Adobe RoboHelp - Importing PDF Files


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RoboHelp allows you to import content from PDF files. The ToCs are carried over into the help file. However, keep in mind that encrypted PDF files or files containing SWFs will not import. You can either create a project by importing a PDF or import a PDF into a project.

Creating a Project from a PDF File

To create a project from a PDF file, we would need to follow the steps given below.

Step 1 − Go to the File menu, click on New Project and click on the Import tab. Select PDF document in the list of file types and click OK.

PDF

Step 2 − In the Import PDF Wizard, browse to the location of the PDF file you want to import and click on Next. Enter details of the project and click on Next. Select the desired conversion options and click on Finish to import the PDF as a HTML help file.

Step 3 − When you choose to create new topic(s) based on style(s), RoboHelp will analyze the PDF for paragraph styles and headings and splits the topics for you.

PDF Wizard

Import PDF Files into a Project

To import PDF files into a project, we have to follow the steps given below.

Step 1 − You can import PDF files into an existing project. Make sure the Project Manager Pod is open, then right-click on the Project Files folder. Click on Import Topics… and browse to the location of the PDF file on disk.

Note − You can also select multiple PDF files at once by holding down the Ctrl key and clicking on each file.

PDF Files

Step 2 − In the Import PDF Wizard, browse to the location of the PDF file you want to import and click on Next. Enter details of the project and click on Next.

Step 3 − Select the desired conversion options and click on Finish to import the PDF as a HTML help file. When you choose to create new topic(s) based on style(s), RoboHelp will analyze the PDF for paragraph styles and headings and splits the topics for you.



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