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WebHelp Previous and Next Buttons

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Feb 24, 2016

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I'm trying to force the WebHelp browse sequence buttons to behave like the forward and back buttons in a CHM. I've added the buttons and modified the java script files per the RoboWizard's instructions. The buttons show up and work correctly, but the button appearance is not consistent.

What I mean is, sometimes when navigating to the next topic the previous button will show the disabled icon and the next button will show the enabled icon. You can still click the previous button (disabled icon) to navigate to the previous topic but you can't click the next button (enabled icon) because you're at the end of the list. This behavior is inconsistent in regards to where you are in the table of contents, but it is consistent in which specific topics show which button. I've moved topics around and compiled multiple versions. The same topics show the same (incorrect) enable/disabled icons in each build.

I'm currently using the same icon for enabled and disabled as a temporary fix. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks is advance.

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WebHelp Previous and Next Buttons

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I'm trying to force the WebHelp browse sequence buttons to behave like the forward and back buttons in a CHM. I've added the buttons and modified the java script files per the RoboWizard's instructions. The buttons show up and work correctly, but the button appearance is not consistent.

What I mean is, sometimes when navigating to the next topic the previous button will show the disabled icon and the next button will show the enabled icon. You can still click the previous button (disabled icon) to navigate to the previous topic but you can't click the next button (enabled icon) because you're at the end of the list. This behavior is inconsistent in regards to where you are in the table of contents, but it is consistent in which specific topics show which button. I've moved topics around and compiled multiple versions. The same topics show the same (incorrect) enable/disabled icons in each build.

I'm currently using the same icon for enabled and disabled as a temporary fix. Does anyone have any ideas? Thanks is advance.

Scott

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Feb 25, 2016

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Have you defined a browse sequence that spans the entire TOC?

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Explorer ,
Feb 25, 2016

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Hi Jeff,

No I have not. The browse sequence is disabled. I have forced the navigation mini toolbar to show the previous and next buttons, and I have modied the java script so theses buttons behave like the forward and back buttons in a CHM.

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Feb 25, 2016

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Hi Scott

I'm not sure anything can be done about the functionality of how this operates. But for the appearance and seeing the disabled/enabled buttons, you should be able to overcome it by simply editing the skin so that both states present the image of the enabled button.

You could do this in a couple of different ways.

1. Edit the skin and choose the same image for each button.

2. You could just locate the image of the disabled button and duplicate the image of the enabled button and rename it to match the disabled button.

Cheers... Rick

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Feb 25, 2016

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Hi Rick,

That's what I'm currently doing. It works for the most part. Is there a way I can remove the box that shows around the enabled button when you hover your mouse over it?

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I'm unsure I know exactly what you are talking about. Can you post a screen capture?

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Feb 25, 2016

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Rick,

Keep in mind that I can select the next button in both of these screenshots and it performs as expected. Notice there is a slightly raised border around the enabled button and the mouse cursor changes.

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