I've recently converted a project from RoboHelp X3 to RoboHelp 9. (I'm using v188.8.131.521.) For the most part, everything has gone well, but I'm unable to align my indented paragraphs with my bullets in my printed output.
For example, I have some drop-down hotspots that look something like this:
I number the sequence of steps, but I don't number the one-step commands. In this example, my "To do X" bullets are drop-down hotspots. I use the Create a Numbered List button to create the numbered instructions under the first bullet; I use the Increase Indent button to get "bark" to line up under "clap" and "say."
Everything looks fine in my WebHelp output. When I generate a printed doc, however, the word "bark" doesn't line up beneath "clap" and "say," nor does it line up beneath 1 and 2. Instead, it ends up aligned at 0.92 inches; the bullet, in this example, is aligned at 0.50 inches. So the word "bark" is 0.42 inches to the right of the bullet rather than 0.25 inches to the right or 0.50 inches to the right, both of which are acceptable to me in the printed output.
This makes a bit of sense to me because the HTML code for the "bark" line reads "p style="margin-left: 40px," and a 40-pixel indent is roughly 0.42 inches at a ratio of 96 pixels per inch. Unfortunately, I can't figure out how to make this come out properly, so I end up manually adjusting the indentation of my unnumbered, indented paragraphs in my printed documentation.
I am mapping my Help system's styles to a Microsoft Word template, and that's worked very well, in part because I had set it up properly in RH X3 with some help from Peter Grainge. The project's drop-down hotspot CSS style maps to Word's drop-down hotspot style, and the drop-down text CSS style is unassigned in Word.
Do I need to create a new style (or styles) for indented paragraphs? Do I need to trick RoboHelp by creating a new bulleted style that doesn't use bullets? Am I just stuck? Or is there something simple that I'm missing?
Thank you for your time.