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Subject:Re: Word, Doc2Help, and an Index From:"Johns, David" <14615johns -at- KCPBLDG05 -dot- BV -dot- COM> Date:Tue, 11 Jul 1995 08:53:00 CDT
I had the same problem with Doc-To-Help's indexing feature, especially when
placing discretionary targets. Through discretionary indexing, Doc-To-Help
runs through the document, prompting you at each instance to see if you want
to place a target there. After each word in the discretionary list has been
indexed, Word attempts to save the document, apparently as a .TMP file.
These .TMP files accumulate and take up a lot of disk space. (The
unexpected and unexplained appearance of .TMP files in Word 6.0 is another
problem altogether that needs to be resolved by Microsoft--as well as the
many memory problems inherent in that memory-intensive program). Anyway, I
contacted WexTech about the indexing problem and they said they're aware of
it. It is an acknowledge bug, and they're working on it.
Black & Veatch
To: Multiple recipients of list TECHWR-L
Subject: Word, Doc2Help, and an Index
Date: Monday, July 10, 1995 5:58PM
I am pretty confused right now. I am trying to crank out the index for a
6 file that a colleague created using Doc-To-Help 1.6. This file is about 70
long, includes graphics, and has about 130 index entries. When initiated, it
to do its thing, but then it completely slows down after 4 or 5 index
have been processed. It then decides that it's tired and I receive that fun
"Word has insufficient memory, you will not be able to undo" error message.
a few of these (it takes 2 hours or so), the system then informs me that my
is "Out of memory while indexing." Crud. (BTW, I checked my colleague's
it appears to me that she has properly entered her index tags. I removed all
two tags, and it ran successfully, albeit *very* slowly.)
Has anyone used the Doc-To-Help indexing feature? If so, how long did it
to produce yours? I have contacted Doc-To-Help, and I will probably receive
impersonal fax with suggestions. I'm curious to find out what is considered
normal time span for processing an index with this tool.