8 Replies Latest reply on May 18, 2012 8:49 AM by Peter Grainge

# editing skins

Robohelp 9 with webhelp output.

Anyone know how I can use the skin editor (or other options) to achieve the following:

I would like to completely remove the hide "X" in the TOC pane. I don't need this functioanlity.

I would like the highlight of the selected TOC item to extend horizontally to fill the entire TOC pane.

I would also like to remove the vertical line between the TOC pane and the topic pane.

Thanks...

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Hi there

You might want to download a copy of my Skinny on Skins file. It documents much of what you want to accomplish.

Cheers... Rick

• ###### 2. Re: editing skins

thanks... i downloaded both files and all I am getting is this...

lots of TOC, but no content.

• ###### 3. Re: editing skins

nevermind.... i did the unblock in properties.

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Thanks,

I did accomplish a few things, but a few still outstanding....

Can I extend the TOC highlight to the full with of the navigation pane?

Can I get rid of the border for Glossary, Search, and Print(see below)? I did remove it, following your instructions for Contents(see above).

Thanks again...

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Can anybody help re: the above?

• ###### 6. Re: editing skins

See if this helps.

See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

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Thanks,

But this part...

To change the color of the bar that is above your TOC and below your Contents, Index and Search buttons:

1. Find the skin (.skn) file in  ProjectName\!SkinSubFolder!\SkinName\skin_name.skn.
2. Open the file in Notepad.
3. Search for <pane name="MiniBar Pane">.
4. Two lines below that, change the <color> tag to the color you want (probably the background color of your TOC). For example, <color>background:#FFFFFF</color> makes this bar white.

5. Save and close the file.
6. Generate the webhelp to see the background color of this bar is white.

...does not work...

• ###### 8. Re: editing skins

Maybe try asking in that thread in the hope the person who posted the solution can assist you.

See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips