Re: RH9 problems with imported HTML files

Subject: Re: RH9 problems with imported HTML files
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: Kaye Adkins <kadkinsphd -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 27 Aug 2012 22:06:52 -0500

Hi Kaye

Others have you close but no cigar I'd imagine.

Certainly you want to visit Tools > Options > File Association.

The key that everyone seems to be missing is the option at the bottom. Usually Auto-select editor is set. Change that to "Use default editor".

The thing is, RoboHelp relies on a meta tag to identify the editor. When RoboHelp goes to edit a topic it looks at this selection. If it sees Word was the creator of the topic, it opens Word. If it sees Dreamweaver was used, it opens Dreamweaver. By choosing the option to use default, you are instructing RoboHelp to always open in the RoboHelp editor.

Cheers... Rick :)

On 8/27/2012 2:31 PM, Kaye Adkins wrote:

I've finally got our IT people to install RoboHelp 9, and now I'm
frantically prepping for class, playing with the new version of RH. I've
encountered a problem that I haven't found mentioned anywhere. If someone
here has encountered this, I appreciate any help you can offer.

I've imported .html files into a project, which seems to work pretty much
like it always has. However, when I click on the imported topic to edit it
in RH, Notepad opens instead, with the complete .html code and text from
the original file. There seems to be no way to open the actual topic in RH.

The IconLogic book that I'm using for the class indicates that you can
import .html files, but oddly enough, I don't find any information about
them in the Adobe RH Help information.

When I generate the project as FlashHelp, WebHelp, or Microsoft HTML Help,
the topic appears, content and everything.

As I said, I've checked Adobe's web site, and Help, and searched the Web
and couldn't find any information.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Kaye Adkins

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