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Creating / editing styles vs. inline editing (RH 2019, new UI)

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Hi, Everyone. Two-part question for you:

 

  1. For RH 2019 (new UI), is there a resource that can show me how to edit / create styles? I have zero knowledge of HTML. So far, instructions I've seen on this subject go right over my head. 
  2. Should I, instead, just stick to inline formatting? Or will inline formatting get me into trouble later on?

 

What I want to do:  

 

  • Insert text boxes
  • Format images
  • Format text 

 

Thank you!

 

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Correct answer by Peter Grainge | Adobe Community Professional

How to edit a style in 2019 New UI.

 

  1. In a topic, put the cursor in an example of that style.
  2. Go to the Styles tab in Properties.
  3. If it is other than a paragraph style, change the list selection at the top to All.
  4. Hover the mouse over the style to see a pencil appear.
  5. Click the pencil to open the editing dialog.

 

I think you will find it straightforward from there but come back with detail questions.

 

I strongly recommend creating a simple project that you use solely for testing things like this. Much safer and will not wreck your live project.

 

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Creating / editing styles vs. inline editing (RH 2019, new UI)

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Hi, Everyone. Two-part question for you:

 

  1. For RH 2019 (new UI), is there a resource that can show me how to edit / create styles? I have zero knowledge of HTML. So far, instructions I've seen on this subject go right over my head. 
  2. Should I, instead, just stick to inline formatting? Or will inline formatting get me into trouble later on?

 

What I want to do:  

 

  • Insert text boxes
  • Format images
  • Format text 

 

Thank you!

 

Adobe Community Professional
Correct answer by Peter Grainge | Adobe Community Professional

How to edit a style in 2019 New UI.

 

  1. In a topic, put the cursor in an example of that style.
  2. Go to the Styles tab in Properties.
  3. If it is other than a paragraph style, change the list selection at the top to All.
  4. Hover the mouse over the style to see a pencil appear.
  5. Click the pencil to open the editing dialog.

 

I think you will find it straightforward from there but come back with detail questions.

 

I strongly recommend creating a simple project that you use solely for testing things like this. Much safer and will not wreck your live project.

 

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How inline formatting will bite you is that if you set a style so that you get say Verdana 18pt red and then you are told the company want it in blue, you just have to make one change. Everywhere you have used that style will change. If you apply Verdana 18pt red inline to 500 topics, you have to go to each one.

 

Generally most of us tackle each problem as we find it by reference to sites such as w3schools, other resources and asking here. We all start with zero knowledge.

 

RoboHelp's online help covers what you have asked and without going into the HTML. For example you can find out how to edit styles. There is also information in the RoboHelp Reimagined sample project. That shows you where to edit styles.

 

I think Amber (yes that is her actual name rather than her forum name) covered images. I can post something tomorrow about styles, it's late here right now.

 

Text boxes are more a Word thing. I'm guessing a single cell table would do what you want.

 

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How to edit a style in 2019 New UI.

 

  1. In a topic, put the cursor in an example of that style.
  2. Go to the Styles tab in Properties.
  3. If it is other than a paragraph style, change the list selection at the top to All.
  4. Hover the mouse over the style to see a pencil appear.
  5. Click the pencil to open the editing dialog.

 

I think you will find it straightforward from there but come back with detail questions.

 

I strongly recommend creating a simple project that you use solely for testing things like this. Much safer and will not wreck your live project.

 

www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp & Authoring info. Use the blue Reply button at the top to help me help you.
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Awesome, Peter. Thanks much for all the instruction. And I love your suggestion of creating a sample project for testing stuff like this. Will do! 

 

Three related questions for you:

 

  • What I see online is the RH "User Guide." Is that what you're referring to as the "online help"?
  • With a single-cell table as a workaround for a text box, how do I eliminate the border? (The default "Border" style is "none," but the output displays a border.  And when I edit the style to "dotted" and then back to "none," the solid border remains.)
  • When earlier I asked about inserting text boxes, I was referring to this (see screenshot). Is that something you can help me with or point me to a resource for?

 

Thank you!

 

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  • What I see online is the RH "User Guide." Is that what you're referring to as the "online help"?

Yes

 

  • With a single-cell table as a workaround for a text box, how do I eliminate the border? (The default "Border" style is "none," but the output displays a border.  And when I edit the style to "dotted" and then back to "none," the solid border remains.)

Set the border to be solid and make it transparent in the Properties

 

  • When earlier I asked about inserting text boxes, I was referring to this (see screenshot). Is that something you can help me with or point me to a resource for?

Sure you can use them. You can also jump off a cliff but I wouldn't recommend it. 🙂

 

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Haha! I'll take your advice, re. cliff jumping.

 

Thank you, Peter! I'm learning a ton and am feeling good about my project. You and your team have been awesome. 

 

Have a great day.

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