Help Tip Supported HTML Tags

Last modified: 11 July 1997.

This page lists the HTML tags that Hi Help supports when showing pop-up help tips, the supported colour names, face lists and escape sequences recognised.

Supported HTML tags

B .. /B Bold
BASEFONT Sets the default font attributes
SIZE=n Sets the default font size between 1 and 7
FACE=Face list Default font face name
BODY Sets the default background
and foreground colours.
BGCOLOR=Colour Default background colour
TEXT=Colour Default text colour
BR Line break Inserts one carriage return/line feed
CODE .. /CODE Code sample Use font "Courier New"
FONT .. /FONT SIZE=n Sets the font size between 1 and 7
SIZE=+n or SIZE=-n Makes font size relative to BASEFONT size
Relative font sizes are not cumulative.
COLOR=Colour Set the text colour.
FACE=Face list Set font face name
H1../H1 .. H6../H6 Headings Bold, with font sizes 7..2
HR Horizontal Rule This marks the end of a pop-up help tip
I .. /I Italic
P Paragraph Inserts two carriage returns/line feeds
S .. /S Strikethrough
/TD End table item Inserts one Tab character
TH .. /TH Table header item Bold, inserts one Tab character
/TR End table row Inserts one carriage return/line feed
U .. /U Underline
UL OL LI /UL /OL lists Inserts one carriage return/line feed
Notes

Colour attributes

A colour attribute may either be one of the colour names listed below, or #RRGGBB, ie a hexdecimal number denoting the red-green-blue colour value.

black#FFFFFF
green#008400
maroon#840000
olive#848400
navy#000084
purple#840084
gray, grey#848484
red#FF0000
yellow#FFFF00
blue#0000FF
teal#008484
lime#00FF00
aqua#00FFFF
fushia#FF00FF
silver#C6C6C6

Face lists

The FONT and BASEFONT tags have a FACE attribute. A list of font names can be specified. If the first font is available on the system, it will be used, otherwise the second will be tried, and so on. If none are available, the default font (Arial) will be used.

Escape sequences recognised

&#d,&#dd,&#dddANSI character with given decimal value
""
&&
&lt;<
&gt;>
&nbsp;(non-breaking space)
&shy;­
&copy©

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