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Command Line Compile and Index

May 24, 2012 3:05 PM

When doing a command line compile for a project, it is pulling in the wrong index. In our project, we have two indices: One contains an old index that we are reluctant to remove in the event it is needed again, and another (the default index of the project) is a blank index.

 

When I compile the project through Robohelp, the blank index is pulled in, and there is no index displayed in the final output (chm). There is a tab for the contents, the search, and the glossary. However, when doing this through the command line using the exact same ssl, the index is included and it is pulling in the old index that contains data.

 

Does anyone know of a way to stop this from occurring other than probably removing the old index?

 
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    May 25, 2012 2:06 AM   in reply to mcallit82

    See if Bill Albing's article hosted on my site helps.

     

    http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/command_line/command_line.htm

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    May 25, 2012 2:15 AM   in reply to mcallit82

    Please check which index is selected in the SSL dialog, which ever index is selected in SSL will go in output.

     

     

    Hope this will help

    Ashish

     
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    May 25, 2012 3:56 AM   in reply to mcallit82

    Rather than setting the value in the SSL to <Default Index> try selecting the actual index file you require.

     
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    May 25, 2012 1:09 PM   in reply to mcallit82

    Hi

     

    Make your index as default index which you want to use in your Output.  In the HTML Help Options make sure the index is Default, Then run your commadn prompt as Run as Admin, change the directory to the Robohelp Insatll folder using command cd C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 9\RoboHTML and then run the command.

     

    Hope it helps

     

    Thanks

    VJ

     
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    May 25, 2012 2:53 PM   in reply to mcallit82

    If possible, test the same in a different computer as I am able to get the index which i want

     
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    May 26, 2012 11:23 PM   in reply to mcallit82

    You had not mentioned source control before. See Item 1 at http://www.grainge.org/pages/snippets/snippets.htm#sourcecontrol

     

    The HHP file should not be checked in.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

    @petergrainge

     
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    May 29, 2012 1:33 PM   in reply to mcallit82

    You have not included the version of RoboHelp you are using.

     

    See Item 13 at http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/rh9/using_rh9.htm if you are using RoboHelp 9. Note also the shading of that item indicating it was fixed in a service release.

     


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    May 30, 2012 12:59 AM   in reply to mcallit82

    Sorry but I don't have answers to those points.

     


    See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

     

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