Trying out Tech Communicator Suite 4, I just tried doing File > Publish on a FrameMaker book, and asking it to convert it into .CHM files.
It pops up a "Please wait..." dialog with a stripey animated progress bar that is a 100% right away. It's been sitting there like that for about 10 minutes now (whilst firing off Distiller in the background from time to time).
I appreciate that it may take a few mins to chomp through a big book and spit out the .chm,
but I was expecting a slightly better progress dialog than what I'm seeing!
Has anyone else on the forum used this workflow? Is this the way it always behaves? I was expecting the progress bar to at least, well, you know... show some progress
You'll need to create a project in RoboHelp first that has all your definitions set, then export your settings in a .isf file that FM uses to do the help generation. It's not a 1-stop process (at least initially). You also don't get the same degree of control over the output as you would in the normal FM to RH workflow.