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RoboHelp Office, previously known as WinHelp Office, was a series of software suites released by Blue Sky Software,[1] then EHelp Corporation and Macromedia.

Product history[]

RoboHELP 2.6 was bundled with a Help Compiler in May 1994 to eliminate the need for a 3rd-party development environment to create help files.[2] This trend continued with RoboHELP 3 being bundled with WinHelp Video Kit in March 1995.[3][4] RoboHELP 95 became available as part of WinHelp Office 95.[5] When RoboHELP 5.5 began shipping on March 16, 1998,[6] WinHelp Office was renamed to RoboHELP Office 5.5.[7] Some versions, such as RoboHELP 2000, were only available in an office suite.[8]

eHelp Corporation introduced RoboHelp Enterprise as a server-based enhancement for the RoboHelp 9 office suite.[9] This was renamed Office Pro with the RoboHelp X4 suite.[10]

RoboHelp Office Pro X5 for .NET

Macromedia RoboHelp X5, released by Macromedia in late January 2004, was the last version to feature an office suite.[11] Future versions of Adobe RoboHelp included the office features as part of the standard package and spun off the server-based Office Pro product into RoboHelp Server.[12]

References[]

  1. WinHelp Office, Blue Sky Software. Archived 1996-10-19.
  2. RoboHelp is definitely worth the price by Paul Speranza, InfoWorld p.101. 1994-05-16.
  3. On-line help developers benefit from Blue Sky bundle, InfoWorld p.107. 1995-03-20.
  4. New Products, ComputerWorld p.77. 1995-03-20.
  5. WinHELP Office 95: Blue Sky, nothing but Blue Sky, all day long by Al Massey, Houston Area League of PC Users. 1996-07-07.
  6. RoboHELP Office 5.5 - Die komplette Hilfe-Dokumentations-Lösung (German) by Blue Sky Software, Austria Press Agency Originaltext-Service. 1998-03-16.
  7. RoboHELP Office 5.5 Replaces Award-Winning WinHelp Office Suite, Blue Sky Software. Archived 1998-04-21.
  8. RoboHELP Office 2000, Blue Sky Software. Archived 1999-10-06.
  9. RoboHelp Enterprise, eHelp Corporation. Archived 2001-05-16.
  10. RoboHelp Family (X4), eHelp Corporation. Archived 2003-06-08.
  11. Macromedia RoboHelp X5, Macromedia. Archived 2004-06-09.
  12. Adobe RoboHelp 6, Adobe Systems. Archived 2007-01-16.

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