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The 'Publish' command's progress bar in FM11

Jul 26, 2013 3:40 AM

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

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    Jul 30, 2013 5:54 AM   in reply to feline_1973

    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.

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