New options for easier working with styles in our help authoring tool

Using the HelpSmith’s word processor to format text in a topic

What are the benefits of using styles?

  • Setup formatting settings for the entire help project (or for a set of help projects) only once.
  • Update formatting in the entire help project (without the need to edit every topic manually).
  • Use different formatting for the same style (e.g. Hyperlink) in different output formats. For example, you can display the style used for hyperlinks as normal text in printed documentation, etc.
  • Re-use styles that were created for other help projects.
The Styles pane displays the styles of the current help project

Importing styles from other projects

  1. Click the File tab, then click Merge|Import Styles, and open the help project from which you want to import styles.
  2. In the Project Merge window, select (check) the styles that you want to import.
  3. Specify how to process already existing styles.
  4. Click OK.

Importing content with styles

Options for importing content with styles

Finding and replacing styles in topics

How to replace a style with another style

  1. On the Styles pane (View tab|Styles), select the style that you want to replace.
  2. On the toolbar (at the top of the Styles pane), click Replace Style.
  3. In the Replace Style dialog, select the style (e.g. Bold Text) by which you want to replace the first style (e.g. Highlight).
  4. Specify if you want to replace the style in the current topic only, or in the entire help project.
  5. Click Replace Style.
Replacing a style with another style in topics

Learn more

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