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Links not working in PDF

Aug 6, 2010 8:37 AM

Hi,

I'm using the latest version of RH8 and usually generate in Webhelp format. However, I also output the source to printed documentation.

As the source contains so many files, I generate 3 files in .doc format, which I then paste into my own template and PDF it using RoboPDF.

 

The hyperlinks are active in the Word files and using Ctrl + mouse click takes you to the desired location (from the TOC and the document text).

However, when I PDF the files either by using:

 

File > Print  and choosing 1-Step RoboPDF   or

RoboPDF > Convert to PDF

 

The links in the output don't work. I can't find any settings that will remedy this.

 

Anyone know a workaround/solution.

 

Thanks a lot.

 

Regards,

Feebeegeebee.

 
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    Aug 10, 2010 12:23 AM   in reply to feebeegeebee

    Do you have the same problem if you generate using the supplied Style Mapping template?

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Aug 10, 2010 3:21 AM   in reply to feebeegeebee

    including mapping to a .dot Word template

    What I was getting at was did you map to the supplied Style Mapping template or one of your own?

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

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    Aug 10, 2010 7:57 AM   in reply to feebeegeebee

    I don't have RoboPDF on any machine so I cannot check further.

     

    Could someone else with RoboPDF test this please?

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    Aug 10, 2010 9:28 AM   in reply to Peter Grainge

    I don't believe you can retain links in the body unless you're using a full Acrobat license (RoboPDF is a "lite" version).

     

     

    Good luck,

    Leon

     
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    Jan 20, 2011 8:12 AM   in reply to feebeegeebee

    Seems that I remember forum horror stories, over the years, about RH and Open Office on the same machine. Has that been resolved, or is Open Office still causing RH to choke up hair balls?

     

     

    Good luck,

    Leon

     
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    Jan 20, 2011 12:02 PM   in reply to MergeThis

    The problem was related to how you installed Open Office and is covered in Snippets on my site. I don't know if it would still be a problem but it was an easy solution.

     


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