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by itexnz
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: RE: Bookmarks news article the other day....
Replies: 1
Views: 292

RE: Bookmarks news article the other day....

Hi, this was a useful reminder for me about the bookmarks function (https://www.helpandmanual.com/news/2020/01/how-to-bookmark-topics-in-helpmanual/) - thanks for the heads up... but note that in my new enthusiasm I also wanted to bookmark some regularly accessed topics files in my repository - e.g....
by itexnz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 8:16 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Finding candidate text for making into reusable snippets
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Re: Finding candidate text for making into reusable snippets

You may say that I'm a dreamer... But I'm not the only one lol
:D
by itexnz
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:38 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Finding candidate text for making into reusable snippets
Replies: 2
Views: 314

Finding candidate text for making into reusable snippets

Single sourcing, de-duplicating content is a wonderful thing, both from reducing the risk of errors and massively reducing workloads. I use snippets a lot - and store then in a repository. Its great, allows me to do what would be a 40 hour a week barely-keeping-head-above-water job into a easy task ...
by itexnz
Thu Jun 20, 2019 12:22 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Inconsistency in link numbering sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Re: Inconsistency in link numbering sizing

Hi, attached to separate email is a quick test project which demonstrates the issue - the problem does not seem to be the number in the link referrer - it seems to be dependent on the characters in the title of the topic that are affecting it. E.g. where the topic name is consistent the number sizin...
by itexnz
Wed Jun 19, 2019 1:44 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Inconsistency in link numbering sizing
Replies: 3
Views: 545

Inconsistency in link numbering sizing

I'm finding font used in some of the PDF page referrers icons is very inconsistent when it comes to 3+ digit page numbers - see example... 2019-06-19_12-14-13.png And of course, the boss wants this particular design. Bah! Hoping there is a quick and easy fix (ps. the default "Large page icon" type s...
by itexnz
Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Toggle Images tooltip vs caption Field order
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Re: Toggle Images tooltip vs caption Field order

Thanks - I think the ordering must have slipped this build though - build shows as 4700 but the still shows as tooltip then caption for toggle images (in edit toggle window) caption then tooltip in regular images (in open image window) it may be that the fix missed this build -- that often happens i...
by itexnz
Fri May 31, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Toggle Images tooltip vs caption Field order
Replies: 5
Views: 744

Toggle Images tooltip vs caption Field order

Hi, just noticed that when editing the tooltip and captions of Toggle images the fields are reversed compared to editing a normal window. This is causing a few errors in where I should be putting the <%HMFIGURECOUNTER%> because I get so used to the field order I have stopped being able to notice the...
by itexnz
Mon May 27, 2019 1:07 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Table column sizing bug?
Replies: 1
Views: 352

Table column sizing bug?

I have just noticed that manually sizing column in a table does not work any more. Possibly an issue since last build?

Previously I could manually size the first column to say, 100px and the table would immediately adjust. Now it does not.
by itexnz
Wed Mar 13, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Adding form elements - mission impossible or opportunity!?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Re: Adding form elements - mission impossible or opportunity

Nice start thanks Martin. It'll be interesting to see if I can find a way of including snippets, conditional elements etc., within the form functionality.

Looks like I have some mad professor things to try in my down time...
by itexnz
Wed Mar 13, 2019 10:21 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Adding form elements - mission impossible or opportunity!?
Replies: 3
Views: 623

Adding form elements - mission impossible or opportunity!?

OK, interesting question from a prospective client that is looking to get smart with singe-source documentation for producing dozens or hundreds of checklist forms filled in by engineers in the field... The ability for H+M to generate PDFs with form fields would be amazing, I'd be able to implement ...
by itexnz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Any suggestions for optimising speed of content compiling?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Re: Any suggestions for optimising speed of content compilin

Thanks, good to know that at least I'm not doing something wrong or missed an obvious optimisation opportunity :)
by itexnz
Mon Mar 04, 2019 12:30 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Any suggestions for optimising speed of content compiling?
Replies: 2
Views: 498

Any suggestions for optimising speed of content compiling?

Hi, I have a decent computer with a metric crap-ton of RAM and trying to determine the best way to get my outputs to regenerate super quickly... e.g. during my scripts to rebuild all my help and PDF files I never see the CPUs rise about 20% for HELPMAN.EXE and never see the RAM utilisation or IO for...
by itexnz
Wed Feb 06, 2019 10:31 pm
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: PDF option to allow comments but not change PDF file
Replies: 1
Views: 451

PDF option to allow comments but not change PDF file

One of the options in PDF creation (e.g. acrobat) is ability to prevent changes, but also ALLOW comments - this is great for getting documentation feedback while also protecting the PDFs content from being edited nefariously.

Currently this is not an option in PDF Options.

Pretty please?! :)
by itexnz
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:57 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Change orientation PDF without changing the template
Replies: 2
Views: 651

Re: Change orientation PDF without changing the template

A big WOOT WOOT from me! :) Hi Svetlana, At the moment Help+Manual only supports one orientation for the entire PDF document. However, changing the orientation for individual topics and pages is planned for the next major version of Help+Manual. At the moment the only way to include a page with a di...
by itexnz
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:31 am
Forum: Help & Manual 7 Forum
Topic: Cannot edit the style of hmskin file
Replies: 11
Views: 2251

Re: Cannot edit the style of hmskin file

ah bother. I guess I just have to keep using the /O hmskin option, because despite it not supposed to do what it does, it certainly overrides the styles in my project's linked hmxr repository for my occasional need to generate 3rd party DOCX outputs with the 3rd party's colours and fonts, it works. ...