3 Replies Latest reply on Dec 9, 2007 7:45 AM by RoboWizard

    Changing Code for Related Topics button

    Tom_J.
      The Related Topics button is an ugly gray. I can change the button to a custom image, but it then loses its rollover effects. Do you know where I can alter the color parameters in RoboHelp's code that generates this button?

      Strangely, the button looks different in Preview mode than when you generate the help.

      I'm using RH 7 generating Webhelp in an IE 6 browser on XP.
        • 1. Re: Changing Code for Related Topics button
          RoboWizard Level 4
          Hi Tom J.

          If you are intent on mouseover effects for the button, you are probably in for a fun ride coding some special solution.

          Personally, if I want an image for these, I take the following approach:

          Insert an image.
          Insert the RelatedTopics control and choose "Hidden, for scripts"
          Note the actual name of the control. Often it is simply RelatedTopics. But depending on how it was inserted, may be object1. Just hover the control in your WYSIWYG editor and the name should pop up in a tooltip.
          Select the image and make it a hyperlink. But in the hyperlink properties, type JavaScript:RelatedTopics.Click();. (and if the name differs from RelatedTopics, use what you saw instead.
          This method will make it so your user clicks the image and the control activates.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Changing Code for Related Topics button
            Tom_J. Level 1
            Thanks for the tip. I didn't know you could do that. Is there an advantage in doing it the way you described rather than just browsing and uploading a custom image for the button?
            • 3. Re: Changing Code for Related Topics button
              RoboWizard Level 4
              Hi again Tom

              The difference is the using the way I described, you simply see an image on the page that may be clicked to evoke the popup containing the links. If you mouse over the image, there is no clicking effect. If the image isn't rectangular, perhaps a circular button with a transparency so you don't see anything but the image, you see only what you expect.

              If you choose the button with image option, you end up with a rectangular button and an image sitting on top of it. The image will need to be .BMP format. When clicked, the image will appear to depress as a real button would.

              I've popped a small .CHM example up at this link so you may see it in action.

              Cheers... Rick