4 Replies Latest reply on Jul 1, 2014 1:44 AM by TA Andy

    How does one apply bulleted lists in RH10

    TA Andy

      Hi,

       

      I am totally struggling to understand the workflow for applying bulleted lists in RH10 (for html).

       

      If I have a paragraph style=Normal, font=Tahoma-10pt, why on earth does selecting that paragraph and clicking the bulleted list button in the Formatting toolbar add a bullet but also set style to None?

      I have clearly missed something here.

      But this being the "normal" workflow for applying bullets, if one is required to hack into the css etc to sort this out, this suggests a horribly unfriendly interface to me.

      Could someone please spell out in simple English how this is supposed to work?

       

      Incidentally I have just spent a considerable amount of time sifting through both the RH10 user guide and forum topics, and I still don't get it.

      Therefore my apologies if I'm being stupid.

        • 1. Re: How does one apply bulleted lists in RH10
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi there

           

          I think the problem here is that no style has actually been defined for the bullets. In CSS, these are known as UL (Unordered List) and OL (Ordered LIst) tags. Likely, because RoboHelp has been made more HTML compliant, we now have to take an extra step to specifically define the font characteristics for the UL and OL tags in the CSS. Either that or just remember to apply Normal styling once you do a list. Ctrl+Shift+N should do it.

           

          Cheers... Rick

          • 2. Re: How does one apply bulleted lists in RH10
            TA Andy Level 1

            Hello Rick,

             

            Many thanks for the swifty response.

             

            Right - if I have understood correctly, I created an UL style thus:

            ULstyle.jpg

             

            If I now try to apply a bullet via the button in the Formatting toolbar, I get the same result as before (ie style = None etc),
            but if I apply my new UL style via the Styles and Formatting pod, it works.

             

            So progress of sorts, but I remain in a confused and frustrated state.

             

            Cheers,

             

             

            A

            • 3. Re: How does one apply bulleted lists in RH10
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Yeah, it gets weird using the RoboHelp CSS editor.

               

              Try defining the style with the tree expanded as shown below:

              tmp1.png

               

              Cheers... Rick

              • 4. Re: How does one apply bulleted lists in RH10
                TA Andy Level 1

                Hi Rick,

                 

                Many thanks for that.

                I now have this arrangement:

                ULstyle.jpg

                This works. Also, bizarrely even the numbered list button works now (even though I don't have an OL style defined).

                 

                I don't pretend to understand this at all.

                But it's working so I'll just have to live with not really knowing what's going on here.

                 

                I really appreciate your input.

                 

                Cheers,

                 

                 

                 

                Andy