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Can you add the Highlight search results checkbox to Responsive HTML5 output?

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The Webhelp output has a Highlight search results checkbox like this:

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But the Responsive HTML5 output does not have this option despite highlighting the results:

Highlight search results CB 2.PNG

I don't see any way to add this in the Layout Customization window:

Highlight search results CB 3.PNG

Is it possible to add a checkbox to disable highlighting? We've recently switched to Responsive HTML5 and we've been asked how to turn the highlighting off.

Thanks.

I found a partial solution to this. I found that if you generate the Responsive HTML5 Output, you can edit the html for the main topic under the search section. The Highlight checkbox code is there, but it's set to hidden. You can unhide it. The problem then is that the checkbox doesn't look like the "Display results with all search words" checkbox. You can work out some styling issues if you get creative. It's nowhere near ideal, but we needed to be able to disable the highlighting.

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Can you add the Highlight search results checkbox to Responsive HTML5 output?

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The Webhelp output has a Highlight search results checkbox like this:

Highlight search results CB.PNG

But the Responsive HTML5 output does not have this option despite highlighting the results:

Highlight search results CB 2.PNG

I don't see any way to add this in the Layout Customization window:

Highlight search results CB 3.PNG

Is it possible to add a checkbox to disable highlighting? We've recently switched to Responsive HTML5 and we've been asked how to turn the highlighting off.

Thanks.

I found a partial solution to this. I found that if you generate the Responsive HTML5 Output, you can edit the html for the main topic under the search section. The Highlight checkbox code is there, but it's set to hidden. You can unhide it. The problem then is that the checkbox doesn't look like the "Display results with all search words" checkbox. You can work out some styling issues if you get creative. It's nowhere near ideal, but we needed to be able to disable the highlighting.

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Wish list requests should go to the Adobe Bugbase to get them on their radar. In the meantime, could you change the colour of the highlight to something that matches your background topic colour? Or, there is a hack to one of the .js files that get packaged in WebHelp that you used to be able to default the highlight flag to be off – maybe that flag still exists in the HTML5 code?

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I'm not going to take the time to tell Adobe directly because I sincerely believe they won't care. I posted a few defects and the only one they ever responded to they said they could not reproduce. We've just had to have some of our devs create fix-up scripts for our needs.The fact that the glossary terms are not pop-ups and work the way they do in Robohelp is proof that Adobe isn't concerned with any wish lists. I've seen posts that are maybe 10 years old asking when pop-up glossary terms will be supported. Yes... I know there's a script, but it is very limited.

Anyways... I was just hoping maybe someone knew enough about the new Robohelp 2015 Responsive Layouts to suggest how to add that in. I was able to add a field into the Layout Customization window, but not the preview section and I could not figure out how to actually get the checkbox to display in the frame (not to mention how to actually make it function). But it does seems like these should be more customizable. I just can't find any documentation on how it works.

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You need someone like Willam van Weelden‌ that is highly skilled in the dark arts of CSS and how all that works.

Hopefully he will see that I've tagged him and will pop in to advise.

Cheers... Rick

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Hi,

Firstly, apologies for not being able to help you with prior requests.

I'll certainly consider this and roll it in one of the forthcoming patches.

Please keep providing your valuable feedback and we assure you prompt feedback.

Sometimes, the resolution might take more time owing to ongoing priorities, but it won't be overlooked.

Thanks !

Regards,

Abhishek Jain

Product Manager

Adobe Technical Communication Products

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Adobe Community Professional ,
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I cannot help you with this specific problem but earlier in the thread you were unhappy that Adobe could not reproduce other issues. Did you post here and did you try in a clean project? Sometimes we see people report bugs but some simple testing establishes the issue is something in their project that can be traced and fixed.

If you can set up a clean project with the issues start a new thread and we can see if we can help.


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Thanks for the offer but we've solved the other issues by having our developers create scripts that we run after we generate our Online Help. We actually invested a fair amount of time in creating a system where we can use pop-ups for glossary terms that uses our own colors and styles instead of using the Robohelp in-line glossary terms or having to use the limited and somewhat flawed versions that the script outputs. I still find it kind of unbelievable that pop-ups aren't an option for the glossary terms and that the default is in-line text. I know that people have been asking for pop-ups for a very long time. The Glossary Restyling script creates a separate html file for every instance of the glossary term marked in the project, so it was adding thousands of files to our already huge project. We had someone create an application that creates a single file for each term and reroutes all similar glossary links to that single file. We also had a program created for unmarking glossary terms, which is surprisingly not a Robohelp feature. Anyways... I don't really mean to complain, I just feel like if these long-standing issues aren't getting any attention, it's not likely that a new (probably minor defect for Adobe) isn't going to get any attention, so that's why I came here for help instead of asking Adobe.

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I found a partial solution to this. I found that if you generate the Responsive HTML5 Output, you can edit the html for the main topic under the search section. The Highlight checkbox code is there, but it's set to hidden. You can unhide it. The problem then is that the checkbox doesn't look like the "Display results with all search words" checkbox. You can work out some styling issues if you get creative. It's nowhere near ideal, but we needed to be able to disable the highlighting.

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See the hack described in this post - Re: Changing the default selected setting on the "Highlight search results" field in Search & see if it works in Responsive HTML5

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