When you view the TOC of your WebHelp, you may notice a grey dotted border around items in your TOC. This dotted line breaks the look and feel of your custom layout. Here’s how to remove it!

 
CSS Syntax Example

If you write technical help, such as help for developers, there is a good chance that you are familiar with Alex Gorbatchev’s SyntaxHighligher. This nifty JavaScript allows you to easily embed example code with syntax highlighting in web pages. In this tutorial I show you how you can get the SyntaxHighlighter to work in WebHelp …

 

At the company I work, many of our applications consist of multiple modules. One of the things we missed in RoboHelp was the ability to search only a specific module. Therefore we’ve added a filter mechanism to the RoboHelp search. This mechanism works on RoboHelp 9, 10 and 11. The filter just checks whether the …

 

This post shows you how to add show/hide links for the navigation pane in your topics. View example output RoboHelp 10 and later RoboHelp 10 Show Hide Links Code (RoboHelp 10 or later only!) Setting up the master page Go to the masterpage that you want to add the links to. Select the header or …

 

In this post I list the steps for adding a Facebook Like button to both Multiscreen HTML5 and WebHelp outputs. This will allow users to share links to your help via Facebook. The instructions for WebHelp will work on HTML5, FlashHelp and Browser Based AIR Help as well. Note: The Facebook Like button will only …

 

The following function returns the relative path to the project start page. Usefull if you want to create dynamic links. This script works with WebHelp and CHM. function RootPath() { try{ var path = _getRelativePath(document.location.toString(), gsStartPage); } catch(e) {//Normally this happens because we’re in a CHM var CHM = function () { var location = …

 

When coding buttons and other links, you may want to retrieve the context sensitive URL to a topic. This is useful for sharing a direct link to the topic. The following function will return the context sensitive URL of a specific topic. If the skin is shown, the function will return a URL that will …

 

When you open the WebHelp, you sometimes want the TOC to be closed. To make sure the TOC is not visibile when the WebHelp opens, you need to modify your output. RoboHelp 10 Open whskin_frmset01.htm. On line 66, change 220,* into 0,*. RoboHelp 8 and 9 Open whskin_frmset01.htm. On line 53, replace 220 with 0. …

 
Adobe RoboHelp: Change WebHelp Search Pane Highlighting

When you click a term in the search results, the selected page is highlighted by a gray background. With some changes, you can style the hi ghlight any way you like. To do this, you have to modify your output files. This means that you need to copy the modified files in your output every …

 
Adobe RoboHelp: Change WebHelp Index Highlight

When you click a term in the index, the selected term is highlighted by a gray background. With some changes, you can style the highlight any way you like. To do this, you have to modify your output files. This means that you need to copy the modified files in your output every time you …

 
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