3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 21, 2009 11:24 AM by TabbyW

    RH8 Numbering problems

    Author care Level 2

      Hi All,

      I've recently upgraded to RH8 from RH6. Previously I did our stepped instructions like so

       

      Example:

       

      "1. Perform the task" using a numbered para style

       

      Then, if say a screen is displayed I used an indented "step follow on" style which wasn't numbered

       

      The xx screen is now displayed.

       

      This typically might be followed by another numbered step. To obtain the correct numbering in RH6 I'd have to format bullets and numbering for the paragraph and set the numbering to the correct value giving me..

       

      2. Perform the next step etc.

       

      When I tried this in RH8 the main menu option of bullets and numbering had gone and the right click menu resulted in the default numbe of 1 vanishing leaving an unumbered paragraph.

       

      What I want to do is:

      a. Not screw up my previous files

      b. Be able to use separate step and stp follow on paragraphs when documenting stepped procedures.

       

      Please can anyone advise how to solve this problem in RH8?

        • 1. Re: RH8 Numbering problems
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          It sounds like you need to be looking at multi level numbering. http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/rh_tour/index.htm

           

          There have been some reports of problems so I would suggest you back up before you start. I would also suggest you learn how to play with this feature in a new project with just a few topics imported from your live project.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

          • 2. Re: RH8 Numbering problems
            Author care Level 2

            Many Thanks Peter.

            For anyone else's benefit, what I decided to do was to create new styles to use from now on. These use the new list for autonumbering features available in RH8. See Peters website detailed above...

             

            Much to my delight, using this I can now have some stepped instructions with some screens or consequences text in between with out losing the numbering sequence. This is now much more in the style of Framemaker and is a very, very welcome improvement.

             

            By happy coincidence I'm creating a new help system and so will be able to utilise this going forward.  I'm not however going to change our legacy help systems as they're too large and by creating new para styles I should eliminate corrupting material formatted using the previous system. Should I have to update a legacy topic I could then apply the new styles without adverse effect.

             

            • 3. Re: RH8 Numbering problems
              TabbyW

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              Tabby's question was posted in a new thread at the link below. No need for the same question to appear in two threads.

               

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