WebHelp - Robohelp Problems

Subject: WebHelp - Robohelp Problems
From: "Susan Jelus" <susan -dot- jelus -at- daytonrcs -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Mar 2007 11:35:11 -0400

Hi Everyone,

I'm having some issues producing and running webhelp with Robohelp X5 (build
606), Windows XP, IE6, and I'm hoping someone out there can help me figure
out what's wrong.

A little background:

We have been using Robohelp X5 to produce .chm help, and use a fairly
standard Table of Contents pane on the left to navigate and search. Now we
are trying to use the same project to produce .htm help instead of the .chm
file.

Here are the problems/questions:

- The project produces one htm file that combines a TOC with the 1st
(Welcome) topic. We can copy and change that file to use other topics. But
that requires a lot of manual work. Does anyone know how to get Robohelp to
produce WebHelp that includes the TOC pane for all topics?Robohelp is
producing .htm files without the Table of Contents (TOC) pane.

- The Search function in the Webhelp version of the TOC pane isn't working.
It contains a cross reference of words and all topics that contain those
words, but doesn't include a window that lets you enter a word to search.
Does anyone know what's needed to get the little search window up?

- The Index in the TOC pane for .htm files is formatted differently than the
one we had in the .chm file. It isn't as pretty and displays all topics and
subtopics at once -- we'd like to get the index that lets you click on a
topic to display the subtopics. Any ideas?

- Active content, such as the "click to expand" feature, doesn't really work
-- a little warning message displays in Internet Explorer, under the menu
bar. Does anyone know a way around this, other than not using those "bells
and whistles" in the webhelp version?

I hope this is clear and not too much at once.

I'm on the digest. So please reply directly. Thanks very much for your
help.

Best Regards,
Susan Jelus
Technical Publications
NCR Corporation
Dayton, Ohio
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