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Can you control the initial page width of HTML5 help?

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Hi, all.

I am creating HTML5 help from FrameMaker 2015, and I would like to set the initial page width to 4 inches. I've looked at editing the Layout and creating an HTML page template, and so far I haven't found a control to do this.

Does anyone know of a way?

Thanks.

--Nancy

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Can you control the initial page width of HTML5 help?

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Hi, all.

I am creating HTML5 help from FrameMaker 2015, and I would like to set the initial page width to 4 inches. I've looked at editing the Layout and creating an HTML page template, and so far I haven't found a control to do this.

Does anyone know of a way?

Thanks.

--Nancy

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Even if FM2015 exposed that control, I suspect that you would need to specify either a number of pixels or a percentage of the screen because, after all, how is it going to know that it's being opened for the first time on a screen that's bigger than 4 inches?

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I'm thinking that it's irrelevant whether the screen is 4" wide or 24" wide. I only want to set the max initial opening size. People can then open it wider if they like.

If I'm not understanding you, let me know.

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You're creating Responsive HTML5 output - it's going to detect what size of screen the HTML is being displayed on and resize itself accordingly. If you set the initial size to 4 inches & I view it on a phone that's only 2 inches across, it's not going to be able to to set itself to 4 inches.

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Hmmm. I don't want that opening size to be rigid across all screen widths.

If the screen is, say, 8 inches wide, or wider, I want the help window to be 4" wide upon opening. However, if the screen is smaller, then I want the regular responsive sizing to take effect.

It seems like the layout is the place to control this, right? I mean, when I first open index.html in a browser, the browser window does not open to cover the entire desktop. The width of the browser window must be set somewhere, maybe as a percentage of the width of the desktop. I wonder if that control can be set.

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I suspect that you would need to code that yourself in the HTML Page Template and css to be used.

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