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by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 02, 2021 11:40 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: PDF font and img size
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: PDF font and img size

Hi Alex, You can't have clickable images in a PDF, the PDF format is designed to be printed. Clicking things is for the Webhelp format. You need to use the Conditional Text functions in H&M, so that in Webhelp you have the images as topic links, and in the PDF they are plain images. cheers, Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 02, 2021 9:59 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: PDF font and img size
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: PDF font and img size

I was using screen as reference device, and my screen has 1920 x 1080, more than the 150 ppi needed to correctly render the PDF. Hi Alex, If your screen is 1920x1080 it is very likely set to 120 DPI (125%). Not 150 DPI (dots per inch). If you use a PDF virtual printer as the reference device, you w...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:50 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: What are the best options for embedding videos in WebHelp?
Replies: 2
Views: 76

Re: What are the best options for embedding videos in WebHelp?

YouTube plasters links to other YouTube videos, and we can't find a way to prevent that. Hi Dave, You can prevent that by adding ?rel=0 to the embedded URL (no related content). You can also prevent Youtube from setting cookies on the user's computer if you use the -nocookie version of the URL: htt...
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 02, 2021 8:02 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: PDF font and img size
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: PDF font and img size

Alex Luna wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 5:55 pm
I've changed to use my Adobde PDF virtual printer
Hi Alex,

If you want to use a PDF virtual printer, you need to Print your project, not Publish it.

hm_print.png

Select the virtual printer as the printer to be used.

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:40 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: PDF font and img size
Replies: 13
Views: 309

Re: PDF font and img size

Alex Luna wrote:
Tue Feb 02, 2021 4:18 pm
So, how can I change the resolution used to render PDF?
Hi Alex,

In the Program Options, change the PDF reference device.

Then set the required DPI for the chosen device in its Properties settings.

hm_pdf_ref.png

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Mon Jan 25, 2021 6:59 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Help+Manual 8.3 Released
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Re: Help+Manual 8.3 Released

Tim Green wrote:
Mon Jan 25, 2021 8:59 am
No contradiction: There's a grace period of a couple of days when maintenance expires, you're just slipping in under the finish line. I'm not quite sure how many days it is exactly at the moment, however. 8)
Thanks Tim.

8.3 installed.

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 22, 2021 2:41 pm
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Help+Manual 8.3 Released
Replies: 8
Views: 2662

Re: Help+Manual 8.3 Released

Hi Tim,

Can you clarify this apparent contradiction in dates? Thanks.

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cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Fri Jan 15, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Possible to edit "robots" tags in generated web help files?
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: Possible to edit "robots" tags in generated web help files?

Hi,

You can edit the HTML at Configuration > HTML Page Templates > Default. If you use a skin, you need to do this in the skin, not the project.

If you create a robots.txt file and add it to you Baggage files, it will be included in your Webhelp output.

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Fri Dec 04, 2020 3:41 am
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Inserting local media files
Replies: 2
Views: 663

Re: Inserting local media files

Hi Tobias, 1. rename the mp3 file name to remove any spaces if necessary. 2. put a copy of the mp3 file in the Project > Baggage folder. 3. insert an HTML code object in the topic where you want the play button and volume controls ( Write > Insert Object > Insert HTML code object ). 4. in the HTML c...
by Martin Wynne
Mon Nov 16, 2020 11:27 am
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: eWriter password prompt - always on top
Replies: 5
Views: 893

Re: eWriter password prompt - always on top

Update: That is a normal Windows modal dialog that belongs to the eViewer application. Those dialogs can't be placed on-top since they are alread on top of the application they belong to. The only way around that would be to make eViewer itself on-top, and that isn't an option. Hi Tim, Try showing ...
by Martin Wynne
Wed Nov 04, 2020 10:51 pm
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: User Feedback in Webhelp
Replies: 2
Views: 951

Re: User Feedback in Webhelp

I would like to know if it's possible to put a feedback window at the end of topics? Hi Marie, It's quite easy to make a feedback box in a topic, if you have PHP or ASP on the server. Insert an HTML Code Object in the topic. Put an ordinary HTML <form> on there. Have it submit to a simple PHP file ...
by Martin Wynne
Wed Oct 28, 2020 5:47 pm
Forum: Premium Pack and PP Toolbox
Topic: List of desired features - Any existing theme coming close?
Replies: 6
Views: 1037

Re: List of desired features - Any existing theme coming close?

Hi Martin, Bear in mind that you don't necessarily need an actual skin file. H&M works fine natively without a skin. Try it and see. You can then edit all the page templates and configuration files to embed the TOC, topics, index and search pages in your web site any way you like. If you choose PHP ...
by Martin Wynne
Thu Oct 22, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Dept of Never Satisfied - now wants a line in minimalist layout
Replies: 2
Views: 847

Re: Dept of Never Satisfied - now wants a line in minimalist layout

Hi Dave,

That's set by editing the borders for the Heading style, or creating a new style for the headers:

hm_heading_border.png

Add a single border of the desired width (line thickness), and then switch off all except the bottom border.

cheers,

Martin.
by Martin Wynne
Tue Oct 20, 2020 8:53 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Editing Skins and Templates
Replies: 2
Views: 632

Re: Editing Skins and Templates

Hi Dale, .hmskin files can be opened and edited in H&M just like an H&M project. They have no topics or TOC, but the same configuration files. When you use a skin in H&M, the skin files are used instead of the configuration files in the project (so editing those files is a waste of time). Remember t...
by Martin Wynne
Sat Oct 10, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: Help+Manual 8 Forum
Topic: Graphics inserting: 24-bit only for PNGs?
Replies: 18
Views: 2150

Re: Graphics inserting: 24-bit only for PNGs?

Hi Nadja,

Have you considered making the "ragged edge" screenshot using the same background colour as your web page? Then it doesn't need to be transparent and you can use any image format. Including from Impict for easy editing in H&M.

Martin.