4 Replies Latest reply on Mar 20, 2008 7:56 AM by samshaw

    Re : Highlight Search rsults in RoboHelp 7 (webHelp)

    samshaw
      Hello there,

      How are you ? I am a newbie at using Robohelp. Our company just purchsed Robohelp licenses and I was trying to pickup this tool. I could create the html help file with TOC and Index. Search works great but what's baffling me is that the Search results don't highlight the search word.

      I tried to Google it but it brought that you had to right some JS to highlight and add it to ALL help pages onload(). But , it said that V7 had these feature out of the box...I tried looking but couldn't find it .

      Can someone please help me with this. Thanks in advance.

      - Sam
        • 1. Re: Re : Highlight Search rsults in RoboHelp 7 (webHelp)
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Sam and welcome to our community

          If you are creating WebHelp output, try creating this way.

          Click View > Pods > Single Source Layouts
          Double-click the WebHelp layout
          Click the Next > button at the bottom of the dialog
          On the second screen of the dialog should be the option for Search Highlighting.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re : Highlight Search rsults in RoboHelp 7 (webHelp)
            samshaw Level 1
            Hello Rick,

            How are you ? Thaks for your quick response. Appreciate it. I am obviously missing something!! Yes, I am using WebHelp Single Source Primary layout output.

            However, as you suggested when I click on View I don't see Pods .

            • Moreover, I double clicked on the WebHelp layout (In project Tab, Under Dependencies Folder icon)
            • Click the Next > button at the bottom of the dialog

              But that didn't bring me the option for Search highlighting!!!! Instead, I am seeing option to make output 508 / W3C compliant. I am using Robohelp 7.0 Build 145 . Also, I am currently on trial version , yet, to receive the license keys from Sales guy. You think that could be it ? I wanted to attach the snapshot of what I am seeing( didn't find option in forum) where I am suppose to see Search highlight option .

              Thanks again,

              Sam
            • 3. Re: Re : Highlight Search rsults in RoboHelp 7 (webHelp)
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi Sam

              Is this by chance RoboHelp for Word? What do you see when you click Help > About?

              If it's RoboHelp for Word, I'm afraid I won't be able to help here. I pretty much stick to RoboHelp HTML. And I would strongly encourage you to use it. Particularly if you are creating any type of HTML output. Otherwise, you are likely to find yourself quite often frustrated with lack of control and ability with things that are quite simple using RoboHelp HTML.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Re : Highlight Search rsults in RoboHelp 7 (webHelp)
                samshaw Level 1
                Hello Rick,

                Thanks for the response. Yes, you are correct , I am using RoboHelp for Word, thanks poiting me into right direction. I will give a shot at RoboHelp for HTML now. I was of the opinion that since I am consuming my TOC straight from the Word document , I should use RoboHelp for Word.

                Thanks again for your help, I will keep you posted.

                Good day,

                Sam