4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 21, 2006 10:25 AM by LisaFinn

    Changing editors in RoboHelp

      This is specific to the Edit With function in RoboHelp. When you right-click a topic, select Edit With, and select Microsoft Word 2003, the following message appears:

      "Changing editors can cause changes to your HTML code. Do you wish to proceed?"

      What does this mean? What kind of changes?
        • 1. Re: Changing editors in RoboHelp
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          The flippant answer is back up the file and try it
          RH's HTML includes various RH specific tags (e.g. KADOV) and also has it's own method of applying syntax. One of my particular favourites is <span style="font-weight: bold;"> instead of <b>. Anyway, all your messgae says is that a non-RH editor won't operate in quite the same way when it generates HTML. As a result the code may cause problems. What problems, or indeed whether they will be any, depends on what you change. To be honest it will be a case of try it and see.
          • 2. Re: Changing editors in RoboHelp
            RoboWizard Level 4
            Hi FinnLisa

            Basically, you probably have RoboHelp HTML configured as the default editor. This is simply an admonishment or warning that if you edit the topic using a different editor, you might see unexpected results.

            Out of curiosity, why would you want to edit using Word 2003? HTML from Word is awful.

            Cheers... Rick
            • 3. Re: Changing editors in RoboHelp
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
              Try harder Colum. Beat this one.

              <p style="font-weight: normal;"><strong style="font-weight: normal;">Field</strong></p>

              I think <p>Field</p> would suffice!

              • 4. Re: Changing editors in RoboHelp
                Thanks for the responses. Rick, I don't really want to use Word--I'm just trying to figure out a way my reviewers can get their comments and changes back to me. And this is pretty much the answer I anticipated--I know that Word creates ugly HTML code.