Tag Archives: WebHelp

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 …

 
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Zoom by Wrensoft is a popular tool to add a better search function to RoboHelp’s WebHelp output. This tool became popular when the search function from WebHelp left something to be desired. But even now ZoomSearch offers much more flexibility than the regular WebHelp search. The only thing still missing with Zoom Search was 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 …

 

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>”); …

 
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