6 Replies Latest reply: Mar 16, 2007 8:11 AM by Chet Zeshonski RSS

    Header and footer

    WindyWindy
      When I create a printed documentation I get a standard title page, a standard header with heading 1 title, and a standard footer with the page number in it.

      How can I adapt these for my individual needs for the generated printed documentation?
        • 1. Re: Header and footer
          Peter Grainge CommunityMVP
          Take a look at Printed Documentation on my site.

          • 2. Re: Header and footer
            WindyWindy Community Member
            So doesn't RoboHelp 6 offer anything else than this workaround?

            Do I understand right:
            This means I cannot directly generate PDF? I need to generate a Word document, and then adapt what I need, and then generate my PDF out of it?

            I would expect the Printed Documentation feature considering things one obviously need for printed documentation in general.
            • 3. Re: Header and footer
              Peter Grainge CommunityMVP
              The header and footer issue has not changed in RH6 so yes you will need to use the workaround which you have understood. Typically a document needs some tidying up, even if it is only where the page breaks come so I never find it a great issue. How long does it take to cut and paste the content into another template?

              I know it's not perfect but I am hoping we will see many such issues addressed in the next release.

              • 4. Re: Header and footer
                Community Member
                If you own Adobe Acrobat Professional (not Adobe Acrobat Reader), you can use the Add Headers & Footers feature to add headers and footers to your PDF file without going through Microsoft Word.
                • 5. Re: Header and footer
                  ChrisBrewster Community Member
                  Chet says:
                  quote:

                  If you own Adobe Acrobat Professional (not Adobe Acrobat Reader), you can use the Add Headers & Footers feature to add headers and footers to your PDF file without going through Microsoft Word.


                  Question: When you use Acrobat Pro, can you make any other modifications besides adding headers and footers? My way of pasting screen shots prevents me from doing the Word step (screen shots are gone), but I'd like to have a little control over the PDF. Thanks.

                  • 6. Re: Header and footer
                    Community Member
                    You can make other modifications--you can even edit text directly--but I've always found the results less than satisfactory. Acrobat Pro has a nasty habit of not caring about such guidelines as page margins and the like, so it is not a good editing tool (in my opinion).