RC2 Congratulations! and Request

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JohnFredC
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RC2 Congratulations! and Request

Post by JohnFredC » 28 Oct 2006, 15:31

Wow, the help file is very nice! Thank you!

Request:

Is it possible to include a menu item that would allow me to"zoom" the help? Maybe the ability to change the fontsize up or down in increments is what I need (the help text is very small on my screen).

Or am I missing something?

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Post by th. » 28 Oct 2006, 15:47

The fontsize in the textwindow can be changed with CTRL+mouse wheel up/down (like in Internet Explorer).

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Post by JohnFredC » 28 Oct 2006, 15:52

Sorry, that doesn't work on my system, not in Salamander Help and not in IE (I have IE V7 installed). Ctrl-scroll wheel does nothing.
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Post by ino » 28 Oct 2006, 15:58

JohnFredC wrote:Sorry, that doesn't work on my system, not in Salamander Help and not in IE (I have IE V7 installed). Ctrl-scroll wheel does nothing.
Try this: be sure you have only one instance of your MSIE opened. Go to menu (I guess menu View) find text size and set it to Largest. Might help...

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Post by JohnFredC » 28 Oct 2006, 16:24

That did it!

Thank you very much.

My request for font size directly from help still stands, though!
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Post by Datalog » 28 Oct 2006, 17:10

JohnFredC wrote: My request for font size directly from help still stands, though!
The help engine is standard MS (HTML help) - so wouldn't it be better to send this request to Microsoft?

What about other programs? Haven't you same problem with other sw, using HTML help (nearly all sw under MS windows)?

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Post by JohnFredC » 28 Oct 2006, 18:20

You're may be right, but my (perhaps mistaken) understanding of HTML help has been that the developer can control what appears in the menus. I haven't built HTML help myself, though.

Was scanning the new Salamander Help only out of curiosity and as a courtesy to the developers who spent so much time on it. They did a very good job.
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Post by Datalog » 29 Oct 2006, 05:01

JohnFredC wrote:... can control what appears in the menus. ...
I'm not 100% sure, but I know only "bad" ways to increase/decrease font.
- use hack (bookmarklet javascript:void(document.body.style.zoom='150%') and not sure if it would work if associated with jump toolbar button
- start HTML help (when F1 pressed in Salamander) with another font (same font but another size) without possibility to increase/decrease after help started
- may be some ActiveX???

Menu items with font size exists in old WinHelp help (.hlp) not in HTML help (.chm)

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