2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 9, 2013 6:51 PM by johndaigle

    New expanding hotspot character style doesn't get aplied

    kdws

      I have created my own .css file and have changed the expanding hotspot character style. When I create the expanding hotspot using DHTML> create expanding hotspot (or something like that, don't have the app in front of me because it doesn't run on a Mac {what's up with that?}) my expanding hot spot character style doesn't get applied. Instead, the normal style gets applied.

       

      I have to use the style drop-down box to get it to apply which doesn't make sense because it's not a paragraph style.

       

      Can't figure out how to say "Expanding hot spot, use the expanding hot spot character style"

        • 1. Re: New expanding hotspot character style doesn't get aplied
          johndaigle Level 4

          Here's something to try. It might be that an embedded style is overriding your external style sheet.

          As an example, when you import a Word document, Word's conversion process creates an Embedded Style for the A:link.

          This can defeat or override the character style you create for the expanded hotspot.

          In the (X)HTML Editor View look for this right above the closing </head> tag.

           

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

          body {

                    background-color: #ffffff;

          }

          A:visited {

                    color: #800080;

          }

          A:link {

                    color: #0000ff;

          }

          /*]]>*/</style>

          </head>

           

          If this is the case, just delete everything from "<style type" all the way down to and including "</style>"

           

          Just a thought.


          John Daigle

          Adobe Certified RoboHelp and Captivate Instructor

          Evergreen, Colorado

          www.showmethedemo.com

          • 2. Re: New expanding hotspot character style doesn't get aplied
            johndaigle Level 4

            BTW, if my previous post doesn't work. You might also try Format > Styles to open the Styles and Formatting pod. Then select Character styles from the dropdown. See if that allows you to more cleanly apply the character style.