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Robohelp 10 not wysiwig: Design pod vs. preview and output

Feb 20, 2013 9:09 AM

Converting MSWord docx files to WebHelp w/RH10.


Using imported CSS.


In the Design pod the output looks spaced as expected but in Preview (CTRL + W) or actual output, the spacing is all wrong. It is as though my CSS is not being enforced.


BUT then i select some paras and reapply the style from the Style drop down or S&F pod, and then the out put looks correct in the Preview and final output.


BUT I check the HTML code before and after reapplying the style to the paras and I see no difference. It just kind of magically makes the output look spaced correctly even even though I can see not code difference in the HTML.


I am converting books and cannot be highlighting every para to reapply styles ;-)


Please advise if anyone out there in RoboLand has a hint.



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    Feb 21, 2013 11:18 PM   in reply to gods of Ironing



    Have you tried Tools > Update DHTML effects in topics? That sometimes cures the weirdest things.


    Are you positive that the same classes apply in html before and after reapplying the style? Do the topics use the correct CSS file to begin with? (I'm guessing here to determine why it is going wrong.)





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    Feb 26, 2013 5:30 AM   in reply to Willam van Weelden

    When Rh imports, it creates a CSS for the topics created. If later in the process you are specifying a specifc CSS, things will go wrong as that CSS will have different style names. See Importing on my site. It's not a quick read but I think it will be the answer.


    See for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




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