7 Replies Latest reply on Mar 7, 2007 8:24 AM by AlScott9028001

    ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG

    GuFeiLong
      Hi
      How do I set Tabulators in the Robohelp WYSIWYG?
      I often Import from Word-Files. The Tabulators are never imported with it.

      Thanx in advance for your kind help.
        • 1. Re: ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
          Welcome to the forum.

          Am I right in thinking you are referring to RH HTML? If so there is no concept of tags in HTML,

          • 2. Re: ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
            Roger N Level 2
            Peter -

            You meant 'tabs', right? Actually, tabs will show up in html if you wrap it with the <pre> or the <xmp> tag. And, you can format the style of those tags, so they don't show up as courier all the time.
            • 3. ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
              Hi Roger

              As far as I can see if you go into true code and use the <pre> tag and enter your text there such as
              <pre>mmmm...... mmmm...... mmmm</pre>
              using the tabs which do work in the true code editor, then RH will not override that in the editor and the spacing will show as entered in the true code view. However, the question was how is this done in Robohelp WYSIWYG.

              If you enter the above html in true code and then switch to WYSIWYG, the tab key no longer works.

              If I have read about the pre tag correctly, it just leaves the spacing if finds alone. In this instance I suspect that spacing gets lost on import so even if you put pre tags around the text, it would be too late.

              Dreamweaver appears to work the same way so it's not a RH thing.

              UPDATE: In the example above I put in loads of spaces to emulate tab spacing but quess what happened! Please interpret the full stops as a tab space.

              • 4. Re: ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
                Roger N Level 2
                ah, good point about the wysiwyg, Peter - darn. the truth can be so limiting.

                but, switching to TrueCode should be a practical option for all good soldiers. It's so easy to do, and so much fun.

                anyway, copying and pasting the tabbed text inside those tags is the only way I know of to use Tabs in Html.

                It looks cool, too:

                • 5. Re: ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
                  AlScott9028001
                  Hi,
                  Tried the <XMP> example above and everthing worked perfectly. However when I tried to do a link to the appropriate paragraph the source code was displayed on the WYSIWIG.
                  My original line was:
                  <p style="text-transform: lowercase;">1.3 SCOPE</p>
                  I then changed it to:

                  <XMP>
                  <p style="text-transform: lowercase;">1.3SCOPE</p>
                  </XMP>

                  And there the problem occured.
                  My list of contents has about 30 items all linked to bookmarks on that page

                  Could you tell me what I've messed up?
                  Thanks
                  Al
                  • 6. Re: ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
                    Roger N Level 2
                    Al -

                    That's how the <pre> and <xmp> tags are supposed to work: they reflect exactly what you put between them. You can format it, however, by defining the style of those tags: insert the "style="text-transform: lowercase;"" into the <pre> and <xmp> tags themselves.
                    • 7. Re: ROBOHELP: Set Tabs in WYSIWYG
                      AlScott9028001 Level 1
                      Ahh that would explain it!
                      That's solved the problem. All I've got to sort out now is why the "lowercase" still leaves the text as upper cast - then we're home and dry!
                      Al