4 Replies Latest reply on Nov 15, 2006 10:48 AM by HKabaker

    Long Topic Titles

    CRO1 Level 1
      Hello All,

      Using RoboHelp X5 to develop a WebHelp file. At the client's request the topic titles and index entries should reflect the name of the various reports. The problem is the titles are quite long and the users are requried to expand the TOC and Index to view the entire text. Is there a way the user can avoid expanding the respective panes, I not sure if the following options would work:

      Automatically expanded the panes: TOC pane when the help file loads, Index pane when the user clicks the index tab.

      Insert a breaking space in the Topic title and index entries, so the text appears on two lines.

      Other suggestions are welcomed.

      Thanks,
        • 1. Re: Long Topic Titles
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          Perhaps someone may know of a whizbang solution of the type you describe. Unfortunately I don't but have you considered changing the font size in the navigation tab in the skin?
          • 2. Re: Long Topic Titles
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
            Setting the width of the TOC etc is covered in RoboWizard's Skinny on Skins. Click here.

            Roger Nilsson described wrapping TOC text in this post.

            • 3. Re: Long Topic Titles
              CRO1 Level 1
              Colum, Peter,

              Thank you for your replies. I have the solution to increasing the size of the Navigation pane in Rick's Skinny on Skins file.

              Cheers,
              • 4. Re: Long Topic Titles
                HKabaker Level 2
                FWIW, when you hover the cursor over a long line in the TOC, the browser shows a tooltip-type popup that displays the whole line.

                I'd weigh the importance of showing the whole title by wrapping TOC lines against the effort required. I think I would try hard to sell the popup as a reasonable solution.

                But then, I'm not you or your client.

                If pressed to the wall, I'd look for the < nobr > or < nobreak > tag in one or more of the .js files and see what happens when it's removed. Theoretically, a long title will automatically wrap.

                Harvey