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Hi CLse, Not too long ago, there was an announcement on this forum asking for experienced users to sign up to be H&M consultants. I think the plan was that H7M would help new users hook up with knowledgeable power users, who would offer consulting services independently of H&M. I don't know ...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Jan 24, 2008 3:00 pm
 
Forum: Help Community & Resources
Topic: learn how to get the most out of this fantastic tool
Replies: 5
Views: 2418

Triple :oops:
Just goes to show: you learn how to do something one way and then you never even think to look for alternatives.
And it even includes the sticky notes!
Now, would it be possible to include the topic header...? :wink:

Thanks to both,
Dean
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Jan 24, 2008 2:53 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: print single topic just for review
Replies: 5
Views: 651

print single topic just for review

I know this has been discussed but want to bring it up again: For editing and review purposes, I would love an option to print a single topic from the editor without having to use a print manual template and that wouldn't included all the child topics or any of the linked-to topics. (Or that would g...
by Dean Whitlock
Tue Jan 22, 2008 10:36 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: print single topic just for review
Replies: 5
Views: 651

Just make sure that it is an optional feature!

8)

Dean
by Dean Whitlock
Tue Jan 15, 2008 9:45 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: Add “This page left blank intentionally” for blank PDF pages
Replies: 1
Views: 285

Hi Leonard, You might be able to make a global replace in XML. I tried H&M's regular search and replace, but it seemed to work only on the character value, ignoring font, so if your arrow is a webding glyph for A, you would wind up changing all instances of A in every font throughout your projec...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:50 pm
 
Forum: Pre-HM5 Bug Reports
Topic: Bullets appear as brackets in FireFox
Replies: 12
Views: 3833

Hi tommygunner, The style tab for print output affects only the styles that apply to topic contents (Normal, bullets, code example, etc.). For header styles, you're right: The tab for print output is ignored and all styling is set in the PMD. It took me a while to realize that, too. :roll: Good luck...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Jan 09, 2008 8:39 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Different Header for Chapter
Replies: 6
Views: 669

Hi Tim, Regarding the javascript vulnerability I've edited my main template to use a non-scrolling header (as described in the DHTML example). I've also made the fix for the IE horizontal scrolling bug. If I reset my template, I'm going to have to redo all of this. Is there an easier way? :? Thanks,...
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Dec 13, 2007 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Announcements
Topic: Help & Manual 4.5 released
Replies: 9
Views: 3032

So far I haven't needed any fancy layouts in my PDF outputs -- at least, nothing fancier than what H&M can provide -- but that may be changing. Has anyone had success using a PDF editing tool to replace the covers and other "marketing" pages after H&M has compiled its PDF version? ...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Nov 28, 2007 2:42 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Process for both nice layout and help authoring ?
Replies: 6
Views: 688

Hi John,

Type a Shift-Enter to force a line break anywhere in the text, including in the headers. I haven't checked the output HTML code, but I believe it is translated directly to an html line break. It works in other output formats, too.

Enjoy the feast,
Dean
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:57 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: Line Break in Help Title
Replies: 1
Views: 327

Hi Frank, It has been a while since I edited my own templates, but I seem to remember that, when you turn off the Forward section, you also have to go to the table of contents section and remove the band for the forward entry. Simply delete the Forward object and the page number object that goes wit...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:54 pm
 
Forum: Help & Manual 4 Forum
Topic: PDF problems
Replies: 5
Views: 717

I've assigned the Keep with Next command to a shortcut key (Alt+N) because I use it often. It does not appear to change any format settings other than Keep with Next, and it works like a toggle, switching the attribute on or off, depending.
by Dean Whitlock
Mon Nov 12, 2007 6:51 pm
 
Forum: Pre-HM5 Bug Reports
Topic: Format / Paragraph corrupts existing formatting
Replies: 10
Views: 2770

Not a bad idea, Martin. I will keep it in mind.
Thanks,
Dean :)
by Dean Whitlock
Thu Nov 08, 2007 10:35 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: More control over Comments
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

The "Corners" concept is very interesting. An advantage is that it would train the newbies in the context of the normal dialog, helping to wean them from the Wizard mode more quickly. A disadvantage might be that the other corners being visible would prove distracting. Having them distinct...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:37 pm
 
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The computer thinks for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 2545

Clicking after a comment and typing double backspace will also work. I sometimes have difficulty selecting the comment itself and find the double backspace easier. I agree 100% with the suggestion to have the Display as Icon checkbox remember the last setting. Either that or a preference I could set...
by Dean Whitlock
Wed Nov 07, 2007 2:27 pm
 
Forum: H&M Wish List
Topic: More control over Comments
Replies: 7
Views: 1047

Two thoughts: If you identify steps and dialogs with clear titles, you can help the newbies, but if you make the titles too wordy, everyone feels talked down to. It's a balancing act, but I think there is a reasonable middle ground. Wizards can be very helpful to new users, but you have to make sure...
by Dean Whitlock
Mon Nov 05, 2007 5:11 pm
 
Forum: Off Topic
Topic: The computer thinks for me?
Replies: 8
Views: 2545
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