Learn about what you can do with Adobe RoboHelp (2019 release) - create and manage projects, author and style your content, publish in multiple formats, and much more.

Adobe RoboHelp (2019 release) is a powerful and intuitive application for creating and publishing content. Easily and efficiently develop Help systems, e-learning content, policies, procedures, and knowledge bases with RoboHelp. You can deliver personalized experiences for different audiences and on a wide range of devices - with minimal effort by using out-of-the-box capabilities. Sophisticated content editing, layout creation, formatting, and search capabilities in RoboHelp help you create and deliver impactful, easy-to-manage content experiences. 

RoboHelp provides modern, responsive HTML5, and device-friendly output presets for creating fluid and personalized content; your output looks stunning and is easy to consume. Use condition tags and expressions to create interactive and filtered content in several formats and for different screens. You can cater to a wider or more targeted audience.

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Feature summary

Responsive HTML5 and CSS3 authoring support

Create highly immersive content experiences using text and multimedia with the out-of-the-box HTML5 and CSS3 authoring support. Easily add videos from YouTube and Vimeo, audio, images, text effects, symbols, and other elements and make your content engaging. The powerful preview capability helps you experience the impact of the content while authoring. For step-by-step Help, see Format your content and Work with images and multimedia.

Enrich your content with SVG support

Make your content look super-sharp across mobile, web, and print by using SVGs. You can import and use multiple visuals in SVG files to make your end users experience a smooth output.

Intelligent content reuse

Save time and effort by efficiently using variables and snippets for content reuse across topics in your project. Any update to a variable or snippet is reflected everywhere you have used that variable or snippet. You can even add a snippet within an existing snippet by drag-and-drop. For step-by-step Help, see Create and use variables for easy updates and Single-source with snippets.

Conditional content definition and publishing

Easily create rules and apply them to a topic, paragraph, or word using condition tags. With condition tags, you can control the content for the different Help systems you want to generate from the same project. You can also specify the foreground and background colors of conditions and manage them easily. For step-by-step Help, see the following:

  1. What is conditional content
  2. Create and apply condition tags
  3. Configure output presets for conditional content
  4. Optimize and manage conditional content

Cleaner project structure

RoboHelp maintains all your project contents in a clean and organized structure. Whether it is in the RoboHelp workspace or in the Explorer view of your computer, you find the project assets such as style sheets, skins, and snippets, are all organized in separate folders. For more information, see Get to know the RoboHelp workspace and Create a project.

Switch between multiple views

Switch between author, code, and preview views at ease when you use the icons in the upper-right corner of the screen. This way, you can quickly see a preview of your content output or its HTML. For more information, see Get to know the RoboHelp workspace.

Intuitive interface for configuring object properties

While authoring your content, adjust the properties of the various objects you add with optimal accuracy and unprecedented ease. You can watch them transform in real time with every change. When you select the object you have added, the Properties panel on the right displays all the properties of the selected object. Tweak a value and see the change instantly. For more information, see Get to know the RoboHelp workspace and Format your content.

Powerful skin editor

Customize skins to give a unique appearance to your output. With the powerful skin editor of RoboHelp, you can create modern interfaces that are more engaging and user friendly. For step-by-step Help, see Work with skins.


Optimized search engine

Deliver best-in-class search results to end users with a search engine powered by a smart algorithm and highlighting of the searched word. Each output preset comes with configurable search settings. For more information about the search settings of a type of output preset, navigate to the relevant article from Generate output.

Multiformat publishing

Use Quick Generate to instantly publish content to a wide range of output formats - Responsive HTML5, Microsoft HTML Help (CHM), WebHelp, Mobile App, and more. 

Easily generate content-centric mobile apps for iOS and Android with one click, with a PhoneGap Build license.

For more information, start with Generate output.

Next-generation Responsive HTML5 layouts

Deliver personalized content experiences with new Responsive HTML5 layouts that provide intuitive navigation and best-in-class search. You can easily show or hide widgets such as glossary and TOC. For step-by-step, see Generate Responsive HTML5 output.

Greater content accessibility

Deliver content to accommodate the special needs of your end users. Use 508-compliant HTML5 layouts to create content that is accessible to all users, on multiple platforms, such as web, mobile, and print.

Optimized HTML5 output

Experience as much as a 50% reduction in loading time compared to the previous RoboHelp version and a file size savings of about 20 KB per topic. You can also experience smoother transitions between pages with faster and more responsive HTML5 output. For step-by-step Help, see Generate Responsive HTML5 output.

Dynamic content filters

Deliver more relevant and highly personalized content experiences with dynamic content filters. Use condition tags and expressions to enable end users to filter content easily. For step-by-step Help, see Configure output presets for conditional content.

Ability to add thumbnails

You can publish images as thumbnails that expand on clicking. This makes content viewing on mobile devices easier for end users.

Single-click mobile app generation

Easily generate content-centric mobile apps for iOS and Android with one click, with a PhoneGap Build license. For step-by-step Help, see Generate Mobile App output.

Favorites in Responsive HTML5 output

In Responsive HTML5 output, provide end users the option to mark topics as favorites. This saves them time and effort to locate their frequently used content. For step-by-step Help, see Generate Resposive HTML5 output.

Git support

Empower your team members with the ability to collaborate on projects of any size with speed and efficiency using Git support.

SharePoint Online support

Ensure everyone stays on the same page by enabling sharing and collaboration across your organization with SharePoint Online.

Get Adobe RoboHelp (2019 release)

Visit the Adobe RoboHelp product page to license RoboHelp.

To know the product better before you license it, you can install a 30-day free trial from the product page and even request a demo.

If you are an existing user of an earlier version of RoboHelp, you can easily upgrade to Adobe RoboHelp (2018 release). Visit Adobe RoboHelp (2019 release) to know more.

See System requirements to check if your computer supports Adobe RoboHelp (2018 release). 

Basic workflow

Basic workflow in RoboHelp: From a project to a type of output

Create a project

A project is like a container for all your content and the various components, such as Table of Contents, snippets, skins, and more, for building the right output. To know more, see Create your first project.

Author the content

In the powerful editor of RoboHelp, you can author your content with all the elements you need, to make your output engaging. Create topics for authoring and add text, images, and multimedia, format the content with text effects, tables, lists, and more.  You can preview the content in your desired layout while you are authoring. To know about how to work with a topic, see Work with topics and folders.

Import content

You can import content from other sources such as Microsoft Word files (.docx) into your project. For step-by-step Help, see Import Word documents into a project.

Build the navigation

You can link text and images to other content and decide the content hierarchy or organization scheme in your Help system. Create links among different sets of content (topics) and to content that is external to your Help system (such as YouTube videos). For step-by-step Help, see Create and manage links and Create and manage a Table of Contents.

Configure the output

You can select a type of output preset (for example, Responsive HTML5 and PDF) in RoboHelp and configure the settings to customize the appearance and capabilities of your output. You can also implement conditional content to show or hide content depending on the end user interest, skill level, and other factors. For more information, see Generate output and What is conditional content.

Generate the output

Generate or publish the output for multiple platforms, such as web, mobile, and print. You can choose from a variety of output presets, such as Responsive HTML5, PDF, Microsoft HTML Help (CHM), WebHelp, Mobile App, and more. For step-by-step Help, see Generate output.

To download and start using RoboHelp (2019 release), see Get started with RoboHelp (2019 release).