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Are you increasing the number of frameset rows in a WebHelp output file, or in the skin file inside the RH project?
I'm changing the number of Frameset rows in the .skn file that lives in the !SkinSubFolder! using a txt editor. I couldn't find a place in the Skin editor within RoboHelp that allowd me to change the frameset properties.
Look in the output file myproject.htm; in other words, the WebHelp launch file. This is what sets up the WebHelp window, with references to parameters and scripts in several other output files.
Look for these lines:
. . . . .
var strHTML = "<frameset rows=\"150,*\" hostof=\"parent:toolbar!startpage:yes\" frameborder=\"0\" border=\"50\"><frame src=\"whskin_tbars.htm\" id=\"toolbar\" frameborder=\"0\" border=\"0\" scrolling=\"no\" noresize marginheight=\"25\" marginwidth=\"0\" title=\"Toolbar\"></frame> . . . . .
Of course, the numbers in your file will be different.
frameset rows sets the height of the main toolbar. If you are using the default buttons for Contents, etc., RH will stretch their rectangular outlines vertically.
border=\"50\" inserts an empty space under the main toolbar, lowering the left and topic panes.
You probably should modify both border parameters because they serve different browsers (I think).
marginheight=\"25\" adds a margin above the buttons, the same color or pattern as the rest of the toolbar background.
I don't know what this will do to your layout with buttons beneath the text.
Please post back with results.
Harvey - Increasing the frameset rows number in this text gave me exactly what I was looking for! Thank you so much for your help!
I have been using FrameMaker 7.1 and WebWorks Publisher but am investigating swtiching to RoboHelp to generate my WebHelp. One thing that draws me to RoboHelp is the ease and flexibility in custom layout and style. However, I've noticed that many of the custom skin solutions (such as this one) require modifying the output files, which are then overwritten every time I regenerate. Is there a way to increase the height of the toolbar so that the new height persists even when I regenerate the project? I read the Skinny on Skins, however, modifying the actual skn file of a custom skin doesn't seem to have any affect. Any ideas?
Hi eeaster and welcome to our community
There are several "seed" files that are used during the process of generating WebHelp. Assuming you wish each and every project you create to have the same settings, you should be able to modify one or more of these files to accomplish what you need.