Like most modern word processors Help+Manual can also insert special characters not available on the keyboard, horizontal lines and hard page breaks.
Please note that special characters and hard page breaks need to be used with consideration for the limitations of your chosen output format: If the fonts required for the characters are not available on the user's computer the characters will not be displayed.
Page breaks are also inserted in HTML and will work there in browsers that interpret them correctly.
Help+Manual has an intelligent function for inserting typographic/curly quotation marks instead of the standard computer vertical quotes. The main function is accessed in the Symbol tool in Write > Insert Object:
Selecting the quotes style
First click on the arrow at the right end of the Quote(s) entry in the menu and select the style of quotes you want to use. You only need to do this once for any quote style. After that Help+Manual will remember it until you change it.
Select text and apply quotes
The easiest way to apply curly quotes is to select the text you want to quote and then select the c entry in the menu. The quotes will be applied at the beginning and end of the selected text.
Applying curly quotes singly
Just position the cursor at the beginning of the text and select the Quote(s) entry in the menu, then position the cursor at the end of the text and select the entry again. Help+Manual will figure out whether the quote is at the beginning or the end of the quoted text and insert the correct quote character.
Set a keyboard shortcut for curly quotes
If you use quotes a lot you won't want to select the menu every time. Go to View > Program Options > Shortcuts and define a keyboard shortcut to the Insert quotation marks entry in the Insert group. This works both for quoting selected text and inserting quotes singly. It will use the currently defined quotes style.
Note that It doesn't make much sense to use characters from a rare font in your WebHelp or HTML Help output, because most users won't have that font installed on their computers. If you use rare fonts in PDF you can embed the font in your output, but this will significantly increase the size of your PDF file. (Configuration > Publishing Options > Adobe PDF > Font Embedding.)
1.Click in the editor in the position where you want to insert the special character.
2.Select Write > Insert Object >
3.Common special characters can be selected directly in the menu -- or select More Symbols... to display more characters and all available fonts.
4.You can assign keyboard shortcuts to a number of these characters in View > Program Options > Shortcuts.
Horizontal lines are inserted in their own paragraph and they are not formattable. They always occupy the entire width of the page or table cell in which they are inserted.
1.Click in the editor in the position where you want to insert the horizontal line.
2.Select Write > Insert Object > to insert the line. A dialog will be displayed allowing you to choose the line thickness and color.
Selecting Custom Style allows you to define the thickness and color of the line yourself. In HTML output this styling information will be inserted as inline CSS in the HR line tag. If you prefer the line to be unstyled choose the Browser Default option. This will just insert a plain HR tag in HTML. This won't affect non-HTML formats like PDF and DOCX.
Hard page breaks are only used in PDF, printed manuals and Word DOCX. They are ignored in all other formats.
1.Click in the editor in the position where you want to insert the hard page break.
2.Select Write > Insert Object >
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