I seem to recall seeing a place, somewhere in Robo 10, where I can change widgetmax.com to something else. I've gotten my first complaint from a reviewer about this. Where do I go to change it?
When the reviewer lodged the complaint, they didn't say where they saw it? That would provide a big clue.
Try generating WebHelp and see if you can find it using search. If so, that may provide a clue where it's lurking.
One other thought. I believe when I set that up, WidgetMax.com is the fictitious site pointed to by the CompanyURL variable. So when you look at the variables pod you can't rely on just looking at the list of variables. Look at the value on the right side. Remember, variables may also be formatted. And in this case, likely the CompanyURL is still pointing to WidgetMax.com.
He didn’t say, but it there is a “Web Page” button at the top of every page, and when you click that button, it goes to www.widgetmax.com<http://www.widgetmax.com>. (That’s a real site, so I wonder what the relationship is between the site owner and Adobe!)
I uncheck “Button 1”, which should cause that button to disappear, but it’s still there after a compile.
I couldn’t find a “Variables” pod, just “User defined Variables”, and that doesn’t have a CompanyURL item or value.
After several compiles, the "Web Site" button has finally disappeared. I still get the error:
Compilation failed while compiling http:\www.widgetmax.com.
So, it's in there somewhere, but is hiding. I think I've been through every menu and sub-menu, but can't find it.
Ahhhh, okay. I have you now.
I believe it's in the Window definition. I know you said you de-selected button one. Try re-selecting that button and click the Advanced Properties button. That's where the link is hiding.
"If anyone ever did a good RoboHelp manual, it would be worth its weight in gold!"
Want to put your money where your mouth is?
The problem is the life of such a book would be no more than about eighteen months. In that time it is difficult to get your money back to pay for the time. But if payment in gold is a possibility...
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Sorry, Peter. I’m fresh out of gold. But, if I did online help full-time, it would certainly be worth my while to have someone who knows the app to teach a course. Do it in Boston and maybe Silicon Valley, and you could probably make enough to buy real gold! 8-)
I have watched Adobe go further downhill, as more and more complexity is added without a lot of help resources. With apps like Flare offering clean single-sourcing and local training, it’s getting harder to stay with Adobe. I so miss Aldus and Macromedia!
As far as training goes, it costs so much for travel these days. Webinar type of training is often far more efficient as nobody on either side has to travel. While I see a fair number of classes where folks try to cram it all in over the course of three days, arrangements can even be made so a course would occur over a longer span of time and perhaps in the evenings.
True, Lynda.com is one way web based training works.
What I was referring to was training where you have a live instructor at a computer and you are connected and able to see the instructor's screen or s/he sees yours and the training works exactly like being together in a classroom. The difference is there is no classroom. The software that connects you is the classroom.
You are still able to ask any questions that emerge as they come up. The Lynda.com training isn't quite like that. It's more like watching YouTube videos.