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I first want to be clear that you are wanting to generate WebHelp because you refer to the "help file." A single file to be installed on an end user's computer is compiled help (CHM format). WebHelp will have a folder of HTML files and some auxillary files.
That clear, if your HTML files lack the look and feel of the originals it is likely because you have not edited the style sheet. It is my understanding that RoboHelp adds a default style sheet and is not very adept at converting a lot of inline formatting (which is not a recommend way of creating HTML). Where did you import these files from? Were they Word generated or another HTML editor? With that information, you are more likely to get some specific help here.
hi john. I am referring to creating a single help file that will be incorporated into a website. the html files i imported were created using the html editor in robohelp. how would i define the use of style sheets? thanks for your help.
Hopefully John won't mind me contributing to this thread whilst he is asleep ;-). As John pointed out a single help file is a CHM file and is designed to be distributed on a local drive not on a website. If your help is web based, you should be using Webhelp output. The look and feel of webhelp is controlled by the skin you have specified in your Webhelp single source layout wizard. A default skin is specified but you can easily create your own inside RoboHelp. The style sheet controls the styles used in each of the help topics. This is assigned in each topic's properties. One or more style sheets can be used per project and you can easily change a style sheet style via the Style Sheet folder in your project tab.
it is for a website. there are a couple of issues:
1.) in the WYSIWYG editor the design is as per the stylesheet. not sure then why in the browser the html formatting is diff.
2.) tried importing a page with 3 framesets which it says it successfully imported (along with associated files) but it does not show up in the topic list for the project. this frameset is supposed to be the 1st page of help.
4.)also to create the final build file, the "Generate primary layout(WebHelp)" should be selected from the file menu??
If this response does not help, can be more specific with the formatting problems you are seeing.