7 Replies Latest reply on Jul 22, 2016 11:21 AM by Jeff_Coatsworth

    Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp

    ktbFL Level 1

      So, in the skin I'm using I see SEVERAL icons, including  "previous" and "next" .  However, when I go to the Webhelp properties window for my project, I don't have those options to include - only TOC, Index, Search, Glossary, and Print.  Why would I not be able to include those icons and their functionality in Webhelp if they are in the selected skin?  Is there another setting I'm missing?

       

      Thanks,

       

      kb

        • 1. Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
          Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Don’t you have to manipulate those in the Skin Editor?

          • 2. Re: Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
            ktbFL Level 1

            In other programs that's where I've done it, but I don't see how to remove or add icons other than to add "new" ones, but the skin shows that the ones I need already exist.  The only editing from there is to edit the icon image itself.... then I go to the output properties - in this case Webhelp Properties, and that seems to be where you choose which buttons you want to have in the toolbar, but the "next" and "previous" icons aren't in the list of offerings.  I'm sure i'm missing something obvious, but what?toolbar.PNG

            • 3. Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
              Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              I don’t need to mess with skins, but I think the resource you should be consulting is Rick’s “Skinny on Skins” - http://www.robowizard.com/RoboWizard/Downloads/Skinny_on_Skins.htm

              • 4. Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
                Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Hi there

                 

                The skinny file simply offers a multitude of ways to manipulate the skin and different WebHelp elements.

                 

                What I'm seeing here is that ktbFL is expecting to see the Previous and Next buttons but they aren't appearing. And this would happen if you do not have a Browse Sequence defined as well as enabled in the output recipe.

                 

                First step is to click Tools > Browse Sequence Editor and ensure you define a sequence. Second step (after confirming a sequence exists) is to ensure it's been enabled in the output. And if memory serves, you have to check two places. First, in the SSL recipe, expand the Content Categories item, then click the default (or category of choice) category. Make sure the sequence is enabled there.

                 

                Next, click the Navigation section on the left and ensure "Enable Browse Sequence" is selected on the right.

                 

                Once you have done this, the buttons should be there after you generate output again.

                 

                Cheers... Rick

                • 5. Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
                  ktbFL Level 1

                  WOOOOHOOOOO!  IT WORKED OF COURSE! Thank you Rick... I can't think of a

                  compliment I haven't given you yet... but you are stupendously wonderful!

                  TYTYTYTYTYTY!

                   

                   

                  Thanks to you also Jeff for giving it a go!

                  • 6. Re: Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
                    aforumumuser

                    I'm having a similar issue and I've tried the solution listed in this post as well as another one without success. I hope someone can offer a suggestion.

                    • I am using RoboHelp 2015, the BlueGrey skin, and WebHelp output.
                    • I see the Previous and Next options in the skin, and the skin preview shows them.
                    • In my WebHelp Output settings under Navigation, the Previous and Next options are not available to select. I still check "Enable Browse Sequence" here.
                    • Since I DO NOT want a specific browsing sequence, I do not check a specific Browse Sequence under Content Categories. I want the browsing history to go to the page based on what the user has selected.
                    • With all these settings selected, the previous and next buttons show up, but they're dimmed or disabled.
                    • I tried manually changing the whtbar.js lines as suggested in a different post: change the goAveNext() and goAvePrev() lines. Even though I save the file after making these changes, it's overwritten and goes back to the original settings when I generate my output. I can't imagine manually saving this file to a different location and then remembering to copy the correct version into my generated output each time as a solution.

                    Any suggestions?

                    • 7. Re: Re: Need to add more icons to the toolbar in webhelp
                      Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                      The "Previous/Next" buttons ONLY work with a browse sequence - they don't "do" browsing history. You may want to create a sequence that spans the entire ToC - in RH2015 there's a flag to do that (older versions you had to fake it out with a sequence starting at level 0 IIRC)