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Using JavaScript Syntax Highligher in RoboHelp
Jul
05
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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 created with RoboHelp. The steps in this article work on RoboHelp 9 and later.

Highlight Search Results in Topics With ZoomSearch
Jan
02
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Zoomsearch 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 some to be desired. But even now ZoomSearch offers much more flexibility than the regular WebHelp search.

The only thing still missing with ZoomSearch was the ability to highlight search results in topics. In this article I show you how to add topic highlighting to WebHelp...

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Set Multiscreen HTML5 Search Highlight Colour
Mar
18
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Multiscreen HTML5 is a new Single Source Layout found in Adobe RoboHelp 10. Multiscreen HTML5 is an output that is accessible on just about any kind of device including desktop and laptop computers running Windows or the Macintosh operating systems, iPhones, iPads and other mobile devices.

If you want to control the appearance of Multiscreen HTML5 layouts, there are Screen Layouts, which are often compared to WebHelp Skins. If you've ever used a WebHelp Skin, you know that it is...

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Change WebHelp Search Pane Highlighting
Aug
01
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When you click a term in the glossary, 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 generate your project.

Note: This article shows how to highlight search results in the search pane. If you want to change the highlight of search results in topics, see my post...

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Change WebHelp Index Highlight
Aug
01
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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 generate your project.

Change WebHelp Glossary Highlight
Aug
01
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When you click a term in the glossary, 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 generate your project.

Change WebHelp TOC Highlight
Jul
29
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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 generate your project.

Change WebHelp Search Highlight
Jul
29
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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...

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