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Tim, I made the band 2.25" high, so the heading1 text object inside has plenty of room around it, but the line still disappears behind the band. I can leave a little bit sticking out into the margin and use that to position it vertically, but if I move it over to align with the margins, I can no lon...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 08, 2005 4:42 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Interaction of styles with PDF template fonts
Replies: 13
Views: 2278

Hi Tim, I've used styles a lot in Word and Pagemaker so I'm used to the concept. The mechanics are a little different in H&M3, but not enough to throw me. I'm a little disappointed that the Print View settings for headings don't override the font formats in the template (primarily because I want...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 08, 2005 3:44 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Interaction of styles with PDF template fonts
Replies: 13
Views: 2278

Hi Tim, That's what I thought. And, since you can't set font attributes for the topic band, they come directly from your topic format in H&M. I imported this project from html files, plus some pasting from Word. Because applying styles doesn't always override attributes that you've manually chan...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:51 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Interaction of styles with PDF template fonts
Replies: 13
Views: 2278

Interaction of styles with PDF template fonts

In the Print Manual Designer, you can set the font attributes for any of the variables. How do these settings interact with the settings in the Print File View dialog in H&M4's dynamic styles? I am concerned primarily with the settings for the HEADING variables in the bands on the topics page. D...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 08, 2005 2:03 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Interaction of styles with PDF template fonts
Replies: 13
Views: 2278

Hi Tim, Thanks for pointing me to the answer - it works fine now. Another great feature! I would guess from the writing style and various quirks of English usage that you did not write the help for the print designer. (The online help for H&M4 is quite well done, IMHO.) Please tell the author th...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 08, 2005 1:52 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Putting version numbers in print/PDF output
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Putting version numbers in print/PDF output

I am learning Hmdesigner to see if I can adapt the print templates to our existing PDF manual format. We always put the version number of the software on the cover page, title page, and in the footer. The version number varies from module to module (not my fault - I'm just the scribe!), so I can't p...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:44 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Putting version numbers in print/PDF output
Replies: 3
Views: 1128

Hi Alexander, I have tried out the current conditional text functions, which I agree are powerful tools. I am suggesting an additional method based on styles, which I would find easier to use and would serve my purposes in most cases. Once I had added a couple of include/exclude styles to my standar...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Sep 07, 2005 6:23 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Indicate include/exclude in styles
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

Indicate include/exclude in styles

Now that H&M has dynamic styles, I suggest adding a checkbox to the optional Help/Print File Views dialogs that would include/exclude text of that style from the respective builds. For example, I create a style that I use to format links to external popups or external web pages. (e.g., "Click he...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:42 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Indicate include/exclude in styles
Replies: 14
Views: 1289

...a chapter with text without children is actually an error, by definition. Oh, we could argue that one for hours! :wink: In actuality, my text chapter does have children, it's just that all of them are "invisible" in one output and all are not invisible in another output, while the parent is not ...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Sep 07, 2005 3:17 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Hide popup topics in Help, show them in PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

I was afraid you were going to say that... Unfortunately, in the info architecture for this topic, it makes sense to have all the child topics be external popups in CHM but printed in PDF. They are field descriptions called up by clicking hotspots on a screen image. The parent topic contains intro t...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Sep 07, 2005 1:58 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Hide popup topics in Help, show them in PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Oops, just discovered a problem. My external popups are all child topics to a Chapter-with-text parent topic. I want the chapter/text parent topic to compile in CHM help and in the PDF file. If I set its "Builds which include this topic" to be "All", H&M sets all of the child topics to be "All"....
by Dean Whitlock
Tue Sep 06, 2005 8:42 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Hide popup topics in Help, show them in PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Tim, That is indeed a neat way to deal with it. Thanks for the quick reply. In general, I've been impressed by the forum: your quick replies and the intelligent input from the other members. You've also done a good job on the on-line help, which I've used a lot since downloading the evaluation versi...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 01, 2005 7:30 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Hide popup topics in Help, show them in PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1200

Hide popup topics in Help, show them in PDF

Hello, I am evaluating H&M4, and so far it looks very promising. One thing I would like to be able to do is to create topics that appear in an external window in online help (and therefore do not show up in the TOC), but do show up in the PDF file. They can't be invisible topics because I want t...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Sep 01, 2005 6:56 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Hide popup topics in Help, show them in PDF
Replies: 8
Views: 1200
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