Join David Rivers for an in-depth discussion in this video Working with user-defined variables, part of RoboHelp 9 HTML Essential Training.
If you know there are certain content that you're going to be using more…than once in a project, you might consider using something called a user-defined variable.…Imagine, for example, you wanted to add copyright information to the bottom…of every topic. You could create that once and then copy and paste it…throughout your topics.…If you need to make a change to that content, however, you'll have to make…changes everywhere you pasted it.…So a better option is to use that user-defined variable we're going to talk…about right now, as we continue working with our using LDC tags project.…
Let's just expand our Getting Started TOC book and then double-click Welcome.…We'll start there, right at the very first topic.…And as we scroll down towards the bottom, let's create a little extra space by…clicking at the end of How To Use lynda.com and hit Enter a couple of times.…This would be a great place to add that copyright information.…We could start typing, but instead, let's use a user-defined variable.…
- 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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