What's new in RoboHelp (2022 release) Update 1

What's new and changed

Redesign of CSS editor

In this update, the CSS editor is redesigned for a better user experience with easy filtering, search, and formatting of styles.

For more information on adding styles in the CSS editor, see Apply Styles.

Search and filter styles list

Searching styles from a long list of styles is now easier. This new feature will help you in filtering the styles depending on their category. For example, if you need to search for any paragraph style, the Filter feature will sort only paragraph styles. You can select multiple style categories in the list.

For more information on using search and filter features in the styles list, see Apply Styles.

search and filter styles

Style list settings

This feature allows you to select the order of listing styles. You can choose the order of the list as per your requirement. The order of the style list can change to view the full style name or the display name, preview the style in the list itself, and alphabetically. You can choose multiple options at one time.

For more information on implementing view mode and list order, see Apply Styles.

Implement view mode

Support for @import in CSS

With RoboHelp Update 1, you can import additional stylesheets in the current one with the @import rule. All new styles will be visible in the CSS Editor and the Styles panel.

For more information on adding metadata in PDF output, see Apply Styles.

Non-publishable Notes

This new feature will let an author add personal notes or additional information in the topic properties of the project file. These notes are visible in the authoring view only, and not in the published output. They are searchable in reports.

Add notes

Default Location of Projects

In the new feature, you can change the default location of your project files. In earlier versions, there was a default location for all the projects. With the new update, the default location can be changed from the Application Preferences as per the requirement. Once the default location is changed, it changes the output location and the location for new projects as well.

For more information on changing the default location, see Application Preferences.

default location change

Sticky right-panel

In this update, RoboHelp will remember the collapsed or visible state of the right panel when creating a new topic or switching topics. If you have collapsed the right panel, it will remain in the same state when creating a new topic. It will also remember the tab selected in the right panel. 

Table header styling

With the new table header style editing feature, you can format the header rows in the table. Formatting includes text wrapping, font size, border and font color,  pagination, background, and many more. For easily converting rows to headers, use the Header Row drop-down list and choose which row show be converted into the header row. 

For more information on table header styling, see Work with tables.

table header styling

Integration with DeepL translation API

Update 1 of RoboHelp provides out of the box integration with DeepL Translator. 

For more information related to translation, click Translating projects using Machine Translation.

DeepL Translator API

Repeat header rows in the PDF output

With this feature, if the table spans across pages in PDF output, the header rows will repeat on the all pages. Specified header rows, for instance, will be printed on all additional pages if the table is printing on more than one page. 

For more information on table header rows, see Work with tables.

repeat header rows

Additional metadata in PDF output

Adobe RoboHelp allows you to add additonal metadata fields such as description writer, copyright notice, keywords and many more in PDF output. You can also add custom metadata as name value pair or by importing an XMP file. These metadata values are available in the generated PDF output. 

For more information on adding metadata in PDF output, see Metadata.

additional metadata

JavaScript to style PDF output

With RoboHelp Update 1, PDF output publishing features allows you to run JavaScript to control your content or style applied on content before the final PDF is generated. This feature gives you complete control over how your final output is generated. It gives callbck functionality to support JavaScript execution.

For more information on adding metadata in PDF output, see Work with other styles .

Bugs fixed in this release

To see the list of bugs that have been fixed in this release, see Fixed issues.

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RoboHelp (2022 release) Update 1 contains numerous improvements, including redesign of the CSS editor, styling of header rows for tables, additional field for topic notes, collapsible right panel, integration with DeepL translator, and custom metadata for PDFs. There are fixes for Word import and security-related issues as well.

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Install the update

Ensure that you have an active Internet connection.

To install Update 1 of the 2022 release of RoboHelp, click Help > Check for Updates.

Then follow the instructions.

For more information, see this community post.