Sorry, I should have said that this is RH7.
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Easiest solution is to File > Load Default Environment.
You say the insert option is disabled. When a topic has focus? Click in a topic and try again.
Your solution worked! Many thanks for your help!
I’m fairly sure that I had the cursor in a topic. Now it’s fixed, I can’t check...
Why would the pod disappear?
Chances are it didn't Ian but may have got "hidden" somewhere in the UI. You may want to save your own environment in case this happens again.
Possibly accidentally moved to somewhere in your layout where you couldn't see it.
While we're on the subject, is there an easy way of replacing a text string with a user variable throughout all the topics in a project?
You could use a find and replace tool such as FAR or BkReplaceEm if you know the code that RH would use for a variable. There is not other way inside RH without manually looking for the text string and replacing it with a variable.
For what it is worth, RH8 has a script that does this.
Peter, you have once again saved me from having a meltdown! The same thing just happened to me in RoboHelp 7. All of a sudden I could get the Project Manager pod to open. I uninstalled and reinstalled, and still couldn't. Got an error and it shut down when trying to load my environments. So I loaded the default environment, and voila! It worked. Thanks!
I echo ginafromtampa's comment. Just had the same thing happen in RH8.
FYI in RH8 it's File/Environment/Load Default Environment.
So many thanks to Peter for this nugget of life-saving info.
I'm still a bit surprised I had to do this though - all I did was close all pods to maximise my editing window space.
Then upon trying to reset everything -> forget it, I didn't even have the View/Pods menu item (in fact I still don't).
Is this (dare I say it) a slightly flaky GUI? or have I done something stupid?
I'm not the great and powerful Peter, but hopefully youl find this helpful.
Right-click the menu and choose Customize... Then from the General tab, ensure the Menu Bar is selected and click the Reset... button.
Dismiss the dialog and see if things are better.
If it helps, I've spent time with Peter on a few occasions. Perhaps that helps my credibility?
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Tee hee - pay no attention to the Rick behind the curtain !
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There are more than a few people who owe Rick for helping them along the way career wise and I am one.
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That did the trick nicely. Many thanks for that.
I've just clicked the "Was this helpful - Yes" link on your post, so hopefully you'll get some extra chocolate or something now.
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