Using the Style Mapping WYSIWYG editor

The Style Mapping WYSIWYG editor, allows you to map the formats that are available in the current document template to alternative output styles. For example, from the available paragraph formats, you select Heading1. In the FrameMaker template the heading is associated with a specific style. You can then associate Heading1 with alternative output styles.

Note: When you associate a template format with an alternative output style, the source document style remains unaffected.

The WYSIWYG editor allows you to map the styles on the following formats from the current document template to alternative output styles:

  • Paragraph

  • Character

  • Table

  • Cross Reference

To customize the output styles using the WYSIWYG editor:

  1. Click the Change Settings button in the upper-right corner of the Publish dialog.

    When you click the Change Settings button, a menu with the following options displays:

    New Settings:
    Define new settings to associate with this current document.

    Browse Settings:
    Browse for and use a settings file to associate with this current document.

    Edit Settings:
    Edit the current settings.

    For details on working with the settings (sts) file, see Working with the settings (sts) file.

    Import ISF File:
    Import aRoboHelp Import Settings (.isf) file.

    For more details on ISF files, see Using the RoboHelp settings (isf) file.

  2. Choose Edit Settings.

    The Publish Settings dialog displays the list of format types for which you can customize the published output.

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    Publish Settings dialog
  3. To view the list of available formats expand the specific format type list.

    Note: The expanded list displays the formats as they are defined in the template associated with the selected FrameMaker source.
  4. To customize the styles on a selected format, choose the format in the list. Make changes as described in the following sections and save the changes. For details on saving output style and setting changes, see Working with the settings (sts) file.

Customize the paragraph and character formats

  1. Expand the Paragraph or Character format list and choose a format to customize.

    The Style Preview allows you to compare the source style (defined in the Output Style list prior to any customization) with the custom style (defined in the Output Style list, and displayed with an appending asterisk, after customization using the CSS Rule definition dialog).

    To customize the output style for the selected format, you can simply choose an alternative style from the Output Style list.

    Alternatively, to choose from an expanded list of CSS styles, click the Edit Style button to open the CSS Rule definition dialog.

    Note: Say, the selected Output Style is [Source] and you use the CSS Rule definition dialog to customize the style. In this case, the Output Style displayed is appended with an asterisk (*) to indicate customization to the selected style.
  2. To revert style changes click Clear Source.

    Note: The asterisk (*) appended in the Output Sytle is removed to indicate that the style customization is reverted.
  3. You can also use the following options:

    Exclude from Output:
    Exclude the selected tag from the generated output.

    Pagination (Paragraph only):
    Create a Help topic at each occurrence of the selected Word paragraph style. For example, if you select Heading 1 and Pagination (Split into topics based on this style), RoboHelp starts a new topic at every instance of Heading 1.

    User Defined HTML Tag:
    Select or enter a user-defined HTML tag for the selected paragraph style.

    For example:

    A paragraph with style ParaStyleOne is imported in RoboHelp as <p class=ParaStyleOne> Paragraph Text </p>.

    Specifying this string as Pre for the style ParaStyleOne causes RoboHelp to import the paragraphs with the style ParaStyleOne as <pre> Paragraph Text </pre>.

    Autonumber (Paragraph only):
    Ignore
    Choose this option if the autonumber text is relevant only in print format. The converted paragraph does not contain autonumbering. For example, suppose you ignore autonumbering for the FrameMaker paragraph format "Section2 Level." In this case, "Section 1.1: System Requirements" in the source appears as "System Requirements" in the FrameMaker topic generated.

    Convert to HTML List
    Convert the autonumber to HTML lists using HTML tags such as <ol>, <ul>, and <li>.

    Convert to Text
    Retain the appearance of the FrameMaker numbered lists. The autonumber part loses its sequencing properties and appears as part of the paragraph text in FrameMaker topic.

Customize the table format

  1. Expand the Table format list and choose a format to customize.

    The Style Preview allows you to preview the output style of the table.

  2. Choose a table format from the Output Style list.

  3. Besides the style customization, you can also use the following options to customize the formats:

    Caption Style:
    Select Source or Automap.

    Table Size:
    Specify a preferred table width and / or height (in px).

    Cell Size:
    Specify a preferred column width and / or height (in px).

Customize the cross reference format

  1. Expand the Cross Reference format list and choose a format to customize.

    The Style Preview allows you to compare the default style with the custom style.

    Create a cross reference format by using the formats in the Building Blocks table.

    However, you can first choose from the list of available format in the Output Style list.

  2. To build the cross reference format, place the cursor at the specific point in the Output Style box and double-click on a format in the Building Blocks table.

    The format is inserted in the current format.