Re: RoboHelp

Subject: Re: RoboHelp
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Will Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 11 Jul 2008 17:12:05 -0500

Hi all

As I understand it, the only difference between the trial and licensed
version of RoboHelp is the time you have to try it before you must
purchase. The same install is used for either and the software key
activates the copy.

There are a great many things that can make it slow down.

* Where is the project? If it's on a network, move it to your local drive
* If you haven't applied the two patches, you could be seeing a slowdown
because there are too many fonts on the system
* There could be corruption in the cache file. (.CPD) so try destroying
the .CPD and allowing RoboHelp to rebuild it.

Like Will, I've been using the latest versions of RoboHelp with no issues.

Cheers... Rick :)

Will Husa wrote:
> It might be the trial version itself. I've using RoboHelp 7 on an average laptop. The chm file is 16.4MB and it takes about 20 seconds to create the build.
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> Hi all,
> I've pulled down a trial of RoboHelp 7 and find that it's very slow
> even with a single project and a couple of topics. Building a CHM file
> takes a couple of minutes. I have dual-core centrino with 2gb of RAM
> so my PC *seems* okay.
> Is there a less-resource-intensive help maker that can generate CHM
> files? I've tried HelpScribble and HelpBreeze, but their UI's are
> terrible and unusable.
> Or -- is there a way to tame RoboHelp?

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