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ePub output - bulleted lists mangled RH9

Aug 18, 2011 3:11 AM

I was pleasantly surprised when doing an investigation in to outputting to ePub format, that everything seemed to be transformed quite nicely, even my tables, which according to what I read don't get handled too well by the ePub output.

 

But (there's always a but!), as seems invevitable, bulleted lists don't work, with the bullet appearing in the text, as below.

 

epub_bullets.png

 

All lists in my project are affected. As this is a linked FrameMaker project which normally outputs to WebHelp, is there anything I can to to change this?

 

Mark

 
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    Aug 18, 2011 3:51 AM   in reply to Mark Southee

    Hi,

     

    My guess is that this is a css issue. Try the following:

     

    1. Make sure that your bulleted lists are converted to HTML lists on import/generation.

    2. Add the following line of code to your css files:

     

    ul { list-style-position: outside; }

     

    If this doesn't work, please post the HTML of one of those lists so I can take a look.

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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    Sep 7, 2011 4:25 AM   in reply to Mark Southee

    Hi,

     

    This is probably caused by a paragraph with a negative indent. The strange thing is that you should also experience the same problem with WebHelp.

     

    Check your CSS file and search for p.FM_Bulleted. Does this style have a negative indent such as margin-left: -20px?

    If you can't find the style, please post your css and I'll take a look.

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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    Sep 7, 2011 7:46 AM   in reply to Mark Southee

    Hi Mark,

     

    Can you share the project with me? I'd like to take a look and dig around a bit. You can contact met at contact [at] wvanweelden [dot] eu.

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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    Sep 7, 2011 7:56 AM   in reply to Mark Southee

    Willam

     

    Isn't the problem that the paragraph style is including definitions that should be in the list style?

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Sep 7, 2011 11:17 AM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    @Peter: Perhaps, but not with the posted definition. ePub uses XHTML 1.1 which is even stricter than the XHTML 1.0 that WebHelp uses. So the problem should also be present in WebHelp... But it certainly is worth checking out.

     

    @Mark:

    - I haven't seen the list-style: rh-list before. It certainly isn't a valid css rule. But that may be because this css is used as a conversion template. How does the css look in the style sheet that is actually assigned to the topic? Are you sure you aren't converting to a RoboHelp Multilevel list?

    -  Generate your XML layout and open the faulty topic in your browser. How does it look then? Is the HTML the same as in WebHelp?

    -  Too bad you can't share the project. Can you perhaps only share the css file?

     

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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    Sep 7, 2011 11:30 AM   in reply to Willam van Weelden

    Mark

     

    You should be able to create the same problem in a new project with just a couple of topics. Garbage content will do and enable Willam to help you.

     

    This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some  sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is  some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text.  This is some sample text. This is some sample text. This is some sample text.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Sep 8, 2011 6:29 AM   in reply to Mark Southee

    The rh-list from one of your previous posts definitely a RoboHelp Mutilevel list. But the HTML you posted is a regular HTML list Are you 100% sure that you are converting the lists to a HTML list and not a RoboHelp Multilevel list?

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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    Sep 9, 2011 3:06 AM   in reply to Mark Southee

    Ok, understood. I'll await your test project to see what's going wrong.

     

    Greet,

     

    Willam

     
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