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