Re: Displaying downloaded CHM file issue

Subject: Re: Displaying downloaded CHM file issue
From: Mark Giffin <mgiffin -at- earthlink -dot- net>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2016 09:10:01 -0700

I think you have to right click on the chm file, and tell it that the chm is okay security-wise, roughly. I don't have one to test right now. Windows is giving it a security hold because you downloaded it and it has executable code that could contain problems. Back in the day Windows would just let you run it, but it was seen to be a security hole. One of several reasons that chm is outdated. Of course in some ways chm is also better than anything we have now.

Mark Giffin
Mark Giffin Consulting, Inc.
http://markgiffin.com/

On 8/22/2016 8:51 AM, Robert Lauriston wrote:

"Mark of the Web"
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms537628(v=vs.85).aspx

On Mon, Aug 22, 2016 at 8:42 AM, Mike McCallister
<mike -dot- mccallister -at- pkware -dot- com> wrote:
Hey folks,

I really should know the answer to this, but I'm blanking out.

We are in the process of making all of our documentation public, placed on a public Confluence space (https://support.pkware.com/display/SMAR/Application).

While moving toward getting everything web-based, users should have access to the current docs. Our Windows Desktop help is the only thing we still publish as a CHM file included in the product. When I posted that to Confluence (as a downloadable attachment), all works well on my PC. When one of our managers downloaded the file and opened it, the TOC displayed nicely, but no Help text appeared!
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