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Adobe RoboHelp is a series of help authoring tools, developed and published by Adobe for Windows-based computers.

FeaturesEdit

Adobe RoboHelp can generate help files in the following file formats:

Product historyEdit

Interview With Creator Of RoboHelp

Interview With Creator Of RoboHelp

RoboHelp was originally created by Gen Kiyooka at San Diego-based Blue Sky Software, which released version 1.0 in January 1992.[1] As RoboHELP became the flagship product of Blue Sky Software, the company changed its name to eHelp Corporation on April 4, 2000.[2]

RoboHELP 6 box

RoboHELP 6 "Classic" (1998)

Version renumberingEdit

RoboHelp X3 box

RoboHelp X3
(late 2002)

eHelp used dates instead of version numbers to market RoboHELP 2000 and 2002 and somewhat continued this in a way with RoboHelp X3 and X4. On October 24, 2003, eHelp was acquired by Macromedia,[3] which carried on the naming convention with Macromedia RoboHelp X5.[4]

Version confusionEdit

Adobe RoboHelp 6 box

Adobe RoboHelp 6 (2007, not 1998)

Adobe RoboHelp 2015 box

Adobe RoboHelp 2015 (duh)

Adobe Systems acquired Macromedia on December 3, 2005.[5] However, Adobe renamed the next version to Adobe RoboHelp 6 in 2007, causing confusion for buyers looking for training materials that may use similar titles as older versions, such as RoboHELP 6 from 1998 (also referred to as "RoboHELP Classic 6").[4] Adobe returned to using dates to market its more recent versions, starting with Adobe RoboHelp 2015.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Pipeline: Shipped, InfoWorld p.13. 1992-01-20.
  2. Blue Sky Software, Worldwide Leader in User Assistance Software, Emerges with New Name, eHelp Corporation., Business Wire. 2000-04-04. Archived 2017-02-26.
  3. Macromedia to acquire eHelp, ActionScript. 2003-10-24. Archived 2006-12-15.
  4. 4.0 4.1 RoboHelp versions: A definitive guide by Colum McAndrew, The RoboColum(n). 2010-11-17. Archived 2013-05-28.
  5. Adobe Completes Acquisition of Macromedia, Adobe Systems. 2005-12-05. Archived 2005-12-07.

See alsoEdit

External linksEdit

Adobe RoboHelp
1 · 2 (2.5) · 3 (95) · 4 · 5 (5.5) · 6 · 7 · 2000 | 9 · 2002 · X3 · X4 | X5 | 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10 · 11 · 2015 · 2017 · 2019
WinHelp / RoboHelp Office: 95 · 4 · 5 (5.5) · 6 · 7 · 2000 · 9 · 2002 · X3 · X4 · X5
RoboHelp Enterprise / Office Pro: 9 · 2002 · X3 · X4 · X5   |   RoboHelp Server: 6 · 7 · 8 · 9 · 10
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