I hope "bumping" isn't against the rules on this forum, but I really need an answer. Does anyone know what the issues are when using text boxes in a Word document which is linked to the RoboHelp project?
Bumping should be fine. However, the fact you haven't seen any replies is likely indicative that most folks that visit don't use the feature and aren't sure.
Peter, I know it's being converted to an image. I didn't explain this before, but in my Word document the text boxes are used as captions for screenshots.
When I link the document, the screenshot and the text boxes are converted to a single PNG image which looks exactly as it should -- except that the text in the boxes is bold. (In other words, no other part of the picture is affected).
I also realize that the same thing happens when the document is imported, not just linked. Is there any way to view the settings for the text-to-image process?
I've also tried using Word's "callouts" and "shapes" with text in them, and the same result occurs. I assume that they all use "text box technology".
Just a WAG – is there a Conversion Settings screen that you can play with? I know with my FM content being imported into RH, I can tweak things (like images) on its Conversions Settings page…
There are settings you can control but this isn't one of them. See
Importing & Linking on my site. Think of it as putting diesel into a petrol
Of course I've already seen your site, Peter. Who in their right mind would tackle something like linking without your advice?
I confess, though, I saw nothing about how graphics or text boxes would be converted in the process. If you could point me to it..?
The page shows all the options so I was effectively pointing out that there is nothing about converting the text boxes or optimising images. Sorry but text boxes are a Word thing the same as glow plugs are only for diesel engines. They are of no use in HTML.
Typically conversion problems occur when Rh uses Word's Save As HTML functionality but in this case the document I tested with converted it OK in Word. Also when I imported the HTML file, it then gave the same problem even though it was OK in Word.
I think therefore this has to be regarded as a bug. Please follow this link.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips