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RoboHelp is a help authoring tool (HAT) created circa 1991 by Gen Kiyooka of Blue Sky Software for the Microsoft Windows operating system.
Blue Sky Software reformed as eHelp Corporation, then entered a merger agreement with Macromedia in October 2003. Macromedia was, in turn, acquired by Adobe Systems in December 2005.
RoboHelp can generate help files in the following file formats:
||First general availability release. Developed by Gen Kiyooka of Blue Sky Software.
||Marketed by eHelp Corporation—and, later, Macromedia—as RoboHelp X5 Office. This was the current version of the program when Adobe completed its acquisition of Macromedia on 3 December 2005.
||Adobe announced RoboHelp 6 on 16 January 2007. Enhancements include:
- Command-line compilation
- User-defined variables
- Conditional build tags
- Build-tag usage reports
- RoboSource Control 3
- Microsoft Word import/export improvements
- Includes Adobe Acrobat Elements
||Adobe announced RoboHelp 7 on 25 September 2007. Enhancements include:
- Unicode support
- Vista and Office 2007 support
- More flexible user interface
- More refined editor
||Adobe announced RoboHelp 8 on 20 January 2009, and bundled it with v2.0 of their Technical Communication Suite. Enhancements include:
- Export a help system as an Adobe AIR application
||24 July 2012
||Adobe bundled RoboHelp 10 with v4.0 of Adobe's Technical Communication Suite. Enhancements include:
- Multi-screen HTML5 content
- Export to Amazon Kindle (KF8) and Mobipocket (.mobi) file formats
- Customizable screen layouts
- Integration with Microsoft SharePoint