A few years ago I showed you how to embed a YouTube video into a RoboHelp project. The process was not very elegant and involved getting an embed code and modifying HTML to make it work in RoboHelp. Fortunately, Adobe has improved embedding online video with RoboHelp 2015 and RoboHelp 2017. In this update, I’ll use YouTube as an example, but the same steps apply to other video sites.
Note: Embedding online video was added to RoboHelp 2015 in Update 1. If you are on RoboHelp 2015, install the latest update by choosing File > Help > Updates.
To begin, go to YouTube and locate the video you’d like to use. Then copy the URL of the video from the browser’s address bar.
In RoboHelp, open the topic you want to add the video to and, on the Insert tab in the ribbon, click Multimedia.
In the Multimedia dialog box, select Web URL and then paste the video’s URL into the Source field.
Click the OK button to add the YouTube video.
A 400 x 300 pixel placeholder will be added to the topic. If you want to enlarge the thumbnail, double-click the placeholder. On the Appearance button, you can set the size of the thumbnail.
To see the video in action, generate the project and open the topic.