5 Replies Latest reply on Dec 21, 2011 1:07 AM by Peter Grainge

    Robohelp html 7 to 9 upgrade issues

    Diech Level 1

      I've just upgraded 23 help systems from Robohelp 7 to 9.0.1.262.

      Just to state up front:

      My paragrah text is Arial size 10.

      When the origianl help topics were written, the writers did not assign a special style to numbered steps and text in tables. They just used the "Normal" style paragraph text in tables, and when they wanted a numbered list, they applied the numbering manually.

      There are specific styles for heading 1, 2, 3.

       

      With that said, since the upgrade, I'm seeing weird formatting:

       

      • Heading 1 in Times New Roman
      • Bolded text in paragraphs that looks like extra heavy bolding.
      • The spacing above and below text in tables is 14 pt. It didn't have that spacing before.
      • For numbered lists, the actual number is Times New Roman, but the text is Arial.

       

      Are these problems caused by going from html to xhtml? Does this mean that I need to make changes in the css file? Or, do I need to create specific styles for numbered lists and tables? I'm not a "super user." I've never tweeked Robohelp before.

       

      I hope someome can help me as soon as possible?

        • 2. Re: Robohelp html 7 to 9 upgrade issues
          Diech Level 1

          Hi Rick:

           

          Thank you for your response. I used the "down-and-dirty" solution: select the Convert RoboHelp-edited topics to HTML option. It solved the extra spacing in the tables, which is great! I still have the font issue in some of the topics. That makes me think that the problem is not in the css file? It must be in the coding in the individual topic? Should I just look at the code in a topic that displays correctly and compare it to the code in a topic that's displaying incorrectly? Does this have anything to do with the uppercase P verses the lowercase p?

           

          Thanks!

          Diech

          • 3. Re: Robohelp html 7 to 9 upgrade issues
            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

            Yes. Change the case so that it is consistent.

             


            See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

             

            @petergrainge

            • 4. Re: Robohelp html 7 to 9 upgrade issues
              Diech Level 1

              Hi Peter:

               

              Thank you for your response. Here is the content of the .css file. Just to confirm what you're recommending: Change all occurrences of the uppercase P to lower case in each project? Will this change correct the scattered font problem (some topics display in Times New Roman instead of Arial).

               

              = = = = = = = =

               

              /*Created with Adobe RoboHelp.*/
              P {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-size: 10.0pt;
              color: #000000;
              }
              LI.P {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-size: 10.0pt;
              color: #000000;
              }
              H1 {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-weight: bold;
              font-size: 12.0pt;
              color: #800000;
              }
              LI.H1 {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-weight: bold;
              font-size: 12.0pt;
              color: #800000;
              }
              H2 {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-size: 10.0pt;
              color: #008080;
              margin-top: 26pt;
              }
              LI.H2 {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-size: 10.0pt;
              color: #008080;
              }
              BODY {
              background-color: #ffffff;
              }
              P.Bullets {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-size: 10.0pt;
              list-style-type: disc;
              list-style-position: outside;
              color: #000000;
              margin-top: 14pt;
              }
              LI.P-Bullets {
              font-family: Arial;
              font-size: 10.0pt;
              list-style-type: disc;
              list-style-position: outside;
              color: #000000;
              }
              A.expandspot {
              cursor: hand;
              color: #008000;
              font-style: normal;
              }
              SPAN.expandtext {
              color: #ff0000;
              font-weight: normal;
              font-style: italic;
              }
              A.dropspot {
              font-style: italic;
              cursor: hand;
              color: #008000;
              }
              A.glossterm {
              cursor: hand;
              color: #800000;
              font-style: normal;
              }
              SPAN.glosstext {
              font-size: 10pt;
              font-weight: normal;
              font-style: normal;
              font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
              color: #008000;
              }
              H3 {
              font-size: 10pt;
              font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
              }
              LI.H3 {
              font-size: 10pt;
              font-family: Arial, sans-serif;
              }

               

              = = = = = = = = =
              In the .css file, the default paragraph font does not allow edits (currently it's Times New Roman), and it displays this:

               

              The quick KADOV-PURGE-STYLE fox jumps!

               

              Is this why some of my topics display in Times New Roman and instead of Arial? If so, will Robohelp let me create a new paragraph font, then let me designate it as the default? (Note: When I click the Help button for this Style dialog box, I only get help for table styles.)

               

              Thank you,

              Diech

              • 5. Re: Robohelp html 7 to 9 upgrade issues
                Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                I'm thinking that if you click in a paragraph that shows in TNR you will see the style in the toobar is showing as None. You need to apply Normal and then you will see whatever is defined by the P tag.

                 


                See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                 

                @petergrainge