RoboHelp: It Makes No Sense to Me
I'm in the middle of building the help system for a new software product that myself and a partner are writing. The docs are about 70% done and since we want to post them on our website, I started them in FrontPage and I now have nicely formatted HTML with pictures. I need to make the CHM help file and downloaded RoboHelp. I just don't get it. Not at all. Here you have what looks to be a wonderful product, great ui, etc. Every feature that I think you could want.
Except one. Copy and Paste of formatted text. I have no bloody idea why it doesn't work. Or if it was designed to. Seems insane. Even if I copy from FrontPage to Word and then Copy and Paste back into RoboHelp, it still doesn't get formatting. And this is a product that embeds word as an editing engine.
Bizarre. Some days you just don't get the world. I'm totally bummed. I wanted to like the product. I've always hated the MS help compiler but I think I'm just gonna get over there and get it.