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How to replace image that contains image maps?

Apr 16, 2012 3:08 PM

Tags: #mapping_image #image_map #shg #replace_file

I'm using RoboHelp HTML 8. Some of my help topics have an image that contains multiple image maps that allow the user to click to see, for example, field or button defintions about objects on that image. In the past, I was able to capture or create a new image file and give it the exact same name as the old image file (for example, ccm_assessment_shg.gif) -- the new one would replace the old one; and when I viewed the image in RoboHelp HTML, the new image would still contain all of the original image's image maps.


However, now I see an image file (.png) in one of my topics, and I'd like to replace it, but my old "replacing with the same name" process doesn't seem to work any more. What is my problem? How can I do this in RoboHelp 8? Is the problem related to the file should be a gif rather than a png? (I must confess that it's been several monthes since I worked in RoboHelp, so I may have just forgotten something. I can't find instructions about working with SHGs and image maps.)


Thanks much for any good advice!

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    Apr 16, 2012 4:28 PM   in reply to Janatwork

    Hi there


    How exactly are you trying to replace the image? I ask, because if you are opening the Image dialog and working that way, you will likely lose the connection with image map regions. My own preferred method is to simply work totally behind RoboHelp's back by replacing the image using Windows Explorer. RoboHelp should be none the wiser as long as the file name and location remain the same.


    Cheers... Rick


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