Monthly Archives: July 2012

Adobe RoboHelp: Change WebHelp TOC Highlight

When you visit a topic, the TOC highlights the visited topic. Normally you can only set the background colour of this highlight. But with some changes to your output files, you can style the highlight any way you like. This means that you need to copy the modified files in your output every time you …

 
Adobe RoboHelp: Change WebHelp Search Highlight

To change the way that WebHelp styles search results, you need to modify the file whtopic.js. In the top of whtopic.js is the variable gsHiliteSearchSetting. This variable has three values separated by commas. The first value controls if highlighting is possible. If the value is enable, highlighting is enabled. Any other value will disable highlighting. …

 

For many scripts it is important to run a script on the topic alone. For instance, if you create a print button you want to print only the topic pane. The following function will return the topic pane so that you can run scripts on the correct frame. function GetTopicPane() {//Get the topic pane var …

 

When you output WebHelp using the default skin, you get the links for browse sequences in your topic. When you use another skin, the browse sequence links are in the navigation pane. Fortunately, it’s quite easy to add the browse sequence links to your topics with a little JavaScript! You can choose to add simple text links or use images as links.

 

This very simple widget allows you to report a variable back to the LMS of A New Spring. With this widget you can report answers even if the Captivate project does not have any quiz slides or interactive elements. This allows you to use Captivate projects for Multimedia questions in the A New Spring platform. …

 

When scripting WebHelp output to make it behave the way you want, you may have to check whether the navigation pane is visible. Her’s a small script that does just that!

 
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