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Using Styles to Enhance a Help Project

By customizing the properties of paragraph and character styles in Doc-To-Help, you can easily define and control the behavior of the compiled Help.

Doc-To-Help supplies templates and style sheets for you to author your source document in Word or HTML and to create output target Help files. Generally, the styles contained in the templates and style sheets will fill most of your needs, but you can further customize the Help behavior by adding your own styles to these files.

Creating a new style (whether paragraph or character) for your Help system is a 3 step process:

      Create a new style in Word or HTML - with properties to suit your formatting/appearance requirement for your source document.

      Create a like-named style in your output Help target template file (e.g., C1H_HTML.DOT for HTML and HTML Help output targets) or style sheet (e.g., C1H_HTML_full.css). This is to control how your Help output will appear/look in your Help target.

      Create a like-named style in Doc-To-Help with properties to define the compiled Help behavior.

The sections below demonstrate the basic techniques to apply and create paragraph and character styles in Doc-To-Help.


Applying Paragraph Styles

Defining a Style in Word

Using the Organizer to Copy a Style

Defining Styles in Doc-To-Help

Applying a User Defined Style