Show Me button?

Community Beginner ,
Dec 09, 2015

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Hi,

I'm using RH 2015 and outputting to Responsive HTML5 output. I'd like to include a "Show Me" button in complex how-to topics that when clicked, opens a short mp4 video. Is this possible? I'm not a css whiz...I've attempted to create a button using Insert > HTML Form > Button but that seems like it just adds a button that has no meaning or purpose. Perhaps I'm missing a step to link to the mp4 file?

Thanks for any help or suggestions,

Karen

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kaoWriter Community Beginner , Dec 10, 2015
Thanks Willam--that's helpful information. However, I might be missing a step. I inserted a button (Insert > HTML Form > Button) but when I have the button selected, the DropDown Text on the Insert tab is not available.I've figured out a work-around by selecting the “Show Me” text, selecting Insert > DropDown Text from the menu, and pasting the video into the Drop-Down Text Editor. I’ve edited the Stylesheet to make the DropDown text look like a button (Hyperlink > Drop-down hotspot, Format > Bo...

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LEGEND ,
Dec 09, 2015

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Hi Karen,

This is a two step process:

  1. Insert the MP4 video. On the Insert tab, click Multimedia. Choose the MP4 and the video will be available in the topic.
  2. A button doesn't do anything if you don't tell RoboHelp what it should do. I would advise to use the button to create a Dropdown Text (select the button and on the Insert tab, click Dropdown text). Move the MP4 video into the dropdown to get the behaviour you want.

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Thanks Willam--that's helpful information. However, I might be missing a step. I inserted a button (Insert > HTML Form > Button) but when I have the button selected, the DropDown Text on the Insert tab is not available.

I've figured out a work-around by selecting the “Show Me” text, selecting Insert > DropDown Text from the menu, and pasting the video into the Drop-Down Text Editor.

I’ve edited the Stylesheet to make the DropDown text look like a button (Hyperlink > Drop-down hotspot, Format > Borders and Shading…).

This works for now, but perhaps there’s an easier method?

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LEGEND ,
Dec 11, 2015

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Sorry about the button with the DHTML. You may want to try with an image instead.

The method you use now is the easiest method in RoboHelp. To make it a little easier, you can copy and paste the formatted dropdown so you don't have to style it anew every time.

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Thanks Willam! Great suggestion about using an image too, instead of all the effort involved with the style sheet to make text look like a button.

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