Question about syncing styles between Word and RH HTML 7.The
printed Word format has Hdr/Ftr, TOC, Title Page stuff.
I understood that, when importing a Word .docx, RH creates
books for Heading 1s and Topic headings are Heading 2. That is why
both Word and RH templates use the same paragraph style names
(though the format in Word/print differs from that in RH/online).
I imported my Word file into a new RH HTML 7 project. The TOC
has the expected books/topics/subtopics. I imported the .css and
the .htt from the RH 5 template project. I selected all 160 topics
in the Topic List pod and applied the corporate .htt template
(Topic Properties > General) AND (to be certain), the corporate
.css stylesheet (Topic Properties . Appearance).
This project doesn't have the same characteristics as the
base/master from RH 5 that uses those same format files. I even
imported the same skin. I get the banner, but not the styles.
All the topic headings in the RH 7 project (were transformed
to) are Heading 1 styles, even though they were Heading 2s in Word.
(this breaks with my tribal knowledge of how RH imports
Books/Topics from a Word doc). The heading colors (navy blue, royal
blue, etc.) have taken on their own definitions--dunno where from,
Since I'm OCD about creating and using one style for each
type of paragraph (procedurehead, syntax, procnum, procnonum, note,
bullist) in Word or in RH, Peter Grainger's suggestion to "clean
up" styles before importing shouldn't apply.
RH instructions omit any detail about what to specifiy in the
Conversion Options and Split On Style. I took a couple of swipes at
the SOS--OK, split on Heading 1, Heading 2, Heading 3. So I get
Books for Heading 1, separate topics for Heading 2 and Heading 3,
but the "topic titles" have become Heading 1 in name but not in
format. In fact, the format doesn't match anything I've specified
in Word or RH. I thought by "attaching" the .htt and the .css to
each topic (select all topics, , I'd have the look and feel I
specified in my corporate RH(5) template. The banner imported, the
navigation pane and icons imported. What happened to the styles?
Here's the missing link that someone may need to explain
(explicitly in Help somewhere). When I open the .htt template
(sample topic) that I imported from RH 5, the topic title shows as
Document > Heading 2 > in the Design view. The HTML view
labels this paragraph as h2: