Re: RoboHelp 95 Question

Subject: Re: RoboHelp 95 Question
From: "Cramer, Kim" <kcramer -at- NCSLINK -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 20 May 1997 13:08:00 -0700

Goldberg, Steve (sgoldberg -at- elcom -dot- com) asked:
>I have context-sensitive help in a Windows-based application involving
>Help buttons on several dialog boxes. Each button is mapped to the
>specific help topic ID number. The question is does the WinHelp compiler
>change these ID numbers each time the project is compiled? In other
>words, if I add or delete a topic or topics, do I then have to re-map the
>links from the buttons to the (new) ID number?

Steve, the WinHelp compiler does not change the context ID numbers
during compilation.

FYI: On my current project, I've noticed that Doc-To-Help changes the
context IDs during it's conversion process when I've added new material
to the middle of a section. This has caused me problems with linking,
so I've had to check this carefully.

On previous RoboHelp projects, I never had a problem with this - the
context IDs were static once assigned (I always had RoboHelp generate
the map files). Occaisionally, RoboHelp duplicated context IDs in the
map files, which generated an error during the compile. It dup'd both
the context string and the ID - I just deleted one of the two lines in
the map file and everything worked OK.

Kim Cramer
kcramer -at- ncslink -dot- com
Sr. Information Developer
NCS Education, Mesa AZ

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