Tools -- RoboHelp/Webhelp style alignment issues in Firefox

Subject: Tools -- RoboHelp/Webhelp style alignment issues in Firefox
From: Jeffrey Barnes <jbarnes -at- sendmail -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Wed, 21 Jan 2009 09:07:59 -0800

Hi all,

I'm publishing an extensive Webhelp project using RoboHelp 7.2 as my
authoring system.

After composing a webhelp project with primary and secondary
(supporting) steps portrayed, Firefox doesn't play nice with the
indentations that keep the information grouped visually.

Upon setting up my style sheet, it works great in IE, and looks like this.

1. Do this
(.25 inch indent) a. Do this
(.25 inch indent) b. then do this
(.25 inch indent) c. save
2. Then do this, etc.

In Firefox, it looks like this (everything is aligned per the UL/OL
basic settings:

1. do this
a. do this
b. then do this
c. save
2. Then do this...

So it's not picking up the style tweaks per the base .css file.
I had read the browser issues portion of the troubleshooting
site for working with ordered and unordered lists. I have played a
little with the corresponding _ns.css stylesheet file for Firefox
browsers, but to no avail.

Am I able to attain this level of indentation by editing the _ns.css
stylesheet, adjusting the original .css file pre/post generation, or do
I have to accept this as a limitation for Firefox and format the text
manually? I'd rather not do the latter, as the project has 588 topics.

Thanks for any insight you can provide.

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