When you launch RoboHelp, the first screen that you view is the home screen. On this screen, you can access your recently edited projects under the Recent section. RoboHelp displays up to two recent projects. Simply click one of the displayed projects to open and start working with it.
You can also pin, unpin, or remove a project from the Recent section:
- To pin a project, hover over the desired project name and click the icon. Your pinned projects appear at the top of the Recent list.
- To unpin a project, simply click the icon.
- To remove a project from the Recent list, hover over the desired project name and click the icon.
Do one of the following to access your project:
- Select File > Recent Projects, select your desired project, and click Open.
- To open a recently edited project, select File > Recent Projects and select your desired project.
- To open a project of RoboHelp Classic, select File > Upgrade RoboHelp Classic Project. You can then select your desired project and click Open.
Using RoboHelp, you can create projects in an enterprise or a distributed setup where different documentation projects (child projects) feed into a common project (the master project). You can achieve collaborative authoring without using source-control software because multiple writers can work on their individual child projects. In the master project's Table of Contents, you can insert references to child projects (the master project does not actually contain child projects).
Insert each reference to a child project as a placeholder in the master project's Table of Contents. The location of the placeholder should be where you want the Table of Contents of the child project to appear in the output. The placeholder retains the original hierarchy of the TOC of the child project and is expanded in the output. The merging takes place after the output of the projects are generated. By using skins and templates in the master project, you can achieve a unified appearance in the merged projects.
To merge projects, follow these steps:
In the Table of Contents editor, click the location at which you want to insert the child project's placeholder.
If you do not select a location, the placeholder is inserted after the currently selected topic. If a folder is selected at the time of insertion, the placeholder is inserted at the end of the list of topics in the selected folder.
Configure an output preset. In the General tab > Output Path field, specify the following location at which the output of all child projects must be generated: