2 Replies Latest reply on Sep 2, 2014 1:27 PM by zeppm

    RH11 - Customizing sizing in WebHelp?


      I'm using RoboHelp11, and I want to custom size my TOC pane and the search field on the upper-right corner.  I'm using WebHelp with the XP Blue skin.  I tried changing the font sizes I was using, but that did not change or auto-adjust the pane size / field size.   How do I adjust the sizing?


      Also, on the TOC, the book icons on the left are not displaying.  The text is straight, left-justified, and I have to use the scroll bar on the bottom to see the book icons.  How do I fix that?  Is that a problem with how my browser is adjusted?


      I'm using IE11.


      I read the "Skinny on Skins,"  but you would think by now the manual code fixes would not be needed each time you generate :-)  Thanks gener8r!  If nothing else, I can resort to that...

        • 1. Re: RH11 - Customizing sizing in WebHelp?
          Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          There is a way to get some things working: editing the .skn file. In your project directory, find the skin in the !SkinSubFolder! and open the <skinname>.skn with a text editor. It is just an XML file so you can make some changes there.


          Find the two occurances of cold="220,*" and amend the first number to your liking to set the sidebar width. Save it and generate your output.


          If I'm not mistaken, the size for the search field can only be set by mucking about in the output files. After you've done that, make a copy of the modified files and paste them in the output every time you generate. That may save you some time. Rick's Skinny on Skins should have the instructions on setting the size of the search field.


          Kind regards,



          • 2. Re: RH11 - Customizing sizing in WebHelp?
            zeppm Level 1

            Yes, thank you, you are right.  Actually, I found I only had to make that change in the output one time to my liking, and it did not overwrite those changes every time I generated.  It ended up not being the pain in my neck I thought it would be.  That fixed my problem with the books not showing up on the far left and having to scroll to see them, too. 


            Whew, huge time saver!  Thanks!