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by Martin Wynne
Tue Apr 07, 2020 7:14 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Best practices - recommended max. size of project?
Replies: 1
Views: 18

Re: Best practices - recommended max. size of project?

The very extensive H+M 8 help file -- doubtless dwarfing our efforts: is all of this material produced from a single project? Hi Dave, The manual from HM6 is available as one of the example projects. It's at: C:\Users\user_name\Documents\My HelpAndManual Projects\Examples\HelpAndManual6\HELPMAN6.hm...
by Martin Wynne
Fri Apr 03, 2020 1:05 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Minor version control pickle
Replies: 11
Views: 105

Re: Minor version control pickle

Hi Dave,

Try deleting the path, leave it empty:

hm8_svn.png

Ticking or unticking the tickboxes seems to have no effect.

Also the message is a bit odd. I'm not in the habit of changing anything anywhere unless I need to.

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:16 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Execute Link in a New Window?
Replies: 2
Views: 55

Re: Execute Link in a New Window?

When editing a Snippet, currently, I Right Click the Snippet and it takes me to the original text, but it shoots me down the Project Folder. Is there a way to open the Execute Link in a New Window so that I don't need to re-locate the Topic I was originally editing? Hi Dale, After opening the snipp...
by Martin Wynne
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:47 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Tag/mark/highlight specific content
Replies: 5
Views: 63

Re: Tag/mark/highlight specific content

Hi John, I use a conditional IF NEVER string for that sort of thing. For example: IF NEVER %%abc!! ENDIF Make the searchable string something which would never appear in any normal text. You can have several different ones. You can copy and paste the entire IF...ENDIF in one go into any paragraph. F...
by Martin Wynne
Wed Mar 11, 2020 6:22 am
Forum: Programmers' Corner
Topic: Wrong Forum?: can't fathom where to insert JS code
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Wrong Forum?: can't fathom where to insert JS code

Hi Dave, This seems to be working ok. I have tested it using the V2 SlateGrey skin in Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Microsoft Edge and Internet Explorer. This is the code in the HTML Code Object when inserting an iframe in the topic. You can have more than one in a topic if you wish. Only the URL needs to...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:44 pm
Forum: Programmers' Corner
Topic: Wrong Forum?: can't fathom where to insert JS code
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Wrong Forum?: can't fathom where to insert JS code

Dave Gehman wrote:
Tue Mar 10, 2020 10:32 pm
WebHelp_SlateGrey.hmskin and don't see why I wouldn't have access to it ...
A mere 110 or so (and growing); they contain a single iframe.
Hi Dave,

Only one per topic? That makes it a lot easier. Time here for a meal now, I will get back to you later.

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Tue Mar 10, 2020 9:29 pm
Forum: Programmers' Corner
Topic: Wrong Forum?: can't fathom where to insert JS code
Replies: 8
Views: 331

Re: Wrong Forum?: can't fathom where to insert JS code

There are numerous code snippets on the Web that size an iframe dynamically based on content, but every one that I can find has the same attribute: they don't say where to insert the code. Hi Dave, There are lots of ways of doing it. The simplest is probably to modify the HTML Code Object for the i...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Mar 08, 2020 6:14 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html

Can I click on "OK" on the above error message? Hi Dave, There isn't anything else to click! Have you perhaps changed the name for the index file in the Publish dialog: hm8_index_file.png I feel sure that if HM8 had failed to create the specified index file it would have said so. It doesn't have to...
by Martin Wynne
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html

Dave Gehman wrote:
Sun Mar 08, 2020 3:01 pm
After that, there's an index report with "Successfully created all required files"
Hi Dave,

In that case, I would upload it to the server. :)

There are lots of reasons why it may not display properly locally on your system. It will be fine on the server.

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:52 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html

What does HM8 say on the Compiler Messages tab after publishing? Any error messages will be listed there.

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Sun Mar 08, 2020 2:35 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html
Replies: 15
Views: 165

Re: WebHelp suddenly is created w/o index.html

Hi Dave, Have you changed to using .php file extensions? In which case the file is index.php , not index.html , and it won't display locally (except in Microsoft Edge), you will just see the source code. It will work fine if uploaded to the server (assuming it's a Linux server with PHP installed). c...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Mar 07, 2020 2:33 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: A most amazing HTML stumble
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: A most amazing HTML stumble

Hi Dave, "global" is a reserved word in several languages, including PHP. I'm not suggesting that's the explanation in this case, but it's the sort of word I would avoid in a file name. I would try at least to modify anything I'm not sure about with an underscore -- "abc_globals". Chrome's CTRL+F5, ...
by Martin Wynne
Wed Mar 04, 2020 4:53 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Webhelp in Firefox is cached very long
Replies: 2
Views: 77

Re: Webhelp in Firefox is cached very long

Hi Thomas, The only sure way to ensure that everyone sees updated Webhelp pages immediately, or ever, especially in Firefox, is to change to using .php (or .asp, according to your server) file extensions for your Webhelp instead of .html There is an option in the HTML Export Options for that. The H&...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Feb 29, 2020 2:53 am
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Replacing .chm with eBooks problem
Replies: 15
Views: 273

Re: Replacing .chm with eBooks problem

Hi Greg, The V2 eWriter skins already include a keyword search option. To open eWriter at the keyword index, and scroll to and highlight an existing keyword, use the URL switch functions. You need to add a parameter string such as: "index.html?index=blue%20bananas" when opening the eWriter. Your use...