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Recording of Mastering Layout Customisation now available
Aug
17
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In this webinar I approach RoboHelp 2015’s new HTML5 layout from a different approach. I demo the new, easy icon-based approach to selecting widgets or configuring where search results will appear, I also briefly remind you of the old approach in previous RoboHelp that required directly editing CSS code. This session will also cover how to provide greater context or end-users in search results, showing more details. Configure search results to appear in topic panes or on the content, use the...

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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.

Adobe RoboHelp: Filtering WebHelp search results
Feb
16
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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 topics are in the module indicated by checking the topic title. The filter just checks whether the title starts with the name/abbreviation of the module chosen. If the title...

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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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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 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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