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Change WebHelp Index Highlight
Aug
01

When you click a term in the index, the selected term is highlighted by a gray background. With some changes, you can style the highlight any way you like. To do this, you have to modify your output files. This means that you need to copy the modified files in your output every time you generate your project.

Change WebHelp Glossary Highlight
Aug
01

When you click a term in the glossary, the selected term is highlighted by a gray background. With some changes, you can style the highlight any way you like. To do this, you have to modify your output files. This means that you need to copy the modified files in your output every time you generate your project.

Change WebHelp TOC Highlight
Jul
29

When you visit a topic, the TOC highlights the visited topic. Normally you can only set the background colour of this highlight. But with some changes to your output files, you can style the highlight any way you like. This means that you need to copy the modified files in your output every time you generate your project.

Change WebHelp Search Highlight
Jul
29

To change the way that WebHelp styles search results, you need to modify the file whtopic.js. In the top of whtopic.js is the variable gsHiliteSearchSetting. This variable has three values separated by commas. The first value controls if highlighting is possible. If the value is enable...

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Get the WebHelp Topic Pane with JavaScript
Jul
29

For many scripts it is important to run a script on the topic alone. For instance, if you create a print button you want to print only the topic pane. The following function will return the topic pane so that you can run scripts on the correct frame.

Expand drop-downs and expandspots with search results
Jul
29

Whenever a user searches the WebHelp, search results in drop-downs and expandspots are hidden. With the following modifications you can open drop-downs and expand-spots when a search result is contained in a drop-down or expandspot.

Check whether the navigation pane is visible
Jul
28

You can use the following function to check whether the navigation pane in WebHelp is visible. The function returns true when the navigation pane is visible. The function returns false when the navigation pane is hidden or when the skin is not shown at all.

To be able to use this script everywhere in your output, add the function from the JavaScript file to...

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Browse sequences in topics
Jul
27

When you output WebHelp using the default skin, you get the links for browse sequences in your topic. When you use another skin, the browse sequence links are in the navigation pane.

Variable to lower case
Jul
27

his simple widget allows you to set a Captivate variable to lower case. You set the variable to convert to lower case and you set the variable to store the new lower case string in.

Captivate movies in RoboHelp
Jul
27

There are several ways of adding Captivate movies in RoboHelp projects. In WebHelp my preferred way is to put the movie into a popup. This way the movie doesn't clutter the text. The downside of the default RoboHelp method is that you need to add an extra topic just to hold the Captivate movie.

But I want to add only the SWF without having to create extra topics. The attached script provides a function to automatically create a popup for Captivate movies. The script generates the...

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