Checking formatting and styles
You should also test all styles, cascading style sheets, tables, and any
other formatting used in your help system.
Suggested tasks for testing
- Make sure that styles appear the way you want them to. Check the length of
topics and make sure they match your style guidelines.
- Check that headings, numbered lists, bulleted lists, and so on are all
- Make sure that spacing and margins are correct.
- View the help file on different monitors and browsers to make sure the
formatting, colors, and styles are correct. If any of your styles use the same
fonts as the browser you are viewing in, change your default browser font so
the difference in styles is immediately apparent.
- A useful test of whether a cascading style sheet is working or not is to
add the style information using the
<STYLE> tag with the
included styles to a representative file or two. You can then compare these
files to the ones using the
- Change your Windows desktop color scheme and make sure the help file is
- If your help is intended to be published on the web, test your style sheet
in different versions of the same browser. For example, new developments in
cascading style sheets may cause them to display topics differently in
Microsoft Internet Explorer 6 or 9 , Chrome or FireFox.