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Printed Documentation loses page breaks

Jun 15, 2012 8:36 AM

Hello everyone,

 

I'm not sure if this is a bug, but on all the linked word docs in my project RH is taking out the "page break before" code in the html.

 

Is there a setting or a way to have RH retain page breaks from imported Word docs?

 

Thanks!

 

Jerry

 
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    Jun 19, 2012 11:46 PM   in reply to jmwarren2012

    Your heading is Printed Documentation but your question seems to be about linking to Word documents as a source of content.

     

    Also please always start threads with the version of RoboHelp you are using.

     

    Why would you want page breaks in the help? A topic is one page on a screen.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 9:14 AM   in reply to jmwarren2012

    Sorry for having dropped the ball on this one. My first thought was why you would want printed documentation when you have a Word document that does what you want. On giving it some more thought I guess it is so that you can get the same appearance as the other help and get the content as part of the whole help.

     

    I will run a little test later but I very much doubt there is an answer to this other than submitting a feature request. Please follow this link.

     

    http://www.Adobe.com/cfusion/mmform/index.cfm?name=wishform&product=38

     

    Whilst I see your need, this is not something I have seen anyone else request. One thought is could you put a unique string in the Word document that would not appear elsewhere. After updating before generating, you then search and replace that word with the code for RoboHelp's hard page break and do not update again when generating. A bit clumsy but the only thing I can think of right now.

     

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 11:47 AM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    I think that idea would work.

     

    Link the document and update.

     

    Then search for your unique string and replace with the code below.

     

    <br style="page-break-before: always;" />

     

    Then look for the document in Project Manager and select Properties when you right click.

     

    Select that document under File Update Settings.

     

    When you generate the topics will not be updated. When that document needs updating, reverse the setting, update and repeat the steps.

     

    Not ideal but not onerous.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Jul 14, 2012 11:49 AM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    Try it on a copy of your project first!

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

     

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