2 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2015 2:47 PM by Captiv8r

    How can I use single source images in text?

    JBiasatti

      I'm using RoboHelp HTML 11, and I want to use single source images of icons in text, so that I have the ability to update the source image, as needed, and all instances of the image are updated automatically. The look is as follows:

       

      inline.gif

       

      I've tried snippets, but they force a paragraph return in the text which I don't want.

       

      I tried inserting the source code for an image into a variable, but when I inserted the variable into the text, I got an error message in the text.

       

      Is there a way to use variables to do this or some other method?

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: How can I use single source images in text?
          KimberlyO Level 2

          I think inserting an image and selecting where that image is stored would be single-sourcing. Then when you update that image, it is updated throughout.

           

          Insert > Image

           

          (I use RH 10.)

          • 2. Re: How can I use single source images in text?
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            HI there

             

            The one possible drawback to this approach would be if the image size changes. You *MAY* find that saving a different sized image and replacing one would result in perhaps needing to visit each instance of the image and right-clicking and choosing "Reset Size".

             

            I'm not sure why your variable failed with the image. Generally, it's simple to insert an image into the variable. I typically start the process by typing something like "XX" as the variable value. Then in the UDV pod, select the XX and replace it with the desired image.

             

            Cheers... Rick