Indents are wrong in .chm/HTML5 output from FM 2015

Explorer ,
Mar 22, 2017

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Hi, all.

This problem is as old as the hills; it seems to me that indents have been wrong in help output ever since I was struggling with Forehelp (remember Forehelp?) back in the day.

BUT... I'm struggling with it now with regard to my .chm file and HTML5 outout from FM 2015. Bullets and numbered items wrap incorrectly.

Framemaker source file:

FrameSource.png

.chm output:

CHMOutput.png

HTML5 output is even worse:

HTML5Output.png

Does anyone have any idea what is going on here? I have to say, the Publish/Settings user interface is far from clear, and I have not had any success editing the Block settings -- or any other settings -- to get a satisfactory result.

All suggestions gratefully received.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2017

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"Publish/Settings user interface is far from clear" - that's an understatement ;>)

They took the engine out of RH to create help output, but didn't give you the dashboard controls to run it.

Anyway, the bullet issue looks like that setting in the Conversion Settings screens on how lists get translated (I'm assuming that you've got a separate bullet para tag defined in FM, right?) It should crank out an unordered list element in the resulting HTML (one of those ul tags) that you should be able to control with the CSS applied.

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Mar 23, 2017

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Hi, Jeff.

I searched my FM project directory for the .css file, found it, and changed the color of body text to FF0000 (red). I republished the .chm, but there is no change to the color of the body text. I have some followup questions:

1. Is the .css file somehow not attached to my project?

2. If it isn't, and I need to attach it, how do I do that?

3. I have edited the Publish/Settings/Block settings for some of my paragraph formats. If I attach the .css to my project, will those settings be overwritten?

Thanks.

--Nancy

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 23, 2017

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I think it creates a default css to use named for the FM doc - that what I just found in a quick look of my FMOutput folder; I think you can assign one (actually pick one) in the Settings - in the Outputs tab there seems to be a "Override Style" checkbox that allows you to Import a css file.

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OK, just tried using that - it creates a [output_name]_stylesheet.css fie in the output folder - the topic's HTML now includes 2 lines of css to use - the first is the one called [FM_doc_name].css and the second is that [output_name]_stylesheet.css (which contains the guts of my css file that I told it to import - why it just didn't keep the same name I don't know)

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