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Karl B Cartwright
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Dropdown Hotspot Style

Apr 16, 2012 6:54 AM

Robohelp 9. WIndows 7


I edited my Dropdown Hotspot to to add an arrow at the end.  The text of the style is still black.  When creating, I select the text and add the Drop down hotspot.  The function of the Dropdown works like I expect, but the style of the text I selected changes when I view the page.  It turns blue with an underline.


The text has no other style that I can find.


I want the text that I select to add the Drop Down hotpsot to be just like I set it when I edit the style.


What is happening to change it?

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    Apr 16, 2012 7:10 AM   in reply to Karl B Cartwright





    I seems the dropdown is defaulting back to the default hyperlink styling. Try the following: Open the css in the style editor and make a change to the Dropdown link style. Save and revert the change, save again. Now try the preview again. Did that help?









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    Apr 16, 2012 2:38 PM   in reply to Karl B Cartwright

    Sorry to butt in but I thought I would pass along a notorious glitch which often occurs when someone imports a Word document into RoboHelp that happens to have a web hyperlink in it.


    Microsoft's conversion output assumes you want a blue underlined link so, it adds a pesky Embedded Style at the top of the topic like this:


    <style type="text/css">/*<![CDATA[*/

    A:visited {

        color: #800080;


    A:link {

        color: #0000ff;





    The effect of the embedded style is to defeat whatever you might be trying to do with other link styles in your external css.


    Of course this was probably not the case with your situation and after all, you have resolved it. But, I thought I would mention this because folks run into this all the time.



    John Daigle

    Adobe Certified RoboHelp and Captivate Instructor

    Evergreen, Colorado

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    Apr 20, 2012 6:49 AM   in reply to John Daigle

    Thank you for that tip.


    I concluded that the css was probably "compromised" somehow (After reading your post about the converted word doc).  I used ExtendScript to copy all the entries in my css and and paste them into a new file.  When I applied the new css style, it all works as expected.

    I appreciate the help with this. 

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