10 Replies Latest reply on Sep 25, 2011 11:44 PM by Willam van Weelden

    No Sense to RH8 Styles

    rphox2003 Level 1

      I'm trying to set styles in RH8 (especially multilevel lists) and cannot find the logic.

       

      I create the style in RH, but cannot get enough control over indent and spacing. So I'm editing the CSS and every little change has unexpected results.

      For example in the 2nd level, I don't want numbering so I changed the line to:

           x-lvl-2-type: ;

      and RH inserts upper case letters to begin each line.

       

      Any help?

        • 1. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
          rphox2003 Level 1

          One more thing - I just noticed when I make a change (via the CSS) to the style mention above, a totally unrelated style gets messed up.

          • 2. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

            Take a look at Lists on my site.

             


            See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

             

            @petergrainge

            • 3. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
              rphox2003 Level 1

              Thanks. I looked at your site. But I think I have everything correctly defined.

               

              Here's the style:

              rh-list.FTProcSubStep {

              x-lvl-3-type: lower-roman;

              x-lvl-3-format: "<x>&c";

              x-lvl-3-margin: 40px;

              x-lvl-4-type: decimal;

              x-lvl-4-format: "&o<x>&c";

              x-lvl-4-margin: 60px;

              x-lvl-5-format: "&o<x>&c";

              x-lvl-5-margin: 80px;

              x-lvl-6-type: lower-roman;

              x-lvl-6-format: "&o<x>&c";

              x-lvl-6-margin: 100px;

              x-lvl-8-type: lower-alpha;

              x-lvl-8-margin: 140px;

              x-lvl-7-format: "<x>.";

              x-lvl-7-margin: 120px;

              x-lvl-9-type: lower-roman;

              x-lvl-9-margin: 160px;

              x-lvl-1-type: lower-alpha;

              x-lvl-1-format: "<x>";

              x-lvl-2-format: "<x>";

              x-lvl-1-margin: 17.5pt;

              x-lvl-1-p-class: bodytext;

              x-lvl-1-p-tag: p;

              x-level-count: 9;

              x-lvl-2-type: ;

              x-lvl-2-margin: 40px;

              x-lvl-2-p-class: bodytext;

              x-lvl-2-p-tag: p;

              }

               

              The lvl-1 does give a lower case letter. But lvl-2 gives an upper case letter instead of the no numbering that I want (

              x-lvl-2-type)

              • 4. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                Hard to tell whether your RoboHelp Multilevel lists are correctly defined in the css. RoboHelp Multilevel Lists are not HTML lists and the style in your CSS is a RH interpretation and not CSS. So it's not that strange that the styles don't make sense I played around with the css but I gave up after a couple of minutes.

                 

                For RoboHelp Multilevel Lists, use the built-in style editor unless you want to be pulling your hear out in frustration. See Peter's site or some good info on RoboHelp Multilevel Lists and how to set them up with the style editor.

                 

                Greet,

                 

                Willam

                • 5. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                  Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                  x-lvl-4-format: "";

                   

                  At whatever level insert nothing between the quotes. You will have to do that manually because of a bug. That is what should happen if you select None but it doesn't.

                   

                  Whenever you edit a style using the built is editor, it is likely to change that to something else so check what happens.

                   


                  See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                   

                  @petergrainge

                  • 6. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                    rphox2003 Level 1

                    OK. This isn't funny anymore.

                     

                    I'm trying a new tact and it's just as bad. I need to set up styles that enable me to have multi-step procedures with a numbered/lettered para (action) followed by an un-numbered/unlettered para (result). Each with descending levels of indentations.

                     

                    So now I've set up a multilevel list that produces this:

                    3.      Action

                         a     Action

                              i     Action

                              ii    Action

                         b     Action

                              i     Action

                              ii     Action

                    4.     Action

                     

                    Then I created simple para styles that will insert results (properly indented) after every action. But apparently RH will not allow me to insert a para style inside a multilevel list! Is this possible!?! I simply want to get the following:

                    3.      Action

                         a     Action

                                Result

                              i     Action

                                    Result

                              ii    Action

                                    Result

                         b     Action

                                Result

                              i     Action

                                    Result

                              ii     Action

                                    Result

                    4.     Action

                    • 7. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                      Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                      So your list starts something like this

                       

                      1] Item

                           a] Item

                           b] Item

                      2] Item

                       

                      but now you want to insert some non list paragraphs.

                       

                      Put the cursor after b] Item and press Enter.

                       

                      Now click the numbering icon and that line is no longer a list. You can add whatever you want.

                       


                      See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                       

                      @petergrainge

                      • 8. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                        Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                        RPHOX 2003

                         

                        Working now?

                         


                        See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                         

                        @petergrainge

                        • 9. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                          rphox2003 Level 1

                          Yes, all is working now. Thanks.

                           

                          I just wonder what people do who don't know HTML. Not a very user-friendly environment.

                           

                          Thanks again for all your help.

                          • 10. Re: No Sense to RH8 Styles
                            Willam van Weelden Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                            I just wonder what people do who don't know HTML.

                            LOL, post on the forum of course

                             

                            Greet,

                             

                            Willam