What output are you creating?
Could this be a browser issue? Box-shadow is css3 and not all browsers support the (vanilla) css statement. See http://www.css3.info/preview/box-shadow/ for browser-specific tags and browser support.
For CHM/IE you will need to use an ugly solutions called a filter. See: http://ole-laursen.blogspot.com/2009/08/using-css3-box-shadow-with-ie.html There's a chance that it simply will not work in CHM.
Message was edited by: Willam van Weelden - Fixed typo
Thank you for your answer.
It was a browser problem (webHelp) und chm problem.
But with this solution it works.
I didn't think about it because on my website it works with IE, too.
And there I took the same snippet.
In PDF(printed documentation) it doesn't work, but I need shadow in my pdf export, too. Have you some idea?
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I guess it works in IE9 on strict mode. A CHM uses a different mode and the css is not recognized. It really is an IE shortcoming.
For your printed documentation you can modify you style mapping.dot to get the results that you want. But note that you can only get what Word allows and that is rather limited in this respect. For more information, check out Peter's site: http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/printing/printing.htm
As it sounds like you want the drop shadow in all outputs, you could modify the images in an image editor such as Photoshop or Paint Shop Pro to embed a drop shadow in the image itself. Possibly this could also be achieved in Snagit - it has some editing capacity, but I haven't played with it enough to know its full capabilities.
I know it's a bit of a chore initially, but quick to apply when taking new images, and no faffing around in Word, either.
Yipper, drop shadow is a pretty simple single click operation in SnagIt. Just one of the ten million or so things I dearly love about that application!
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