13 Replies Latest reply on Feb 7, 2008 5:37 AM by Teri White

    Can I color text on the TOC?

    Teri White Level 1
      Is there a way to color/highlight a particular entry in the TOC? The color pallate tool is greyed out when working with the TOC. ??? Thanks!!!
        • 1. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
          RoboWizard Level 4
          Hi Teri

          Yes, you may configure colors for the TOC, but it's an "all or nothing" type of deal. You cannot configure one specific entry. At least, not using RoboHelp as it stands. I'm sure if you were to hack the JavaScript code, you could probably make it happen. But something tells me that you probably don't really want to go that deep.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
            Teri White Level 1
            You're right...I don't want to delve too deeply into that stuff!

            What we're trying to do is make our "how to use this #@%! thing" entry really stand out, I thought maybe color or large font size or both would do the trick. Any thoughts? The !!! in front and behind just seem kind of dull... :-)
            • 3. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
              HKabaker Level 2
              Teri,

              Would it hurt the TOC order to make it the first line?

              Other options (which I don't like, but might work for you):

              !*! Prime numbers from 1 to infinity !*!

              PRIME numbers from 1 to infinity

              >>Prime numbers from 1 to infinity<<

              I don't know whether RH forbids symbols in the TOC.

              Harvey

              I see the forum handler doesn't like standard symbols.

              gt means greater than (right-pointing angle bracket) and lt is the left-pointing one.
              • 4. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                Teri White Level 1
                Harvey, thanks for writing! Yes, you can use symbols in the TOC but that doesn't really do what I want. And I can put it first...but again - without color or font size difference, it just kind of fades into the background - no different than anything else. Maybe this will be an enhancement in future versions.???

                Take care!
                • 5. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                  Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                  Hi Teri

                  If you want, I do believe I've documented using a different icon for a particular entry in my Skinny on Skins file. Basically, the process involves choosing the desired icon that represents external links, then tweaking the files for the one entry.

                  Would that work?

                  Cheers... Rick
                  • 6. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                    Teri White Level 1
                    Rick, can I have the URL for your tips on this? I'll look! I do have other External links in the TOC so if this affects all of them not sure I've solved the issue. Sure I can't do it for just one??? :-)
                    • 7. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                      Teri White Level 1
                      Rick, can I have the URL for your tips on this? I'll look! I do have other External links in the TOC so if this affects all of them not sure I've solved the issue. Sure I can't do it for just one??? :-)
                      • 8. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                        Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                        Hi Teri

                        Yes, you would be changing the icon for all external links that way. I did have at one point a document that someone had tossed together that outlined the process for influencing a single entry in the TOC. Unfortunately, that was about 4 PCs ago and I'd be really super hard pressed to even begin to figure out where it is now.

                        So paraphrasing a question from one of my favorite movies here, the real question at hand here is to ask: Just how far down the rabbit hole do you really want to go?

                        Click here for my Skinny page.

                        Cheers... Rick
                        • 9. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                          Teri White Level 1
                          Probably not that far down! :-)

                          Thanks for the link. I need to just change the one...so will probably just stick with putting the title in some "interesting" way on the main menu of each volume instead of the TOC trick. Thanks again!!!!

                          Like I said...hopefully in 'future versions' we'll be able to play with the TOC a bit more...
                          • 10. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                            Hi again Teri

                            Please do take a moment and complete the Wish Form to ask them for an ability to specify specific icons for each TOC entry if you want. The Wish Form is at This Link.

                            Cheers... Rick
                            • 11. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                              Teri White Level 1
                              Rick, have done so - thanks for suggesting!
                              • 12. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                                MergeThis Level 4
                                Rick's forgotten the Using additional page images in the TOC topic in his Skinny on Skins doc. This, however, requires that you change stuff in the whthost.js output file. Once it has been changed, you need to save it somewhere outside the project and copy it back in to overwrite the newly-created file every time you generate output. Once you set this up, it's not as much work as it might seem (I have six files that I consistently do this with).

                                Note that this applies to page images only. (I had floated the request to forum users a month or so ago about how to make this fix for book images, but no one came forward.)


                                Good luck,
                                Leon

                                • 13. Re: Can I color text on the TOC?
                                  Teri White Level 1
                                  Leon, good morning & thanks! I will look at this...though this sounds more involved then I probably want to get for just an icon...which is not going to be large to begin with. It would be so much simpler if I could just edit the text with color & font size!!! :-)

                                  Thanks again...appreaciate your detailed help!