Re: em dash

Subject: Re: em dash
From: "Susan W. Gallagher" <sgallagher -at- EXPERSOFT -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 25 Feb 1997 11:04:27 -0800

At 11:25 AM 2/25/97 -0700, Stephanie Holland wrote:

>Does anyone know if there's a way to create an em dash in a RoboHelp
>file without using RoboHelp's bitmap of an em dash? We're using RoboHelp
>4.
>
>I'd like to be able to use text instead of a bitmap. The Insert Symbols
>method isn't working. The em dashes we think we're creating get turned
>into vertical slash marks when we make the .doc file into a .hlp file.

The problem is that the winhelp engine doesn't support Symbol font,
and that's what you're getting when you Insert>Symbol.

Additionally, if you're using MS Sans, there is no native em dash.
The em dash in normal fonts is in the 0151 position, and that's a
vertical bar in MS Sans.

This is why I use Ariel rather than MS Sans for online help -- it
*does* have a native em dash, bullet, etc. If you change your normal
font to Ariel and use Alt+0151 on the number pad to insert the em,
you shouldn't encounter this problem.

Sue Gallagher
sgallagher -at- expersoft -dot- com
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