Can I create a way to differentiate links type in WebHelp?

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Can I create a way to differentiate links type in WebHelp?

Unread postby Dave Gehman » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:14 pm

Our upper management likes popups, but doesn't like the fact that the links appear the same as all other types of linked elements in WebHelp - that is, with the font in blue and underlined. (Other links are references to other topics, URLs, toggles, and so on).

I know that I can change the link visual style in the skin, but I think the change applies to ALL hyperlinks. Is there a way to differentiate just popup-type visual clues?
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Re: Can I create a way to differentiate links type in WebHel

Unread postby Simon_Dismore » Thu Jan 24, 2019 7:54 pm

I don't recall which skin you are using, but the general (e.g. skinless) answer is in the 'HTML5 and CSS Tutorial' sample that ships with Help & Manual. It's in the section 'Styling your Hyperlinks with CSS'.

Here's an example:
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   a.popuplink {
     /* clear what you don't want to inherit */
     border: none;
     color: currentcolor;
     text-decoration: none;

     /* indicate it's a popup link */
     border-bottom: 1px dotted currentcolor;
   }

Looks like this:
custom-popup-link-example.PNG
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Re: Can I create a way to differentiate links type in WebHel

Unread postby Dave Gehman » Thu Jan 24, 2019 8:20 pm

Thanks, Simon - off to explore that.
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Re: Can I create a way to differentiate links type in WebHel

Unread postby Tim Green » Fri Jan 25, 2019 7:20 am

Hi Dave,

If you're using Premium Pack skins they have link styling built in. See the following topics in the documentation:

V3 Skins: http://www.it-authoring.com/info/pp3hel ... tyles.html

V2 Skins: http://www.it-authoring.com/info/pp3hel ... tyles.html
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Re: Can I create a way to differentiate links type in WebHel

Unread postby Dave Gehman » Fri Jan 25, 2019 1:25 pm

Tim Green wrote:If you're using Premium Pack skins they have link styling built in.


Mirabile dictu! That's good news indeed. Thanks, Tim.
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