Re: Search not working on Merging Chm files

Subject: Re: Search not working on Merging Chm files
From: Pete Lees <pd -dot- lees -at- btinternet -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Fri, 11 Apr 2008 11:08:02 +0100 (BST)


> 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?

The search and index functions in HTML Help don't work
recursively; only one level of merging is permitted.
This is in contrast to the TOC, where multiple levels
of CHM files can be merged into the TOC of a master
file. So, you need to ensure that your master CHM file
is configured to merge the index and full-text search
information from every CHM file, whether it's a
sub-master or a slave.

If the search function is completely broken in every
CHM file, one of the DLLs that the help compiler uses
to build the index and full-text search data is
probably missing or incorrectly registered. If the
compilation log contains either of the following
messages then you can be confident that this is the
cause of the problem.

HHC6002: The file itcc.dll has not been registered
HHC6003: The file itircl.dll has not been registered

To fix the problem, try the solution described here:

It would also be worth running MJ's Help Diagnostics
( to
ensure that you've got all the required runtime and
compiler components.


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