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[JAVAHELP] Bold in JavaHelp

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Anonymous

All,

You have probably been asked this many times before, but here goes. Does
JavaHelp 1.1.3 allow Bold text? I am using RoboHelp to create help. I am
making some text bold for emphasis but after I compile the help file bold
text does not show up as bold in the JavaHelp window. I tried creating a
character style in RoboHelp as well as just using the Bold button, but
neither approach seems to work. However, my main heading at the top of the
topic is bold, so bold does seem to work somehow in JavaHelp. Has anyone
else had trouble getting bold text to display properly in the JavaHelp window?

Thanks for the help,
Alan

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Taylor, Jo

Alex,

I am also having trouble with JavaHelp/RoboHelp and bold.

RoboHelp generates the following HTML:

style="margin-left:5.75pt;margin-right:6.50pt;margin-top:4.00pt;margin-botto
m:0.00pt;text-align:left;" >Title

Note that it says bold two ways: "font-weight:bold" and "".

This is not rendered as bold by JavaHelp.

How do you get around this?

Jo Taylor

-----Original Message-----
From: Milton Alexander [mailto:mwalexander@FEDEX.COM]
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 1:56 PM
To: JAVAHELP-INTEREST@JAVA.SUN.COM
Subject: Re: [JAVAHELP] Bold in JavaHelp

I've used RoboHelp for several years now. I have no problem with bold text.

Example below:

# $ + K @ Help Procedures
There are two methods to access the COMPASS Help System:

1. Click on Help>Help Contents in the COMPASS menu bar.
2. Depress the F1 key on an active window (Planner by Task, Time Off
Calendar, or a sub menu or selected tab.) This is referred to as being
context-sensitive. That is, the help information displayed is related to the
current active window.

F1 Example:
* Place the cursor on a primary window such as the Employee tab and click on
the window to activate it.
* Press the F1 key. The COMPASS help topic for the window (in this instance
Employee properties) will be displayed.

Either method will display the COMPASS Help System.

alex

Alan Breacher wrote:

All,

You have probably been asked this many times before, but here goes. Does
JavaHelp 1.1.3 allow Bold text? I am using RoboHelp to create help. I am
making some text bold for emphasis but after I compile the help file bold
text does not show up as bold in the JavaHelp window. I tried creating a
character style in RoboHelp as well as just using the Bold button, but
neither approach seems to work. However, my main heading at the top of the
topic is bold, so bold does seem to work somehow in JavaHelp. Has anyone
else had trouble getting bold text to display properly in the JavaHelp
window?

Thanks for the help,
Alan

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David Knopf

Taylor, Jo wrote:

> Alex,
>
> I am also having trouble with JavaHelp/RoboHelp and bold.
>
> RoboHelp generates the following HTML:
>

> style="margin-left:5.75pt;margin-right:6.50pt;margin-top:4.00pt;margin-bottom:0.00pt;text-align:left;"
> >Title


>
> Note that it says *bold* two ways: "font-weight:bold" and "".
>
> This is not rendered as bold by JavaHelp.
>
> How do you get around this?

The internal editor (the so-called "WYSIWYG Editor") in most versions of
RoboHelp HTML produces some HTML code that cannot be rendered in
JavaHelp. That is a nice way of saying that RoboHelp HTML's native
support for JavaHelp is weak. Basically, the best workaround is to use a
different editor to edit the HTML files in your project or, if you only
produce JavaHelp, to use a different authoring tool altogether. Helen is
a nice JavaHelp development environment (http://www.software7.com),
though it does not include an HTML editor. Dreamweaver is an outstanding
HTML editor (actually a complete web development environment).

Milton's boldfacing is working because he is using RoboHelp for Word
(aka RoboHelp Classic), which does generate correct tag pairs.

Regards,

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Ulrich Hilger

Hi Alex,

there are other alternatives for authoring HTML as well as JavaHelp which
are not as high in price as Dreamweaver. I happen to offer a free open
source software completely in Java named SimplyHTML to edit HTML
http://www.lightdev.com/page3.htm

Kind regards
Ulrich

----- Original Message -----
From: "David Knopf"
To:
Sent: Friday, October 17, 2003 8:16 PM
Subject: Re: [JAVAHELP] Bold in JavaHelp

> Taylor, Jo wrote:
>
> > Alex,
> >
> > I am also having trouble with JavaHelp/RoboHelp and bold.
> >
> > RoboHelp generates the following HTML:
> >

> >
style="margin-left:5.75pt;margin-right:6.50pt;margin-top:4.00pt;margin-botto
m:0.00pt;text-align:left;"
> > >Title


> >
> > Note that it says *bold* two ways: "font-weight:bold" and "".
> >
> > This is not rendered as bold by JavaHelp.
> >
> > How do you get around this?
>
>
> The internal editor (the so-called "WYSIWYG Editor") in most versions of
> RoboHelp HTML produces some HTML code that cannot be rendered in
> JavaHelp. That is a nice way of saying that RoboHelp HTML's native
> support for JavaHelp is weak. Basically, the best workaround is to use a
> different editor to edit the HTML files in your project or, if you only
> produce JavaHelp, to use a different authoring tool altogether. Helen is
> a nice JavaHelp development environment (http://www.software7.com),
> though it does not include an HTML editor. Dreamweaver is an outstanding
> HTML editor (actually a complete web development environment).
>
> Milton's boldfacing is working because he is using RoboHelp for Word
> (aka RoboHelp Classic), which does generate correct tag pairs.
>
> Regards,
>
>

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