7 Replies Latest reply on Jan 7, 2009 3:53 PM by HelpDev

    RoboHelp 7 Skins

    HelpDev
      Greetings All!!

      I've created a custom skin in RoboHelp 7, using images from a skin within the gallery. When I generate and view the output, in IE6, the Navigation Pane is not displayed. Any ideas on what I've done wrong & how I can fix it? Thank you, Thank you!

      Patti
        • 1. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
          chrissy_tissy
          Hi Patti,
          The navigation seems to stop being shown where any element of the skin is incorrect / inaccessible OR where the skin is not selected for the output pj. I would recommend that the first place to look is your single source layout dialog to see if it has been selected (this is what i missed out when I had the same pblm for about a week). About halfway down the first page in the Generate Output wizard is a "Skin" group box, if the selection in the drop-down says: "[Traditional Style - No Skin]" then you need to select your skin here and re-generate.
          Hope this is it!
          Chrissy T
          • 2. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
            HelpDev Level 1
            Hi Chrissy,
            Thanks for responding, but, unfortunately, selecting the 'skin' in the generate output wizard is not the problem. All of the custom images are displayed except the navigation pane; and, RH7 includes additional images in the WebHelp output files, and I have no idea where they are coming from. Nor is the navigation pane displayed when I use any of the skins included with RH7. If you have any other suggestions, ideas, etc., please send them my way. Thanks!!
            Patti
            • 3. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi Patti

              You say you aren't seeing the navigation pane. Are you seeing the main toolbar across the top?

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
                HelpDev Level 1
                Hi Rick,

                The main toolbar is visible as well as the 'Hide' image in the Nav pane. The 'Previous' and 'Next' images are missing. I'm beginning to wonder if the 'previous' and 'next navigation' is omitted, allowing the user to rely on the browser interface.

                Thanks!
                Patti
                • 5. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
                  RoboColum(n) Level 5
                  Hi Patti.

                  Are you referring to the two icons immediately above the TOC? These are for Browse Sequences to move forward and back through your list of defined topics. They only appear if you have a defined Browse Sequence and you have selected the "Browse Sequences" option in the second page of your SSL properties.
                  • 6. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
                    Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                    Is the problem when the help is called from the application or when it is opened standalone from the start page?

                    • 7. Re: RoboHelp 7 Skins
                      HelpDev Level 1
                      Hi Colum,

                      Thank you, thank you, thank you!! I have not established any topics with Browse Sequence; which is probably why the icons are not displayed. I have another problem now with this a JavaScript menu that I've added to some topics; but I will post that problem later if I can't fix it. Thanks again!

                      Patti