Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Creating custom skins, part of RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training.
If you were following along in the previous lesson, you know you can really…change the look and feel of your project when you generate it by selecting a Skin.…With our Primary Layout selected as WebHelp, we had a number of Skins to choose from.…But did you know you can actually customize those Skins as well?…One thing you should keep in mind however is that WebHelp Skins are very easily…customizable via the Skins Editor, we're going to see that momentarily.…But you'll need a developer's kit to create and customize FlashHelp Skins…if you're into that.…
And for more information you'll have to refer to the FlashHelp SDK, Software…Developer Kit, that comes with RoboHelp, and you can find it right in the same…folder where RoboHelp is installed on your computer.…The SDK explains everything on how to create FlashHelp Skins and it even…includes some master pages to get you off on the right foot.…But we're going to focus on WebHelp here because we can use the Skin's Editor…and the easiest way to customize a Skin is not just start from scratch but to…
- Touring the interface and workspaces
- Creating a project and importing content
- Auto-creating a TOC
- Merging help projects
- Generating FlashHelp output
- Controlling page layout with tables and DHTML
- Creating indexes, search terms, and glossary terms
- Building forms with buttons and check boxes
- Controlling output with conditional text
- Creating skins and master pages
- Reviewing projects and managing comments and changes
- Applying ActiveX controls
- Generating printed documents
Skill Level Beginner
Q: When I insert the ActiveX Calendar control and try to hide the title by setting the ShowTitle property to false, the title is not removed and remains visible. Why is this happening?
A: There are many ActiveX controls available and many versions of a control may exist. Different versions of a control can behave differently. Certain properties may work in one version of a control and not in another. ActiveX controls can be installed on your computer by different programs other than RoboHelp, such as Microsoft Excel and Access. In this title, version 11.0 of the Calendar control is used. If you are using a different version of the Calendar control, the ShowTitle property may not work properly. Go to www.microsoft.com to learn more about ActiveX controls and their properties.
1. Getting to Know RoboHelp
2. Creating WebHelp Projects
3. Merging Projects
4. Formatting Topics
5. Creating FlashHelp Projects
6. Using Graphics and Multimedia
7. Using Tags, Variables, and Snippets
Using multiple TOCs2m 56s
8. Working with Tables and DHTML
9. Working with Indexes and Searches
10. Using Forms and Frames
11. Using Skins and Master Pages
12. Reviewing Projects and Collaborating
13. Using ActiveX Controls
14. Generating Printed Documents
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