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!

 

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 …

 

If a title in the table of contents is very long, the TOC may automatically scroll horizontally. To stop this, open whthost.js. Find the function syncInitand locate the line aIdList[aIdList.length-1].focus();. Now comment out the line like this: gsCTPath=gsTP; HighLightElementTOC(aIdList[aIdList.length-1],gsABgColor,”transparent”); //aIdList[aIdList.length-1].focus(); gsTP=null;

 

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. …

 

Make WebHelp TOC Wrap

Entries in the TOC normally don’t wrap when the TOC becomes to small. To get the TOC entries to wrap, you need to modify the output file whthost.js. Note: Line numbers are for RoboHelp 8/9/10/11. Making the text wrap Open whthost.js and go to line 665. Remove width=”+nWidth+”so the line looks like this: document.write(“<table border=0><tr><td>”); …

 

You can automatically expand drop-downs and expandspots when your output opens. To do this, you need to make a small change to your ehlpdhtm.js file. This method works with the following outputs: Version / Output AIR CHM FlashHelp WebHelp RoboHelp 10 Yes Yes Yes Yes RoboHelp 9 Yes Yes Yes Yes RoboHelp 8 No Yes …

 

In WebHelp, the buttons for the TOC, index, search and glossary will only make the navigation pane visible: When the TOC is already opened, clicking the TOC button again will not hide the TOC. With the attached script you can create buttons that will show and hide the navigation pane based on the opened pane. …

 

When a user opens a topic in WebHelp directly, the navigation pane is not visible. In the properties of the SSL, you can choose to show a link when a topic is opened directly. With a simple script, you can force WebHelp to always show the navigation pane. RoboHelp 9 and below For RoboHelp 9 …

 
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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