5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 9, 2014 6:20 AM by Willam van Weelden

    Applied styles aren't showing up in preview or generated file

    ktbFL Level 1

      I have added a number of new styles to my stylesheet. They show up fine in my Design view.  However, once I apply them, then click on the preview button or even generate webhelp to see what they look like as generated, the styles are not showing up.  What am I missing?

       

      btw.. I am using RH10.

       

      Thanks!

       

      kb

        • 1. Re: Applied styles aren't showing up in preview or generated file
          Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Is the style sheet you use present in the output folder? Does the output view show any errors? Is the problem only in preview/webhelp, or does it also occur in CHM/AIR?

           

          It's a strange issue and we need a little more information to find out what is going on.

           

          Kind regards,

           

          Willam

          • 2. Re: Applied styles aren't showing up in preview or generated file
            ktbFL Level 1

            Hi... it's happening in the generated output as well as the preview.  I tried generating various outputs... same result... no styles applied - no apparent errors.  Here's what appeared in the Output View for each:

            Willam van Weelden wrote:

             

            Is the style sheet you use present in the output folder? Does the output view show any errors? Is the problem only in preview/webhelp, or does it also occur in CHM/AIR?

             

            It's a strange issue and we need a little more information to find out what is going on.

             

            Kind regards,

             

            Willam

            HTML/CHM

            Starting compilation...
            HTMLHELP preprocessor 10.0.0.287

            Compiling C:\Users\kbennett\Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\WEBHELP TEST\care console rev eng\!SSL!\Microsoft_HTML_Help\!chm_tmp_folder_0\wcareconsole.chm ...

            Preparing to create HTMLHELP...
            Clearing output folder...
            Preparing files for HTML Help...
            Copying files...
            Updating files...
            Finished preparing in 1 sec(s)

            Initializing compiler...
            Generating HTMLHELP (10.0.0.287)...
            Updating topics...

            Updating wcareconsole.htm...


            Warning: The size of stop file has to be limited in 512 bytes.


            C:\Users\kbennett\Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\WEBHELP TEST\care console rev eng\!SSL!\Microsoft_HTML_Help\!chm_tmp_folder_0\wcareconsole.hhp
            Microsoft HTML Help Compiler 4.74.8702


            Compiling c:\Users\kbennett\Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\WEBHELP TEST\care console rev eng\!SSL!\Microsoft_HTML_Help\wcareconsole.chm


            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "CommonTips.bmp" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "pencil.gif" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "downarrow2.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "downarrow1.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "ex_blue_sm.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "consolemain.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "HelpBook.bmp" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "Glossary.bmp" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "HotKeys.bmp" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "CTMtodo.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "todotip.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            HHC4006: Warning:
            The file "setup1.jpg" is already listed in the [FILES] section of the project file.

            wcareconsole.hhc
            wcareconsole.hhk
            wcareconsole.htm
            CommonTips.bmp
            consolemain.jpg
            CTMtodo.jpg
            downarrow1.jpg
            downarrow2.jpg
            ehlpdhtm.js
            ex_blue_sm.jpg
            Glossary.bmp
            HelpBook.bmp
            HotKeys.bmp
            main - disclaimer and copyright.htt
            HHC3004: Warning:
            main - disclaimer and copyright.htt :
            The HTML tag "?xml version="1.0" encoding="utf-8" ?" is not a valid HTML tag (it does not begin with an alphanumeric character).

            HHC3004: Warning:
            main - disclaimer and copyright.htt :
            The HTML tag "?rh-region_start type="body" ?" is not a valid HTML tag (it does not begin with an alphanumeric character).

            HHC3004: Warning:
            main - disclaimer and copyright.htt :
            The HTML tag "?rh-region_end type="body" ?" is not a valid HTML tag (it does not begin with an alphanumeric character).

            pencil.gif
            setup1.jpg
            SSbag03crop.gif
            todotip.jpg
            uparrow-Orange.bmp
            wcareconsole.glo
            wcareconsole.brs
            #BSSC
            default.css
            orange_up.jpg
            ACCESSccConsole.png
            BUTTON_heartstart.png
            HEADING1bar.PNG
            RoboHHRE.lng
            wcareconsole.hhc
            wcareconsole.hhk
            Processing keywords...
            Generating full-text search data...
            Compacting file system...
            Compile time: 0 minutes, 1 second

            4 Topics
            55 Local links
            0 Internet links
            0 Graphics


            Created c:\Users\kbennett\Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\WEBHELP TEST\care console rev eng\!SSL!\Microsoft_HTML_Help\wcareconsole.chm, 771,996 bytes

            Compression decreased file by 320,796 bytes.

            Finished compiling HTMLHELP in 3 sec(s)

            Compilation complete.

             

            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------

            for AIR output - still no improvement and the output view shows no apparent errors:

            Starting compilation...
            Adobe AIR output preprocessor 10.0.0.287

            Compiling C:\Users\kbennett\Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\WEBHELP TEST\care console rev eng\!SSL!\Adobe_AIR\BrowserBasedHelp\index.htm ...

            Preparing Adobe AIR output...
            Warning (CommonTips.bmp) : Adobe AIR cannot render BMP image in HTML.Converting to PNG format.
            Warning (Glossary.bmp) : Adobe AIR cannot render BMP image in HTML.Converting to PNG format.
            Warning (HelpBook.bmp) : Adobe AIR cannot render BMP image in HTML.Converting to PNG format.
            Warning (HotKeys.bmp) : Adobe AIR cannot render BMP image in HTML.Converting to PNG format.
            Warning (uparrow-Orange.bmp) : Adobe AIR cannot render BMP image in HTML.Converting to PNG format.
            Finished preparing in 1 sec(s)

            Initializing compiler...
            Generating Adobe AIR SSL 1.0 (10.0.0.287)...
            Processing TOC data...
            Processing Index data...
            Processing Glossary data...
            Processing Context-sensitive-Help data...

            Updating HTML topics...
            Updating wcareconsole.htm...
            Finished updating HTML topics in 1 sec(s) : total 1 topic(s).

            Processing Full-text-search data...
            .......
            Finished processing Full-Text-Search data in 0 sec(s)

            Applying Adobe AIR SSL 1.0 Template...
            .......................................................................................... .....
            Finished applying Template in 1 sec(s)

            Processing Mark of the Web...
            Added result path to RoboHelp.cfg
            Finished compiling content 'Content' in 3 sec(s)

            Finished compiling Adobe AIR output in 3 sec(s)

            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

            here's what comes up for WebHelp:

            Starting compilation...
            WebHelp preprocessor 10.0.0.287

            Clearing output folder...
            Compiling C:\Users\kbennett\Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\WEBHELP TEST\care console rev eng\!SSL!\WebHelp\index.htm ...

            Preparing to create WebHelp...
            Preparing files for WebHelp...
            Copying files...
            Updating files...
            Finished preparing in 0 sec(s)

            Initializing compiler...
            Generating WebHelp 5.50 (10.0.0.287)...
            Processing TOC data...
            Processing Index data...
            Processing Glossary data...
            Processing Context-sensitive-Help data...

            Updating HTML topics...
            Updating wcareconsole.htm...
            Finished updating HTML topics in 0 sec(s) : total 1 topic(s).

            Processing Full-text-search data...
            .......
            Finished processing Full-Text-Search data in 0 sec(s)

            Applying WebHelp 5.50 Template...
            .......................................................................................... .........
            Finished applying Template in 2 sec(s)

            Processing Mark of the Web...
            Finished compiling WebHelp in 3 sec(s)

            Compilation complete.

            ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ ---------------------------------------------------------------------

             

            anything?  It's a puzzlement for me... and I suspect I'm missing something really simple.

             

            Thanks for your help!

             

            I'm going to try removing the updated css and replacing it with the old one that did work.  brb.

            • 3. Re: Applied styles aren't showing up in preview or generated file
              ktbFL Level 1

              ok... so I took screen caps of the updated CSS results in both Design and output views, as well as the original (and just reapplied) CSS results in both Design and output views... I must have done SOMETHING to the updated one to cause it not to generate properly because it looks fine in the Design view??????????????????

               

              • here's the updated CSS design view:
                updatedCSSdesignview.PNG

               

               

              • here's the updated CSS output view:
                updatedCSSoutputview.PNG

               

               

              • here's the original (reapplied) CSS Design view:
                originalCSSdesignview.PNG

               

               

              • here's the original (reapplied) CSS outpout view:
                originalCSSoutputview.PNG
              • 4. Re: Applied styles aren't showing up in preview or generated file
                ktbFL Level 1

                OK... i just scoured my updated help and found 2 "{" brackets that were out of place!  Oh my gosh.. i'm so sorry... but I KNEW it had to be something simple I was missing... but i really had to go thru it with a fine-tooth eye!

                THANKS! SO SORRY FOR THE BLONDENESS ONCE AGAIN!

                • 5. Re: Applied styles aren't showing up in preview or generated file
                  Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                  No problem. As long as it is solved.

                   

                  Kind regards,

                   

                  Willam