6 Replies Latest reply on May 22, 2007 4:24 AM by MergeThis

    Goofy little boxes

    MergeThis Level 4
      Has anyone run into a situation like this? [RH X5.0.2]

      Occasionally, a little box appears above every list item in a topic file (I hope it shows up in the attached code). This never seems to happen while editing the file, but apparently develops during the Generate/Publish process (might it even be the residue of a failed rltnnnn.htm Review temp file?)

      Although this happens rarely, it's embarassing to have your reviewers giggle at the results of this glitch. Fixing it is relatively simple, but we'd certainly like to prevent it happening at all.


        • 1. Re: Goofy little boxes
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          I just popped that code into a topic and it works correctly.

          Can you recreate the problem in a project that you can send me? Screenshot?

          • 2. Re: Goofy little boxes
            HKabaker Level 2
            It depends on what character code is behind that goofy little square. It may be something that sourcecode can't render correctly, but shows up in html output.

            If you look at the source code in the output file, what do you see?

            When you paste it in here, it takes a form that html ignores.

            Now this all assumes that you're not talking about that little black square in front of each item. ;-)

            • 3. Re: Goofy little boxes
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi all

              By chance was any of this content copied or otherwise imported from Word? I ask because I found a long time ago that if I copied a bulleted list from Word and pasted into other applications, I would end up with weird little squares that I had to later remove. Personally, I figured they were an odd interpretation of a Word tab character. But maybe that's just me.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Goofy little boxes
                MergeThis Level 4
                That is the source code, and the goofy little boxes appear in the source WYSIWYG and in the output.

                There's no code behind them, just the boxes, which appear on their own line above the list items and aligned left with them (not with the disc bullet).

                Removing them manually, one by one, seems to keep them at bay; at least, until they appear in another topic weeks later.

                • 5. Re: Goofy little boxes
                  d2will Level 1
                  We had this issue a while ago and I'm trying to remember the solution.
                  I believe it happens if the last thing you do in a topic is edit the true code. Therefore, before saving the topic, go back to the WYSIWIG editor and put something in -- even a space and save the topic.

                  This is what resolved the problem for us.
                  • 6. Re: Goofy little boxes
                    MergeThis Level 4
                    hmmm....interesting. Puts me in mind of that other glitch, where you lose your edits if you immediately double click another file in either of the Topics lists.

                    Actually, I think that certain anti-virus products wreak havoc with RH: ever since our IT folks switched to Kaspersky, we've experienced nothing but trouble.

                    Oh well, at least these goofy boxes haven't prompted any loss of content or format. Sigh...