I am using RoboHelp HTML version 7. I often change sections
of text to red to indicate a section I want to make sure is
reviewed. After the review occurs and I have made my edits, I set
the text back to automatic under the Change Font Color button.
However, when I select Automatic, RoboHELP inserts the style tag
I did not realize that this was happening until today when I
installed FireFox 3.0. The browser recognizes the transparent style
and thus large sections of my online help disappeared.
Is selecting Automatic actually supposed to be doing this? My
CSS files do not have anything about transparent text in them so I
cannot figure out why this happened or how I can prevent it. I did
a search of all my help files and was able to remove the
transparent style. Any advice as to how to prevent this is much
I'd suggest creating a style called "review" with a font
color of red. Apply that style to paragraphs that you want
When you change the red paragraphs back, apply the "Normal"
style (or whatever style you use for the text).
Personally, I would never use the font color picker directly
on text. As you have found, it adds extra code that may become
problematic. (I would guess that if you're changing the font color
to red using that same color picker, RH is adding
style="color: #FF0000" or
style="color: red" to your code. Stick to styles whenever
possible, and your code will be cleaner.