Re: Relationship bt RoboH styles and .css

Subject: Re: Relationship bt RoboH styles and .css
From: Robert Lauriston <robert -at- lauriston -dot- com>
To: Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net>, TECHWR-L Writing <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 3 May 2016 14:04:54 -0700

Rather than starting from scratch, why not start with one of the
included layouts / skins and tweak it?

If you have TCS, I'd put the source in FrameMaker. That's much more
powerful than standalone RoboHelp. Let RoboHelp pick up the styles
from FrameMaker, then tweak them with CSS as necessary.

On Tue, May 3, 2016 at 12:32 PM, Nancy Allison <maker -at- verizon -dot- net> wrote:
> Hi, all.
> I'm designing a help system from the ground up. Before I slave over a
> couple dozen RoboHelp styles, I'm wondering, just how good do the RH
> styles need to be? For example, let's say that for final help system
> output, I want the second-level bullet to use a different font, use a
> different color, display a certain bullet icon, indent to a non-default
> tab that I need to set, and wrap around to a non-default location.
> Like, say, this:
> * Indented twice, let's say to a precise point, not a default, and in
> lovely forest green Trebuchet MS, and refined by a few other
> hairsplitting tweaks
> But -- do I need to do all that in RoboHelp? Or, could I not bother
> with formatting refinements and just create a basic "bullet 2" style
> that can then be mapped to the .css "bullet 2." I might just change the
> color and remember that bullet 2s are purple. Like this:
> Regular body text regular body text regular body text regular body text
> regular body text regular.
> Bullet 2 text bullet 2 text bullet 2 text bullet 2 text bullet 2 text
> bullet 2 text bullet 2 text bullet 2 text bullet 2 text
> Could I reserve all my effort for the css and let the RH styles have
> almost no definition?
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