4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 5, 2014 5:21 PM by Peter Grainge

    Styles not applying in RH11

    Auntie Em-Pam Level 1

      Feb 21, 2014



      I recently downloaded the RoboHelp 11 trial version at work, so I'm really new to this app. I am the only one using it, and if I can figure it out during the trial period, the company will purchase it.


      My biggest problem right now is styles. I am creating online help to attach to another application. I started from scratch - I tried importing from Word, but that created a whole lot of style nightmares. I used an existing RH template, created books and pages, put my content into design editor, but can't change a style so that the change is incorporated into my content. What's the trick?


      I've read so many help topics, but still can't figure it out. I tried changing the default.css, then highlighted the content and selected the changed style from Styles and Formatting. Nothing. I tried creating new styles in Styles and Formatting, highlighted the text, double clicked on the new style to apply it...and Nothing.


      What am I missing here? How do I create and/or change styles so they will be applied to my content? I'm under tight deadline to get this online help completed, so if someone could please help a newbie, I would really appreciate it. I see a RoboHelp class in my future.


      • Also, if I right click on a topic from Project Mgr and go to Properties, the Properties window displays two style sheets. What is RHStyleMapping.css? Is that from my template?
      • One more question - how do I turn off the repeater on the Header Background of the template?
      • Sorry, I just thought of one more. I'm using the Theme2_Government template, but I have incorporated my own graphics and banner. How do I remove the Title font on the Header of the template, or at least change the colour so it is hidden in my banner? It only allows me to change the font. (see image below)





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        • 2. Re: Styles not applying in RH11
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          In case the file name is misleading, the page has been updated for later versions.


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips




          • 3. Re: Styles not applying in RH11
            Auntie Em-Pam Level 1

            Thanks for the help. I've read many of Peter's tutorials this morning, and I will definitely import Word docs the correct way the next time I do this. I'm starting to think that RoboHelp is very complicated, but I will continue to learn with the trial version to see if it's the tool I want to use.


            But for now, I have decided not to attempt importing again at this time, but rather, since I have all my content and images saved in various folders, I am just going to input my online help manually and import the images - time is of the essence here and I can't afford any more errors on my part as a novice.


            I would just like to know if you can provide me information on these questions:


            1. With only one css in my online help (default.css), how come I can't change/add a style in the css and have it apply to the content? Is there an intermediary step? I have, for ex, created a new style in the css called bodytext with 12pt Arial, double line spacing. I then highlight the text in the content I want to have that style, then double click on bodytext in the Style and Formatting pane. It does not work. What I have to do is manually change the style of the text in the Design Editor every time.
            2. When inserting my png files, why does RoboHelp display them at a much smaller size in the browser (IE10)?


            Thanks again gentlemen. Sorry to be so new at this, but I am trying to learn as quickly as I can.


            • 4. Re: Styles not applying in RH11
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

              When you create a new paragraph style it should be as simple as clicking in the paragraph to which it is to be applied and then either double clicking the style in the pod or selecting it in the dropdown. Try that with a pre-existing style and see if it works.


              Images should be more or less the same in the topic and the browser. Is the reduction the same in all browsers?


              See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips