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How do I add an "Underline" character style?
I realize that underlining words or phrases can be mistaken for a hypertext link. However, I am documenting computer software and feel that when I describe menus it would look better with the "shortcut key" letter underlined. Then I can add instructions like:
File Menu|Save as...
to my documents and it looks really good!
How to add an "Underlined" style to your Author-it library
This has created a new Author-it "Underlined" character style object. As it currently is it will generate correctly for all HTML objects and will be ignored by WinHelp. It will not yet map to a MS Word character style. We need to add a character style to our MS Word template for our printed documents to behave correctly.
How to add an "Underlined" style to your MS Word Template
When generating a MS Word document, Author-it maps every style you have used in your book to a style in MS Word. If you have applied the "Underlined" character style to some text, Author-it will expect to find a corresponding "Underlined" style in the MS Word template you use when generating your book. The name of this style mapping was set in step 5 above.
Different versions of MS Word may have slightly different menu layouts. We are going to add a Character Style called Underlined that only alters the underline attribute of any text it is applied to. These steps are for MS Word 2002 (XP), other versions of MS Word have different screens.
This will give us attractive underlining in MS Word outputs!
Finish off by adding this to your Styles toolbar, assign CTRL+U as the shortcut key.
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