PP V3 Skin "EC Software" Menu in the Page Header

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PP V3 Skin "EC Software" Menu in the Page Header

Unread postby Rainer Oehry » Fri Jun 07, 2019 12:43 pm

The V3 Webhelp skins include a small menu in the page header ("EC Software", "Tutorials", "Resources", "Information").

Can I customize resp. include/exclude this menu via a variable or an option setting?
(Probably just didn't find it, because it was not obvious to me).

Thank you.
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Re: PP V3 Skin "EC Software" Menu in the Page Header

Unread postby Tim Green » Mon Jun 10, 2019 7:59 am

Hi Rainer,

Here is the topic you wanted to look for:

http://www.it-authoring.com/info/pp3hel ... _menu.html
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Re: PP V3 Skin "EC Software" Menu in the Page Header

Unread postby Rainer Oehry » Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:09 am

Thank you very much, Tim. I knew the option had to be somewhere …

I had considered a full text search to find the correct baggage file. I believe I cannot search within baggage files? I thought about exporting all the skin's baggage files and then search them with an external tool like grep, but couldn't figure how to export them. I understand that exporting baggage files is possible with "own'" baggage files that had been added to the project, but I did not see an option to export them from the skin in the Toolbox, nor could I find a way to import them into the project first and then export them from there.

Is there a way to do that?
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Re: PP V3 Skin "EC Software" Menu in the Page Header

Unread postby Tim Green » Mon Jun 10, 2019 11:42 am

Hi Rainer,

You can't search within the baggage from HM or Toolbox. However, you can create an "unpacked" version of a skin that will continue to work fine, with the one exception that the preview image won't display when you select it in Help+Manual. Then you can search all the searchable files in the Baggage folder with a tool like Notepad++:

  1. Use a Zip utility to unpack the contents of the .hmskin file to an empty folder. You may need to change the extension of the .hmskin file to .zip first with some utilities.
  2. Change the name of the project.hmxp file to whatever_you_want.hmskin
  3. Use and edit the skin normally
Both Help+Manual and Toolbox will handle unpacked skins normally. 8)

PS1: If you ever want to use the packed version again remember to change the .hmskin file name back to project.hmxp!
PS2: If you're careful, you can use a merging and diffing tool like WinMerge or BeyondCompare to update unpacked skins from new versions when they are released. ("If you're careful" is meant very seriously there...)
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Re: PP V3 Skin "EC Software" Menu in the Page Header

Unread postby Rainer Oehry » Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:03 pm

I will seriously give it a very careful try … no, wait … I will carefully give it a very serious try … whatever 8)

Thank you so much, Tim!
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