I'll try not to get too complicated as I'm really far into my
own head with this:
RoboHelp 7 (Tech Comm. Suite)
Most of my topics are single files with content on the top
and related links on the bottom.
Several dozen (out of the hundreds of topics) are framesets.
The top frame is an imported FrameMaker file, the bottom frame is
For consistency, I want the the two topic types (framesets
and non-framesets) to look the same, so the border between the
frames in the frameset topics should be invisible.
When I create the framesets, I uncheck Border in the Frameset
- Frame Attributes dialog, so when I do a single topic preview of
the frameset (Right click > Preview Topic) from within the
RoboHelp project it shows as desired and specified with no border.
However, when RoboHelp generates the project into a WebHelp
output, it makes visible the border between the frames in the
frameset. The visible border is identical to the vertical border
between the left frame (TOC, et al.) and the body frame.
Thinking it was a skin-related problem, I went into the skin
editor and found there was no place to specify frameset border
properties for a nested frameset in the topic area. No help there.
So I went rummaging through all the editable files I could
find, including "whskin_frmset01.htm," "whskin_frmset010.htm,"
"Default.skn" (the skin source file), and even the base
"<projectname>.htm" file. I was able to make the vertical
border between the TOC and content frames disappear (that was in
the .skn) file, but there seems to be no way to get rid of the
horizontal line between my frames in the nested (I assume its
nested by the generating process) frameset.
So I'm guessing somewhere there is an inaccessible (to me)
file that instructs the frameset to put borders between frames
regardless of the frameset's native settings. Does any of this make
sense? Anybody have a recommendation where I should look or who I
should talk to next?