Issue: Automatically nested dropdown texts (RoboHelp 2019)

Community Beginner ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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If you create dropdown texts one after another, any subsequent dropdown texts will be nested into the previous ones. The only way to avoid this is to add empty lines in the document, and place dropdown texts onto those pre-existing lines.

How do you guys work around this? Is this expected behavior or a bug?

Suggestion: The dropdown text element could be made clearer in the editor, with a seam separating its contents and any subsequent elements that need to remain separate.

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Jan 28, 2021 Jan 28, 2021

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Not sure I am following. In the image below I created two dropdowns from consecutive string of text.

They are working as expected so what is the issue? I did this with 2020 for convenience but it should be the same for 2019.

 

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There are two things you can do.

 

1. Select View > Show > Expanding/Drop-down text boundary

2. Hover the cursor just below the end of the dropdown text to show an 'Insert paragraph here' marker. Click the little blue marker to add a paragraph outside the dropdown text.

 

Here's a screenshot with both things:

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Thank you so much, that solves my problem!

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Note that you can get the 'Insert paragraph here' marker without showing the dropdown boundaries. The feature is also available on snippets and divs and other things like that.

 

But I prefer the boundaries on so I can easily see what's in my dropdown. 🙂

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I am going to keep using the boundaries, as it makes things more clear and is exactly what I suggested in my original post.

Thanks again!

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