RE: RoboHelp: out of memory at line 150

Subject: RE: RoboHelp: out of memory at line 150
From: "Humphries, Ola" <Ola -dot- Humphries -at- Energy -dot- Sungard -dot- com>
To: 'Rick Stone' <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>, 'Dan Heath' <dheath76 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2006 13:10:40 -0500

This does help. I think my original problem started when I copied a drop
down link from one topic to another topic in a different project, attempting
to avoid recreation of some complex dhtml text. Then, I kept re-copying it.
This created confusion since the original and the copied ones were published
to different locations. RoboHelp apparently kept all those scripts. The out
of memory means, I guess, that something inside the file points to a
different location from the one the file is intended for.

How I resolve this problem now: When I copy a complex link and paste it in
the new file, I open the link and copy the text. Then I paste the text into
a newly created drop-down that does not have the out-of-town baggage. Then I
delete the imported link. Lastly, I click on the TrueCode tab and delete all
scripts (just in case).

One must always be careful, also, not to import an entire output file into a
source document. This will cause the error message also.


-----Original Message-----
From: Rick Stone [mailto:rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 12:50 PM
To: Humphries, Ola; 'Dan Heath'
Cc: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Subject: Re: RoboHelp: out of memory at line 150

Hi Ola

The scripts are normally injected into the topics during the process of
generating WebHelp or FlashHelp. Essentially, they perform some sniffing to
see what browser is being used, then tweaking things a bit in hopes of
better accommodating different browsers. From there, they sniff again to see

if the topic is being displayed inside the WebHelp/FlashHelp frameset. If
so, nothing further needs to happen. If not, (depending on your generation
settings) they may handle inserting a link that allows the user to click to
wrap the WebHelp/FlashHelp frameset around the topic.

For a long time I wondered how folks managed to shoot themselves in the foot

by ending up with WebHelp/FlashHelp OUTPUT files overlaying the nice and
pristine SOURCE files. Then I finally discovered that the answer is often
that the author has aimed the publishing target so it overlays the source
files. And well, that's the job of the publishing bit. To replace files.

Hopefully this helps a bit... Rick :)

----- Original Message -----
From: "Humphries, Ola" <Ola -dot- Humphries -at- Energy -dot- Sungard -dot- com>
To: "'Dan Heath'" <dheath76 -at- gmail -dot- com>
Cc: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Sent: Tuesday, June 20, 2006 9:34 AM
Subject: RE: RoboHelp: out of memory at line 150

> Dan,
> Thanks for causing me to take a second look at Rick's Web page.
> I took the script references out of the true code, as per the
> instructions.
> I removed them from only one topic and then re-compiled and detected no
> errors. This, in spite of my having left most of the offending topics
> "uncleaned."
> Interestingly, this morning was the first time I used the new installation
> of version X5, upgrading from X3. I'm wondering if that had anything to do
> with the problem not showing.
> I checked the true code for many other topics in that project and found
> script in topics that offered no problems. Being a slightly obsessive
> compulsive text cleaner, I "cleaned up" several of them. Removing them
> seemed to make no difference in how the topic displayed when compiled.
> However, I'm wondering if anyone knows the purpose of these scripts. Many
> (most/all?) of them seemed to be javascripts and in a section labeled
> "scripts".
> So much to learn....
> Ola

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