Customizing the Help

You can customize various aspects of the Help to suit your users' needs and to incorporate your company's branding and look and feel.

Steps below show you how to:

Modify the font of topic headings and text
Modify the background color of topics
Replace the logo at the top of Help
Modify the color of the toolbar at the top of Help

Warnings

~ Do not customize the Help without consulting your MicroStrategy Web administrator.
~ Customizing the Help involves making changes to HTML and style sheet files that determine the overall functionality and appearance of the Help.

To customize the Help

1 Download the help from the MicroStrategy download site.
2 Navigate to the folder that contains the Help, and open one of the following folders, depending on the version of Help that you want to modify:
Web User Help: WebUser\WebHelp
Select a folder depending on the language in which you want to change the display of Help pages. For example, to change the display of the Help in English, select the Lang_1033 folder.
Screen reader-compatible version of the Help (508-compliant): WebUser\508
Administrator Help: WebAdmin\WebAdminHelp

To modify the font of topic text

1 Navigate to Resources\Stylesheets, and open the MSTRDocs_Styles.css file in an HTML editor.
2 To change the font of the main heading at the top of each help topic, adjust the properties in the h1 { } section of the file.
3 To change the font of the text in each topic, adjust the properties in the p { } section of the file.
4 To change the font of the numbered steps in each topic, adjust the properties in the p.Number { } and p.Number_1 { } section of the file.
5 To change the font of the procedure introduction (for example, "To create a filter") in each topic, adjust the properties in the h2 { } section of the file.
6 To change the font of the "Related topics" text in each topic, adjust the properties in the h3 { } section of the file.
7 Save and close the MSTRDocs_Styles.css file.

To modify the colors and font for the table of contents

1 Navigate to Skins\Default\Stylesheets, and open the Styles.css file in an HTML editor.
2 To modify the background color of the table of contents area, adjust the properties in the #toc.tabs-panel-content { } section of the file.
3 To modify the highlight color when a topic name is selected in the table of contents, adjust the properties in the .tree-node.tree-node-selected { } section of the file.
4 To modify the fonts used in the table of contents, adjust the properties in the .tree-node div { } section of the file.
5 Save and close the Styles.css file.

To replace the logo at the top of the Help

Ensure that the required logo is saved as a .gif or .png file in the WebUser\Webhelp folder.

1 Navigate to Skins\Default\Stylesheets, and open the Styles.css file in an HTML editor.
2 Change the name of the default Images/mstr-logo.png file to the name of the required image file.
3 Save and close the Styles.css  file.

To modify the color bar that appears immediately above the table of contents

1 Navigate to Skins\Default\Stylesheets, and open the Styles.css file in an HTML editor.
2 Adjust the properties in the body { } section of the file
3 Save and close the Styles.css  file.

To confirm your changes

1 Confirm your changes by logging into MicroStrategy Web and refreshing the Help.