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Most of Rick's tricks involve editing WebHelp output files and saving them in another folder (outside the project), so that you can use them over and over to replace what RH generates at each compilation.
That is: yes, the WebHelp output changes every time. That's why you need to replace some of those files (whthost.js, whtdhtml.htm, etc.).
Indeed the Skinny on Skins is a bit long in the tooth and I've simply not had the time I would have liked to keep it up with all the changes and what does and doesn't work with the modifications.
However, that being said, I would strongly encourage you and anyone else that could, to submit an enhancement request that asks the development team to provide us an ability within the RoboHelp UI that allows setting these in the same manner as we can for compiled .CHM files. Perhaps right within the Skins editor.
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Thanks for the fast replies, in case I find a solution that works with X5 Webhelp output I will post it allthough that may be obsolete again with RH7. It does seem that a lot of such issues could be swatted with a more powerful skin editor and then even interversion-compatible.
Leon, excuse me for beeing a bit inexcact. I meant that the webhelp output files have changed between the RH versions and that therefore the Skinny solution does not work any more.
Are you saying that Rick's tips are NOT working in X5?
Nay, nay, not so! As a matter of fact, I've never used those fixes in anything BUT X5.0.2. If they're not working for you, you might want to try them again.
MergeThis, of course I am only speaking of this one issue, the Skinny tips are still the reference for me on doing anything with a webhelp.
In this case, when I remane a book entry (in the XML file that contains the TOC data) to a "remoteitem", then the TOC is not displayed anymore. Probably the script is somehow confused.
I found no solution to suppress the book icons for top-level entries, so I guess I´ll have to live with it. This is a web-based training and the top entries are titled Lesson 1, Lesson 2 etc. The customer preferres having no book symbols beside them, only for lower-level chapters.
Had you considered creating a new TOC image that's 1x1 transparent pixel and adding it to the list? Seems to me I remember RoboWizard using this technique somewhere...can't think where now...brain going fast.
Elisa, that works fine to make ALL book or item icons dissappear. In this case, it was only the book icons on the top level that should dessappear. But thanks for the idea.