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RH 8 Search Functionality

Feb 9, 2009 11:48 AM

Hi,
I've Installed trial of RH8 and RH8 Server. With RH8 am most interested in the improved search engine. I like that search results are now ranked and keywords can be implemented. I was looking at the RoboHelp 8 Reviewers Guide, and besides just ranking also notes that "topic context in the search results list provides a quick glance summary". However, unless I'm missing something, I can not see how to do this. When I publish and then test out the search, I just get ranked results and it is not showing the quick glance summary.

Am I missing something?
Thanks.

 
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    Feb 9, 2009 7:33 PM   in reply to hughbetcha
    Hi,

    To enable topic context in search result, you must check the checkbox "Show Context in Search Result" in SSL dialog. This option is enabled by default. So if you haven't changed the default settings, this should be already checked for you.
    Are you trying to generate webhelp or flashhelp? For webhelp, topic context is shown below the topic name but for flashhelp, it appears as a tooltip when you hover your mouse over the topic name.

    Tulika.
     
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    Feb 9, 2009 8:08 PM   in reply to hughbetcha
    On RHServer,to enable topic context in search result, the client-side indexing should be enabled.To do so,
    -go to <RHServer8 installation path>/WEB-INF,
    -open robohelp_server.properties file in notepad.
    -set reindex=false (by default it is set to true).
    -Restart the server(restart tomcat service)

    Deepa
     
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    Feb 9, 2009 11:10 PM   in reply to hughbetcha
    Hi,

    Option to "Show Context in Search Result" is present in WebHelp Pro SSL dialog under the section "Additional Options" on first page of SSL properties.
    But as Deepa correctly mentioned, search context will not show up with reindex property set to true.

    Let me elaborate a bit on what this property means:
    Search for projects published on RoboHelp Server 8 can be based on search-index generated by RoboHTML client or on index generated by RoboHelp Server.
    Its upto user which kind of search-index he wants to use.
    Specifying "reindex" property to "true" enables RoboHelp Server side indexing and setting it to false enables RoboHTML side indexing.
    This property is set to "true" by default because search-indexing capability on RoboHelp Server is better and has better support for CJK languages as compared to that of RoboHTML.
    Also server side indexing enables wildcard search on server.
    But using Server side indexing has its own cons as well. One of them is the one experienced by you i.e. you do not get any topic context in search results.
    Other is that in case of server side indexing, RoboHelp server ignores the synonym list, phrase list, stop list, and ignore list of the project while generating the search-index.

    So its upto the user discretion and requirement, that he can choose to enable/disable server side indexing.

    Tulika.
     
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    Feb 10, 2009 8:32 PM   in reply to hughbetcha
    Hi,

    You can check out all the required details about enhanced search feature of RoboHelp Server in this thread -
    http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=6 5&catid=457&threadid=1422721#5211496

    Tulika.
     
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    May 27, 2009 8:48 AM   in reply to tuls.garg

    Hi -

    I was hoping to read the information identified by Tulika (http://www.adobe.com/cfusion/webforums/forum/messageview.cfm?forumid=6 5&catid=45 7&threadid=1422721#5211496 ) but it just brings me back to the Forums page. Does this thread still exist?

     

    Thanks.

     
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    May 27, 2009 8:52 AM   in reply to friedlanders
     
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    May 27, 2009 12:50 PM   in reply to Captiv8r

    Really Rick, all this banging on about the wonders of an Index. Have you not heard of Search?

     

    http://forums.adobe.com/message/1034640#1034640

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     
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    May 27, 2009 12:54 PM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    Wowza golly gee! I guess the forum search works after all!

     

    I rather assumed it didn't, as friedlanders wasn't able to find the thread.

     

    Cheers... Rick

     

     

     
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