Last Friday, I had 2 RH projects open when the electricity went out in our building. When I opened these projects on Monday, I suddenly couldn't open most of the topics in design view. A few I can. What happens is that I get the hourglass and then RH stops responding. I waited 10 minutes and no progress. I can still right-click a topic and view/preview it, but I cannot open it in the design window.
So maybe something got hosed in the project, right? Well ... I opened a project that was not open at the time of the power surge and it's experiencing the same issue.
So maybe something in RH itself got hosted, right? Well ... I un-installed and re-installed RH and I still have the issue.
Any ideas? I'm completely at a loss.
Admittedly a long shot here. Have you tried reloading the default environment? Additionally, I'd also click Tools > Options and ensure that the WYSIWYG editor is the default. And if it is, try configuring another editor as the default. Then dismiss the dialogs and reset the default back to the WYSIWYG editor.
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Did you check your Tools > Options and ensure RoboHelp was configured as the editor as described earlier?
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Hi Rick –
Thanks so much for your quick reply! Yes, I did check that. I’ve also tried the following:
- created new folders with shorter names
- uninstalled and reinstalled both RH7 and RH8
- created a brand new project and imported a single topic (one that I could not open in the “problem” project and still cannot open in the new project)
- moved my project folder so it’s directly under C: (path is now C:\RHProjects)
I can open some topics but not others and can preview the topics that I can’t open (at least the ones that I’ve tried so far). My guess is that the problem is caused by something that’s in particular topics, but I don’t really know what. They all have Related Topics buttons – I saw another post about that in the forum – so I don’t think that’s the problem because some of them do open.
I have about 700 topics in my project so I don’t want to have to recreate them all. I’m pretty much at my wit’s end – I’ve already missed one deadline and have got another one coming up. I’d appreciate any help you can offer – thanks so much. Otherwise, I’m going to get started entering things in a new project and recreating the topics from scratch so I don’t import the problem (whatever it is).
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As Rick mentioned above, Please try Click on Tools>Options>Association>Auto Select> Click on Yes> Then Select the Design View (Robohelp)[WYSIWYG editor].Press Ok.
Try opening your topics once again, see if that helps
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