HTML export settings

In this dialog window, you can configure the appearance for the generated HTML pages. To access the HTML export settings you can either:
  • go to the Options menu and select the Project settings menu option
  • click the button in the application toolbar.
The following dialog window will appear:
HTML export settings

File extension

1. File extension
Use this drop-down list to specify the extension for the output files:
  • asp;
  • aspx;
  • htm;
  • html;
  • shtml;
  • phtml;
  • phtm;
  • php;
  • pl;
  • py.
    ... or use your own extension.

Image subfolder

2. Image subfolder
Specify in this field the subfolder where the image files are located.
Example: if your HTML files will be placed in /help/ folder and you want to keep all image files in /help/img folder then specify img in this field.

Optimize the image file size

3. Optimize the image file size
Select this option for better compression of output images with possible almost invisible quality reduction.

Color theme

4. Color theme
Choose a predefined color theme for the output HTML files. You may also create your own color themes by using the buttons next to the theme list.

Additional CSS

Press this button to specify you own CSS code to override CSS generated by Dr.Explain. You can customize the appearance of HTML pages: fonts, colors, sizes, etc. After you choose an existing color theme, Dr.Explain opens built-in CSS editor:

Page structure

6. Page structure
Use this section to configure the structure of the page. Turn on/off the menu, the keyword index tab and activate the full text search function.
If you select check box Always keep header and footer viewable it means that the height of the online manual will be automatically adjusted to fit to the height of the browser window. The header, footer and sidebars will be docked to the browser edges while the central content part will remain scrollable. This resembles the behavior of a CHM file.
Select check box Pop-up tooltips over clickable areas to enable pop-up tooltips that will be displayed when the cursor points at the bullet on the screenshot picture. The tooltips may include the associated control description, so that the user doesn't have to scroll down the page to read it.
Note: the Print version option is available for HTML export only.

Actions button

7. Actions buttonPress this button to import settings from another project file or from CHM export settings.


8. OKPress the button to accept all changes and close the dialog.


9. CancelPress the button to close the dialog and to discard the changes.


10. HelpPress the button to show the context help page.
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