invalid context string errors

Subject: invalid context string errors
From: steve <steve -at- SOFTLINESYSTEMS -dot- COM>
Date: Tue, 30 Mar 1999 10:10:40 -0800

I've converted a help file, mistakenly authored with WinHelp 4 as its primary target, back to winhelp 3. No Winhelp 4 features were implemented. However, compiling generated 4 pages of Warning 4031s Invalid Context string errors. Now, I've checked most of the footnotes and they aren't greater than 255 characters, don't begin with a number and don't contain any of the restricted characters. Frankly, I'm stumped and my developer is getting impatient. Help!
BTW I'm using RH6 and Word 97
And when I compile the file under winhelp 4, it works perfectly! No errors! Go figure.
Steven Ward              Email:   steve -at- softlinesystems -dot- com
Technical Writer         Phone:  (604) 266-1995
Softline Systems Inc.  Fax: (604) 266-1949
850-1200 West 73rd Ave. Vancouver, B.C.

Context string
(Correct name is Topic ID) The text associated with a '#' footnote that identifies a location within a Help file. Every topic has at least one Topic ID footnote inserted by RoboHELP at the top of the topic, but others can be placed anywhere within the topic. (These are called mid-Topic ID’s.) The Topic ID can consist of letters, digits and the underscore character (_). To prevent conflicts, each Topic ID in a Help file must be unique. See Topic ID.

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