DHTML basics

Add DHTML effects to a topic

1)Open a topic in the Design Editor and select an element. Do one of the following:

Select text.

For paragraph-based effects, click inside the paragraph.

For positioned boxes, select the text box so you see gray boxes on its edges.

2)Select Insert > DHTML > Effects > Effects.

3)From the When list, select the event for initiating the effect.

4)From the What list, select the effect you want to apply.

5)From the Settings list, adjust the properties.

The DHTML effect appears with light gray hash marks HashMarks.png.

tip:   To ensure that you apply the effect to the correct topic, use the Design tag list.

Apply DHTML effects to multiple paragraphs

1)In the topic, click where you want the text box.

2)Select Insert > HTML > Text Box.

3)Right-click the box, and select Text Box Properties. Set properties.

4)Type text in the box.

5)Click to select the box.

6)Select Insert > DHTML > Effects > Effects.

7)From the When list, select the event for initiating the effect.

8)From the What list, select the effect you want to apply.

9)From the Settings list, adjust the properties.

Update DHTML effects in a topic

Update Dynamic HTML (DHTML) effects by resaving topics in either of these two situations:

You add or modify a style to include a Dynamic HTML effect. In this case, resave all topics attached to the style sheet so that they include code for creating the effect.

You’re able to open a project in a version of RoboHelp earlier than version 8.0.

You can resave the topics at the prompt or update them later by clicking the Design tab and selecting Tools > Scripts > Update DHTML.

Change or remove DHTML effects

1)Open the topic in the Design Editor.

2)Do one of the following:

Select the topic with the effect that you want to change. Select Insert > DHTML > Effects > Effects.

Select the element to remove, and then select Insert > DHTML > Effects > Remove Effects.

tip:   The EPUB output does not support DHTML effects. To exclude DHTML effects from the EPUB output, you can use CBTs.


September 30, 2016

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