5 Replies Latest reply: Jul 1, 2014 10:48 AM by Captiv8r RSS

    Robohelp to PDF

    bcampana1


      I am trying to export my robohelp file to PDF. However, when I go in to generate the PDF version, some of the links do not look the same way as they do in robohelp or in a HTML version. They all work, but some of them have longer lines underneath the hyperlink.

      I have double checked under the HTML version  and in the hyperlink properties that there are no extra spaces in the hyperlinks and they still appear this way in the PDF version. Any ideas how to fix this formatting issue? Thanks.

       

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        • 1. Re: Robohelp to PDF
          Peter Grainge ACP/MVPs

          I think the first step would be to create a Word document instead of a PDF and see if that has the same problem.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

           

           

          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: Robohelp to PDF
            bcampana1 Community Member

            No issues in a word document. I also tested it by creating a separate word doc with a hyperlink and then creating a PDF version to make sure there was no error with the PDF creation software. Everything looked good there, too.

            • 3. Re: Robohelp to PDF
              Peter Grainge ACP/MVPs

              What version of Rh and how are you creating the PDF? If it is other than the PDF add-in that ships with Rh, what PDF tool and which version?

               


              See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

               

               

              @petergrainge

              • 4. Re: Robohelp to PDF
                bcampana1 Community Member


                I am using Robohelp 11. When I go in and create it through the "PDF for Review" it appears in the layout that I want but it has the issue of the hyperlinks being underlined too far.

                 

                But when I go in to create a PDF version through printed documentation, the link underlining issue goes away. However, I am having some strange repetition of certain pages...

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                As you can see, the "Tips for Navigating within Report Center Help Overview" heading is repeated as well as the page itself. This is only occuring for this page and the Entitlement and Access page. The rest are ok... I would use the printed documentation PDF version if I could resolve this issue. Or I would use the PDF for review function if I could resolve the underlining issue for the hyperlinks.

                 

                Thanks!

                • 5. Re: Robohelp to PDF
                  Captiv8r ACP/MVPs

                  PDF for Review is not really an output intended for final distribution. The Printed Documentation output is designed for that.

                   

                  Of course, just like eating raw cookie dough, you are always free to do what you want with things. (such as using the PDF for Review as an output)

                   

                  Cheers... Rick