RE: Context-Sensitive Help Issue

Subject: RE: Context-Sensitive Help Issue
From: "Pete Lees" <pd -dot- lees -at- btinternet -dot- com>
To: <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 14 Jul 2008 19:23:56 +0100

Hi, Nicola,

> I have a problem with my chm help system ... I haven't changed
> anything since the previous version, it's still being created by
> AuthorIT, then S&R is replacing the TOC to allow merging.
> I've looked at the two different help files using FAR, and the only
> difference I can see is that a greyed out file/field/option #IVB is
> missing.

When you compile an HTML Help file, the entries in the ALIAS section of your
project (.hhp) file are written into the #IVB file. So, the absence of the
#IVB file suggests that you have an empty or incorrectly formatted ALIAS
section. Do you have access to the .hhp file to confirm this? And can you
reproduce the problem by firing context integers at the help file with, for
example, the test facilities in HTML Help Workshop
(, Test > HtmlHelp API)?

There's a little more information on the #IVB file here:



Create HTML or Microsoft Word content and convert to Help file formats or
printed documentation. Features include support for Windows Vista & 2007
Microsoft Office, team authoring, plus more.

True single source, conditional content, PDF export, modular help.
Help & Manual is the most powerful authoring tool for technical
documentation. Boost your productivity!

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