Is it possible to customize the conditional text font color in PDF output?

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I'm using RoboHelp 2015 for my project with a primary output of Printed Documentation (PDF).

I'm also using conditionalized text to single-source the output for users who want three different options in their output:

1) Widget A only

2) Widget B only

3) Both Widget A and Widget B

For review purposes only, I'd like to provide one single PDF that includes the content for both Widget A AND Widget B. Right now, all text is appearing in the default font color (black) so it's not possible for users to differentiate what is Widget A content and what is Widget B content.

My question: Is it possible to change the font color properties of conditional text, or even have it appear as shown in RH with the color-coded over-bar? I want users to be able to see the conditions in the output. It's a handy feature in FrameMaker (Show Condition Indicators check box) for reviews, but perhaps not available in RoboHelp?

Thanks for any help!

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Is it possible to customize the conditional text font color in PDF output?

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I'm using RoboHelp 2015 for my project with a primary output of Printed Documentation (PDF).

I'm also using conditionalized text to single-source the output for users who want three different options in their output:

1) Widget A only

2) Widget B only

3) Both Widget A and Widget B

For review purposes only, I'd like to provide one single PDF that includes the content for both Widget A AND Widget B. Right now, all text is appearing in the default font color (black) so it's not possible for users to differentiate what is Widget A content and what is Widget B content.

My question: Is it possible to change the font color properties of conditional text, or even have it appear as shown in RH with the color-coded over-bar? I want users to be able to see the conditions in the output. It's a handy feature in FrameMaker (Show Condition Indicators check box) for reviews, but perhaps not available in RoboHelp?

Thanks for any help!

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When you generate, the condition tags are stripped out so there is no way to manipulate them.

I raised a feature request for better reviewing options, and one of my suggestions was to retain the tags in the output so they could be styled. Feature#4039979 - Ability to track changes and generate/export to output

There's a voting option you could use on my item (shameless plug ) But who know what they might or might not decide to implement, so maybe it's better to raise your own item with the specific feature you need.

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Thanks Amber. My work-around for now is to create two new character styles using color (Green=Widget A and Red=Widget B). I'll apply those styles to conditionalized text so reviewers can see the difference when reviewing topics.For final output, I'll just delete those two styles.

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