Hi there and welcome to our community
The question in my own mind here is to ask: Are you seeing this as well in the compiled/generated output?
My guess is that you probably are not. And that tells you that while RoboHelp does a pretty fair job of showing you what things may look like in the output, you shouldn't rely upon it as being the end all final word. It does its best.
Thank you for your prompt response.
The links that display black in the source file display black in the output
how about applying a css to all topics when generating the help (set in your SSL recipe)?
I currently have the universal css specified when generating WebHelp.
Then it sounds like you need to do some CSS editing then </grin
From what I'm reading and understanding, it would seem that you probably have some embedded styling in the topic HTML code that is overriding the CSS. So try trawling through the HTML and removing any styling information there.
Or, as a temporary workaround, add !important to the hyperlink style definition. This overwrites the inline styling.
Here's a link on what it is and how you can use it: http://w3schools.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=41387
@Willam - I just KNEW someone with more css knowledge would chime in!
Memo to self - learn more about css in 2013...
Thanks for your input, everyone. I believe I've found the problem.
According to Peter Grainge's site, the Word file import produces an
embedded CSS in each topic created. He indicates the CSS must be deleted
after the import: From his website:
You will find an embedded CSS in each topic created. You need to
delete it. The style will be something like this.
Somehow the colors in my imported topics have been changed to #000000,
which results in black text.
(Embedded image moved to file: pic12859.gif)
When I remove this block from my html file, the hyperlink is blue.
Since I must remove this block, regardless of the color specified, I think
I'll just set aside some time and delete it from the topics. I'll have to
remember to remove it if I import any other Word files.