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.
Thanks for your response.
If you mean the page you eventually get to when you hit "Generate", which allows you to map styles, etc., yes.
I usually map to the project's .css file, but I tried various settings, including mapping to a .dot Word template. Neither made any difference.
None of the links worked.
I used my own template.
However, I just tried the one supplied and generated a .doc file. I then chose RoboPDF > Convert to PDF within Word.
The links from the TOC worked, but links within the text did not.
Oddly, I also got a blank page at the beginning of the PDF file (not in the .doc file) which gave the following popup error: "There was a problem reading this document (14)."
Just a follow-up to this, while I remember...
...I came up with a workaround for this.
Hope it helps someone else who's been frustrated with RoboPDF and its lack of working links.
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?