyperlink Popover verbiage to Popup.
    (Ref - 2859)
  17. Coding CSS Cursor Property does not work in Rh11 Preview Topic pane or CHM browser.
    (Ref - 961)
  18. RH2019 Classic: Search results are not highlighted in single and merged projects, and in all browsers.
    (Ref - 2703)
  19. Topic search is not working on files with an uppercase extension.
    (Ref - 531)

RoboHelp (2019 release) Update 1 - September 17, 2018

Feature enhancements

Access Output and Author views in a single screen

In RoboHelp 2019 release, Author and Output views opened as two separate windows.

Now, Author and Output views are merged and accessible through respective tabs in the standard toolbar in RoboHelp workspace.

For more information, see Get to know the RoboHelp workspace.

Work with an enhanced expanding and drop-down text

You can now collapse or expand an individual or all the expanding/drop-down texts in your topic in Author view and topic preview. You can also toggle the display of the expanding/drop-down text boundary.

For more information, see Work with expanding text and Work with drop-down text.

Work with enhanced master pages

You can now access master pages through the Author toolbar in Author view instead of Output view.

You can also apply a master page to a topic during topic creation. Topic preview also displays the master page applied to the topic. 

For more information, see Work with master pages.

Work with browse sequences

You can now add, edit, and delete browse sequences. In a browse sequence, you can drag-and-drop topics from the Contents panel and TOC, change the sequence of topics, and delete topics. 

For more information, see Create and manage browse sequences.

Work with topic TOC

You can now insert, edit, or delete a topic TOC in topics and master pages. 

For more information, see Insert and customize a topic TOC.

Work with breadcrumbs

You can now insert and edit breadcrumbs in master pages. 

For more information, see Insert breadcrumbs.

Work with language-specific labels

You can now edit and delete language-specific labels, and undo or redo the edits. You can also export languagewise labels as XML for localization, and import a translated copy for a specific language.

Cancel the generation of output

You can now cancel output generation from both the Quick Generate and Presets panel.

Work with an enhanced Table of Contents

While working with Table of Contents (TOC) in your project, you can now expand only one TOC at a time. You can also undo or redo changes, and use the Delete key to delete a TOC, book, or page.

Automatic upgradation of skins

When you upgrade your RoboHelp Classic project to RoboHelp (2019 release) application, all Responsive HTML5 skins are automatically upgraded. If skins are customized outside the RoboHelp Classic skin editor, use the Layout tab of the Skin Components panel in RoboHelp 2019 to add a custom JavaScript and CSS.

Rename output presets

You can now rename output presets.

Toggle the display of paragraph markers

In your open topic, you can now toggle the display of paragraph markers.

Work with an enhanced glossary

In the Glossary panel, you can now expand only one glossary at a time. In the expanded view, you can use context menus against each glossary and glossary term. 

Spaces in topic filenames are converted to underscores

When you add a topic in your project and type the topic name, RoboHelp automatically converts the spaces in the filename to underscores. You can change this setting if necessary.

Use new topic closing options

If multiple topics are open, use a topic tab's context menu to close a topic, close other topics except for the current topic, and close all topics. While closing multiple topics, you can save the changes in a specific topic.

Edit specific output presets from the Quick Generate panel

From the Quick Generate panel, you can now select and open an output preset to edit it, instead of having to search for the output preset in the Output Settings window. You can select and edit multiple output presets.

Work with an enhanced index

You can now cross-reference an index keyword or a subkeyword to another keyword and publish the cross-references. You can also add variables while creating or editing index keywords.

Locate a topic in a TOC from the Contents panel

You can now use the context menu in the Contents panel to view all the TOCs linked to a topic and locate the topic in a specific TOC.

Use index keywords in search

You can now use index keywords associated with topics in search. Index keywords have the same ranking as search keywords.

Fixed Issues

  1. RoboHelp does not support Internet Explorer 11.
    (Ref - 2551
  2. An error appears on connecting to Git for the first time after creating the SSH key.
    (Ref - 2507
  3. While importing a Word file with tables and lists, the List and Table tabs in the Word Import Settings dialog box are disabled.
    (Ref - 2612
  4. Sync issues between the files/folders on your computer and in the Contents panel, especially after renaming.
    (Ref - 2332
  5. Images are not displayed in skin editor preview.
    (Ref - 2464
  6. In an open topic, in the Properties panel > Styles tab, the (none) option in all the styles had the Edit icon.
    (Ref - 2532
  7. An application error message appears on trying to view the log file during output generation or after output generation failure. 
    (Ref - 2442
  8. While duplicating a topic with unsaved changes, RoboHelp does not prompt to save the document and creates the duplicate copy without the unsaved changes.
    (Ref - 2567
  9. In merged projects, RoboHelp search returns results only from some child projects instead of all projects.
    (Ref - 831
  10. While working with condition expressions, stop words, synonyms, and skins, the asterisk (*) that indicates unsaved changes does not appear in the respective tabs.
    (Ref - 2090
  11. RoboHelp does not remember the modified position or size of the application window and does not allow resizing or minimizing the Output Settings screen.
    (Ref - 2399
  12. An incomplete index is visible in the output and filter keywords does not work.
    (Ref - 2398
  13. Favicon files selected in output settings do not appear in the output.
    (Ref - 2397
  14. Tool tips for glossary terms do not work in the output.
    (Ref - 2400
  15. A JavaScript error appears on uninstalling a previous version of Robohelp and installing and launching RoboHelp 2019 for the first time.
    (Ref - 2278
  16. Operations such as image and multimedia insertion, and copy paste happen multiple times.
    (Ref - 2314
  17. While resizing an image using the General tab in the Properties panel, its aspect ratio is not maintained if the unit is %.
    (Ref - 2312
  18. While generating a Mobile App output, there's a Splashscreen image issue.
    (Ref - 1252
  19. Non-minified versions of core JS files (rh.js, layout.js, topic.js, and common.js) are included in HTML5 output.
    (Ref - 2357
  20. Browse sequences and glossary are not working in CHM output.
    (Ref - 2295
  21. On upgrading a RoboHelp 2017 or 2019 Classic project with baggage files in the TOC to RoboHelp 2019, links in the TOC are not updated correctly. 
    (Ref - 2446
  22. Output generation fails without displaying any error message if the TOC has broken links.
    (Ref - 2445
  23. While generating output using the Quick Generate window, unselected presets get generated and incorrect status is displayed.
    (Ref - 2605
  24. In multiple open topics, the tabs bar occupies more than one line.
    (Ref - 2496
  25. RoboHelp search does not work for content in some languages.
    (Ref - 1873)

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