Coloring hotspots in help with MS Help Workshop
I've forgotten now but I think I did manage to color the links in the text of my help file the last time I used Microsoft Help Workshop. How do I color them? I want that the links appear in the color of my choice rather than the default green.
Unless we're using something different, or I'm making a big mistake, MS Help Workshop doesn't even have an editor, so you'd have to color the links with your RTF editor. I don't recall a setting that will let you change the color on a project-wide basis. However, you could add a KLink or ALink macro to text formatted any way you like.
MS Help Workshop does have an editor but it's a simple text editor that's barely better than Notepad (or maybe they simply invoke Notepad!).
He said MS Help Workshop, not HTML Help Workshop. I took him as knowing which one. If using HTMLHelp, that gives a lot more options, of course.
Duh! Sorry about that. I'm only using HTML Help Workshop so I tend to forget older versions exist... your mentioning an RTF editor should have clued me in, though.
Troy is right. I am using HCW.EXE, MS Help Workshop (RTF/HLP) and not HTML Workshop (CHM).
Shouldn't you leave the colours as the system default?
John Topley (www.johntopley.com)
Normally I wouldn't change the colors. However, I was experimenting with the idea of giving the help files a static HTML web page look. With text in regular 10pt Verdana and headings in 14pt bold Verdana, a single line spacing in between paragraphs, two line feeds after bulleted lists, two line spaces after application grabs, and all links in blue, I thought I might be able to produce an experience of a web page without having to use HTML Help Workshop. Besides, I hate the default colors, the yellow background and the green links. And I also do not like the way the help files scroll.
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