Re: Ergh, RoboHelp is Driving Me Crazy!

Subject: Re: Ergh, RoboHelp is Driving Me Crazy!
From: "Rick Stone" <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: "Amy Gale" <amyg -at- grammatech -dot- com>, <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Sat, 28 Jan 2006 00:28:13 -0600

Hi all

FWIW, I think Philip answered his own question here.

He said:
All four affected files have one thing in common; the content was
cut-and-pasted from an old MSWord file. Other than that, I have no idea
what could be causing the problem. Why won't the stylesheets override
whatever is hidden in the old Word inline styles, and why is my one
topic being consistently dropped?

The thing is, a linked style sheet will never Ever EVER override *INLINE* formatting. Inline formatting trumps linked style sheets and embedded styles every time.

My guess is that you will need to remove the inline formatting. This is one reason I've always taken the basic approach of always copying from Word and pasting into Notepad first. Then I get pure ASCII text from Notepad to paste into topics. No weird formatting or anything of the sort.

Cheers... Rick :)

----- Original Message ----- From: "Amy Gale" <amyg -at- grammatech -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2006 4:36 PM
Subject: Re: Ergh, RoboHelp is Driving Me Crazy!

Phillip Gochenour wrote:

I have one thing to accomplish today and RoboHelp is driving me crazy.

I am attempting to output a draft of an implementation guide to .chm.
When I output to WebHelp, everything is perfect. When I output to .chm,
there is a topic that gets dropped from the TOC, and three topics that
show up with the wrong font formatting.

I have checked the code, and all of the weirdly formatted files have the
proper stylesheet attached. I tried copying the text, deleting the
files, and then pasting the text back into a new file, with the same


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Ergh, RoboHelp is Driving Me Crazy!: From: Phillip Gochenour
Re: Ergh, RoboHelp is Driving Me Crazy!: From: Amy Gale

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