RE: Subject: "Powered by RoboHelp" go bye-bye!!

Subject: RE: Subject: "Powered by RoboHelp" go bye-bye!!
From: "Daniel Heath" <DHeath -at- hteinc -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- raycomm -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 30 Aug 2004 10:02:13 -0400

Hi Rick,

Thanks for sharing this procedure! I just applied it to our skin and it looks great. In addition to not having to worry about anyone clicking on the 1x1 transparent graphic, I like that it buys us more real estate for the Search field and our other custom buttons. Even though the graphic was only 1 pixel wide, with padding etc. the space it occupies is visible (and wasted).

I used an old copy of your "Skinny on Skins" extensively when I designed our skins over a year ago. I just downloaded the new one and look forward to discovering what other new tricks your incorporated.

Thanks again,


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Remove the Powered By RoboHelp button (the easy way)

*NOTE: I've seen countless forum posts asking how to remove the Powered By
RoboHelp image. Often, others post a solution that requires you to remember
to manually adjust output files each time WebHelp is generated. Using this
method, there is no post generation tweaking required.

This process works for WebHelp only. It will not work for FlashHelp systems.
For FlashHelp, try this topic.

During one of my research forays mapping the .SKN file to the Skin Editor
dialogs, I unearthed yet another totally different and fairly simple method
to banish this button from the toolbar. The advantage of this method over
the others presented in the Skinny on Skins file, is that there is no way
your user could possibly click the 1x1 area. The area is removed from the
toolbar and simply doesn't exist!

Step 1. Using Windows Notepad or any of your favorite ASCII text editors,
locate and open your .SKN file.

*NOTE: Be sure to edit the .SKN file in the !SkinSubFolder!/SkinName
location and NOT in the WebHelp output location.

There is a certain elegance in editing the .SKN file. The elegance appears
in the fact that once the change is made to this file, all subsequent
generations of WebHelp using this skin will reflect the change. No post
generation tweaking is necessary!

Step 2. Locate the following text:

<toolbaritem mode="Logo Mode"

Step 3. Change the text to

<toolbaritem mode="graphic Mode"

Step 4. Close and save the .SKN file

*NOTE: When editing the .SKN file using Windows Notepad, be sure to click
File > Save As and ensure the Encoding: is configured for ANSI. I've seen it
happen before where it somehow thinks I want to save as UTF-8. If saved
using UTF-8, things won't work. WebHelp will appear to generate, but will
refuse to launch as certain elements will not be present.
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Sincerely... Rick :)


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