I am new to RH and will have to convert large documents
created in Word to HTML + PDF. I have already given up on RH for
Word (RH Word v7 + Word 2007 crashes very often on Vista and is far
too slow) and will use RH HTML, and I am prepared to do extensive
manual editing, and to change the visual appearance of documents if
necessary. The help system is going to be updated frequently, and
references to other parts of the document should update
automatically when the contents are edited.
My main problem at this stage is how to create and maintain
the internal references to other parts of the same document, which
is done in Word with auto-numbered chapters, sections and figures.
Online HTML is not a problem, and Word references can be changed to
HTML links. Presumably this could work also in online PDF. The
problem is printed PDF, where hyperlinks obviously do not work.
The Word documents use references like (see
section 2.5) and (
Figure 4.2), which are hyperlinks in the online version and
can be followed manually in the printed version. How do I do this
progressive numbering in RH HTML so that it updates automatically
when chapters, sections and figures are inserted, deleted or
shuffled? If this is not possible at all (as I suspect) how do I do
something usable in the PDF output, e.g. converting hyperlinks to
something like (see page 213), with the page number updated
automatically to correspond to the actual position of the target in
the PDF document?