Re: Another maddening RoboHelp problem

Subject: Re: Another maddening RoboHelp problem
From: Kathleen MacDowell <kathleen -dot- eamd -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com>
Date: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 20:48:22 -0500

Like others, I haven't worked with RH for quite a while, but your pain
reminds me of my experience the last time I did.

I had a newer version of RH (I think 8) than what was used to create the
original materials I was supposedly updating (I think it was in Webhelp).

For some unknown reason, the older files wouldn't load. We never figured
out what was going on, except that there was some incompatibility. (And
because there was too much to do, the material never did get updated.)

So, although I don't know where the problems rested, it seems that in some
cases one might encounter problems trying to work with older files.

The only thing I could think of at the time was to redo the document. Kind
of like what Robert and William are suggesting.

Hope your programmers are helpful!

Kathleen

On Tue, Jul 26, 2016 at 8:02 PM, Keith Hood <bus -dot- write -at- gmail -dot- com> wrote:

> And now for something completely different: I can't get context-sensitive
> help working. I have a Webhelp project where each HTML file is specific to
> a module in the software. When you click on the help button in a module,
> the Webhelp interface should open and show the help page for that
> particular module.The help that was on the server, created by a tech writer
> who's been gone for years, worked that way. But I can't get mine to work.
>
> I'm trying to use map IDs. I've carefully read everything in the RH "help"
> - which is about as useful as a chicken wire shovel. I've spent days
> crawling through the RH user forum, which has lots of posts about
> context-sensitivity problems, but none of them match my situation. I've
> created a map ID file. I've done everything the help says to do, but when
> the help is deployed on the server the context-sensitive feature doesn't
> work.
>
> Some of the problem is, I can't understand half of what I see on the net.
> This is the first time I've used RH in more than 10 years, and a lot of
> what people write about this problem, I don't understand. I've been on
> Peter Grainge's web site and I can't figure out what the bleep he's talking
> about. I need to know if there are any sources that can provide simple,
> baby-step instructions. If anyone has any pointers I would very much
> appreciate some help.
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