Learn how to enrich your content using images, YouTube and Adobe Captivate videos, and more in RoboHelp.

Use RoboHelp's powerful workspace to easily add images and multimedia to your topics. Insert images in various formats, videos from your computer, YouTube, and Vimeo, and audio clips. With the latest RoboHelp interface, you can insert and preview YouTube videos in a click. You can also add image thumbnails that can be zoomed when clicked in the output. Publish rich and creative content with images and multimedia while you experience the smoothest workflows of authoring, publishing, and viewing your project output.

Примітка.

If an image or video is available in the Contents panel, you can drag-and-drop it to the desired location in your open topic.

Add images

To add an image:

  1. In the Author toolbar, select Contents. The Contents panel opens.

  2. Double-click a topic in the Contents panel to open it. Place the cursor at the location in which you want to insert an image.

  3. In the standard toolbar at the top of the screen, click the Insert Image icon  to add an image.

  4. In the Insert Image dialog box, select an image using one of the following options:

    • Project Files Browse through the project files in the Contents or the Recently Used drop-down section.
    • Local Files Browse through your computer or specify the path of the image file.
    • Web Link Specify the URL of the image.

    You can preview the selected image in the preview area of all three insert image options.

  5. Click Insert. The selected image is added in the topic.

Edit image properties

To edit the properties of an image:

  1. In an open topic, click the desired image.

  2. On the right side of the screen, in the Properties panel > General tab, the Type field shows Img. Other fields in the panel display the properties of the image.

  3. Use the following fields to modify the properties of the image:

    • Source Displays the path of the folder from which the image was uploaded.
    • Alternate Text Specify an alternate text for the image. Terms used in this field improve the searchability of the image.
    • Image Title Specify a title for the image, which is displayed when you hover over the image.
    • Width Specify the width of the image.
    • Maintain aspect ratio icon By default, RoboHelp maintains the aspect ratio of an image. If you change one component (width/height) of the image, the other component (height/width) is automatically changed according to aspect ratio. To disable maintain aspect ratio, click the icon. 
    • Height Specify the height of the image. 
    • Reset to default icon Click to reset to the original height and width of the image.
    • Text wrapping Click the Left or Right icons to choose the direction of alignment of the image with respect to text. The default is None.
    • Use Thumbnail Select to use the image as a thumbnail in the output and specify its width and height.

    For information about the drop-down sections in the General tab, see General tab in Properties panel.

You can link an image to internal content, such as a topic in your project, and to external content such as websites and documents. For information about inserting a link, see Insert a link.

Add videos

You can add videos in a topic in the following ways:

From your computer, YouTube, or Vimeo

  1. In the Author toolbar, select Contents. The Contents panel opens.

  2. Double-click a topic in the Contents panel to open it. Place the cursor at the location in which you want to insert a video.

  3. In the standard toolbar, select the Insert Multimedia icon  and one of the following options from the drop-down list:

    • Video File To select a video from your computer.
    • YouTube To select a YouTube video.
    • Vimeo To select a Vimeo video.
  4. In the Insert Multimedia dialog box, select a video using one of the following options:

    • Project Files Browse through the project files in the Contents or the Recently Used drop-down section. Or, quickly search for a video by filename. RoboHelp searches for the specified filename in the Contents panel.
    • Local Files Browse through your computer or specify the path of the video.
    • Web Link Specify the URL of the video.

    You can preview the selected video in the preview area of all three insert video options.

  5. Click Insert. The selected video is added in the topic.

Import and insert an Adobe Captivate video

Примітка.

To be able to insert an Adobe Captivate video in your topic content, you must first import it in your project.

  1. In the Author toolbar, select Contents. The Contents panel opens.

  2. In the Contents panel, do one of the following to import a video in your project:

    • Select the desired folder and choose File > Import > Adobe Captivate Demo.
    • Right-click a folder or click  against it, and choose Import > Adobe Captivate Demo
  3. In the Open dialog box, select the video you want to import. 

    Adobe Captivate stores video output as a collection of files and folders. To automatically import all the associated files as a zipped file, select index.html or index.htm from the output folder. Or, you can select the .zip or .cpz file of the entire output folder. 

    Click Open.

    RoboHelp places the zipped video in .cpz format in alphabetical order of filenames in the folder.

    Примітка.

    If you don't select a folder while importing, the video is placed at the root level in the Contents panel. 

  4. To insert the imported video in your content, double-click a topic in the Contents panel. In the open topic, place the cursor at the location in which you want to insert the video.

  5. In the standard toolbar, select the Insert Multimedia icon  and then select Adobe Captivate Demo from the drop-down list. 

  6. In the standard toolbar, select the Insert Multimedia icon  and then select Adobe Captivate Demo from the drop-down list. In the Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box, from the Contents drop-down section, select the imported video. 

    Примітка.

    If you insert an imported video once, it is listed under the Recently Used drop-down section in the Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box. You can quickly select videos from here as well. 

  7. Before inserting the selected video, you can preview it in the Adobe Captivate Demo dialog box. Click Insert.

    The video is inserted at the location of the cursor in the topic.

    Примітка.

    In the standard toolbar, click  at the right corner of the toolbar to quickly play the entire video in Preview and check it before you publish your project.

Delete an image or video

To delete an image or video from a topic:

  1. In the Author toolbar, select Contents. The Contents panel opens.

  2. In the Contents panel, open the topic that contains the image or video you want to delete.

  3. Select the desired image or video, and then press Delete.

Supported image file formats

RoboHelp supports the following image file formats:

  • BMP
  • GIF
  • ICO
  • JPE
  • JPEG
  • JPG
  • PNG
  • SVG
  • WEBP

Supported video file formats

RoboHelp supports the following audio and video file formats:

Audio file formats

  • ASF
  • ASX
  • AU
  • MID
  • MP3
  • RA
  • RAM
  • RM
  • RMI
  • WAV
  • WAX
  • WMA

Video file formats

  • AVI
  • CPZ
  • F4V 
  • FLV
  • MOV
  • MP4 
  • MPE
  • MPEG
  • MPG
  • OGG
  • OGV 
  • QT 
  • RPM
  • SWF
  • WEBM
  • WMV 
  • WVX

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