I'm generating a webhelp pro project in RH8. Is there a way to change in-place glossary items from expanding text to tooltips? Basically i want to mimic the MSDN behaviour where when you click on a glossary item on a page, a little window pops up displaying the definition and when you click either on that window or outside of it, the window closes.
Unfortunately there isn't anything you can do natively within RoboHelp to influence this. Anything you do will require either manual editing or some search and replace trickery.
RoboHelp 8 does offer a scripting capability. Unfortunately, unless we have a propeller head among us that has really played with this aspect, only the Adobe engineers are able to whip up a script to allow such things.
You may wish to locate a good Search and Replace utility such as FAR or ReplacEm. Then you could use Search and replace to convert the Expanding hotspots to perhaps simple HTML using the Acronym tag.
The acronym tag looks like this:
<acronym title="Tooltip text presented to user goes here">Text the user mouses over to see tooltip goes here</acronym>