Re: Search not working on Merging Chm files

Subject: Re: Search not working on Merging Chm files
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Will Husa <Will -dot- Husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 10 Apr 2008 10:54:51 -0500

Hi Will

Obviously I'm misunderstanding something. Please correct me and help me
to understand.

You said that after you apply a conditional tag to something, it can't
be found? Isn't that the point? You apply a condition, then use a build
expression so what you applied the condition to will be excluded from
the output. You create the output and what you applied the condition to
should be absent. If this is what you are seeing, it is totally normal
behavior and would be fully expected.

Or are you instead saying that things you applied a condition to aren't
being found any longer among your source files? If this is the case, I'm
not claiming it can't or isn't happening to you, just that I've never
seen it.

Sincerely... Rick :)

Will Husa wrote:
> Dan,
> I have a similar problem with RoboHelp 5, but it is only on conditional
> text. As soon as I apply a conditional tag to text or an image, RoboHelp
> cannot find it anymore. I've learned to live with it. Maybe they corrected
> that problem in RoboHelp 7. Any RoboHelp 7 users out there?
> Thanks,
> Will
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Dan" <dangarza1 -at- comcast -dot- net>
> To: <TECHWR-L -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
> Sent: Wednesday, April 09, 2008 10:02 PM
> Subject: Search not working on Merging Chm files
>> Hi Gang:
>> I have a robo help system, with six merged chm files. There is a sub
>> master
>> with the 6 files, and that submaster in merged into the master robo file.
>> The submaster has conditional tags for the common info. It's a real
>> complicated Help system if you ask me, I don't know how I can figure it
>> all
>> out, but I surprise myself.
>> Anyway, the search function does not work. Does anyone know how I can fix
>> this?
>> It Robohelp version 5
>> Thanks,
>> Dan

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