Re: How to rid yourself of the "Powered By RoboHelp" banner

Subject: Re: How to rid yourself of the "Powered By RoboHelp" banner
From: Vikas Arya <varya -at- quark -dot- co -dot- in>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 21 Feb 2003 11:03:42 +0530

For those who doesn't want to take help of image editor or who want
to follow a simpler process, I would suggest the use of HTML. It is rather
easier than HTML. Follow these steps:

1. Open the main page (or Home/Index Page) of your help file.
2. Move your mouse cursor to the frame that displays "Powered By Robohelp"
3. Right-click to display a pop-up menu.
4. Select View Source. A notepad displaying source code window will display.
5. Look for 'gsIBanner = "wht_Logo1.gif";' and delete 'wht_Logo1.gif'.
6. Save your work and refresh your browser window.

I hope you will find this relatively easy.


Vikas Arya

Tech Writer,
WorldWide Product Services India,
Quark Systems.
Tel: 91-172-299144

-----Original Message-----
From: Sean Hower [mailto:hokumhome -at- freehomepage -dot- com]
Sent: Thursday, February 20, 2003 11:06 PM
Subject: How to rid yourself of the "Powered By RoboHelp" banner

I'm posting this because a few people asked if I could forward the
information about customizing the "Powered By RoboHelp" banner and About
window. These tips work for RH 2002. This isn't the exact information, but a
summary/rewriting of what I got and adds some extra info based on the couple
of experiments I've done so far.

--Logo in main window--
Use the skin editor to change the banner graphic in your compiled project.
Select the Toolbar tab > Select Logo under Main > Click the pencil icon.
You can specify the graphic and what text appears for "Authored by." But
that's it. The graphic is either wht_logo1.gif or wht_logo2.gif in the
WebHelp folder of your compiled project. If just you save these files as
your corporate logo, RoboHelp replaces them with the "Powered By" graphic
each time you compile (that's because it's building the project from a

--Content of About window--
When you click the "Powered By RoboHelp" banner, an About window appears.
This is the offending window that has a link EHelp's web site and other
"free" advertising for RoboHelp.
The About window is an html file called "whskin_banner.htm" You need to know
HTML, and some JavaScript would be helpful to change it. It's located in the
WebHelp folder of your compiled project. It's also located in the

RoboHelp Office\RoboHTML\WebHelp5Ext\template_skin


You have two options for changing this file. You can either change the
template file (in which case you need to take all of the appropriate
measures to ensure that you have an original copy of the file), or you can
change it in your compiled help file (in which you have to have a copy of
the altered file saved somewhere outside of the project because RoboHelp
overwrites the file each time you compile the project). The compiled file
looks like any other html page. The file in the template has JavaScript
references that automatically generate some content when you compile your
project. The logo graphics are located in the same template folder.

I opted to change stuff in the template. I simply deleted the content from
whskin_banner.htm that I didn't want and included the content I did want. I
also saved our corporate logo as the logo files. At first, I didn't think
the changes had taken affect, but I just compiled a new WebHelp project this
morning and they seem to have taken, so maybe you have to either shutdown
RoboHelp or reboot your comp. I don't know. Anyway it works fine now, I
don't have the "Powered By RoboHelp" graphic and the popup is completely
customized. Woo Hoo!!!!

ANyway, that's what I've learned so far. If anyone has anything to add, let
me know. :-)


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