Alignment does not show up in the properties window

New Here ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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I upgraded an older project to robohelp 2020. When I put my cursor in my already numbered text, the alignment option does not show up in the properties window. Only if I type in new text. Any suggestions?

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Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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I'm not clear what you are saying here. I think by "alignment option" you mean the ruler. 

 

Then do you mean the ruler in 2020 only works for new content, not upgraded content?

 

A screenshot might help. Please use the photo icon to insert images within the post. Some supporters will not open attachments for security reasons and if you do download, you are then not seeing the image inline with the text. Then thanks to a quirk of this forum you have to close the thread and reopen it before you can reply. Crazy but that's the way it is.

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Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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I would love to find the ruler. Do you know how to display that?

But when I have my cursor in the text, the alignment > does not display in the properties window on the right. So I can't change the alignement for the text or move it over one way or the other.

 

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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To view the ruler, click the View menu. 

 

To see where to change alignment you need to expand the menu options you see on the right. They cannot differ between old and new content so I'm still not sure on what you are seeing there.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 08, 2021 Mar 08, 2021

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If you look at the tag hierarchy breadcrumbs in the top left of your screenshot, you can see that your cursor is inside a span tag. Span is an inline element, rather than a block element, so can't be aligned (imagine trying to align one word in the middle of a paragraph, rather than aligning the whole paragraph).

 

What you can do is click on the p tag in those breadcrumbs to select the paragraph, then the Alignment section will show up. You can also click outside to span, but sometimes that's impossible, depending on where the span tags are - so using the breadcrumbs is your best bet, in my opinion.

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Mar 19, 2021 Mar 19, 2021

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Thank you. That was very helpful!!

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Community Beginner ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Hi, I just installed the latest RH 2020 update, to 4.173, I also cannot find the Alignment.  It seems to be gone.  Prior to this, I just selected the OL or LI tag in the breadcrumbs and could align things that way.  I no longer see that option in the right-hand menu.  I can't even recall where it was since I'm so new to RH 2020.  Did Adobe move or remove it?  Thanks.

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Adobe Employee ,
Apr 09, 2021 Apr 09, 2021

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Please look in the Font section of the Content Properties.

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