i am really struggling with the css and the bulleted and number list format.
i have so many questions i do not know where to begin so i will start with what i think should be just plain common sense:
1. i originally imported a css into the robohelp 8 project and have worked for a couple of weeks trying to straighten out the styles with no success
so today i started from scratch creating a new cascading style sheet but i have real questions about what i have created, where i can see it, how i can apply it and how it DOES NOT reflect in the toolbar styles drop down list.
i have a custom style sheet that clearly shows i have a list style defined called 'bullet1'. i can see the style in my formatting pod (pane) but i do not see it in the styles drop down list on the formatting toolbar. so why are my styles from my CSS not in the styles drop down list on the formatting toolbar and also, when i apply a style (say from the formatting pod/pane) shouldnt the drop down styles list reflect the style name when it is clicked on? For example: i clearly applied the bullet1 style (from the formatting pod/pane) and saved the topic. when i go and click on the bullet1 list, the style drop down on the formatting menu still says (none). no matter what i do, the only style that is reflected in the styles drop down field on the formatting toolbar (when i click on the text) is heading1 and heading2 but other than that, any numbered or bulleted style i create and apply does not show that that style has been applied.
what is the difference between the formatting pod (Pane) and the styles drop down list on the formatting toolbar? from experience with word, the styles drop down list on the formatting toolbar should reflect the current style when a character or paragraph is selected....it does not here in robohelp.
why does the style drop down list only show a few styles out of all of the styles that show in my CSS?
can i assume that if i have a css created and applied TO ALL topics in the project that the 'formatting' pod/pane will show only those styles from that css? i am very confused on what i am seeing in the formatting pod/pane. are these JUST the custom styles created for a particular style sheet? are these ALL styles available in robohelp?
i am not liking how difficult it is to create a style (specifically bullets and numbers) , apply a style and to view the style that has been applied!
I don't currently have a copy of RH8 to confirm with, but I believe the styles drop-down on the toolbar only shows "paragraph" styles. So in the styles pod, the "Paragraphs" section should match what is in the toolbar. Possibly also 'character' styles display, but I'm unsure. I think that should answer Q1-3.
I believe the Styles pod should show the styles for the .css attached to the current topic. So if you have three .css files, the list you see will depend on which is attached the topic you are currently viewing. Again, I don't have RH8 to double-check this, so I could be mis-remembering.
Drop down list shows paragraphs, headings and character styles. Also when you create a class style (.myclass) without a element selector, this style will show in the drop down list.
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