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I've not seen this sort of behaviour. Can you tell us exactly what options you are using when you add your control (e.g. hidden for scripts, custom image, etc.)? This may help us see what is going on.
Thanks for your response. It doesn't seem to matter what options are chosen, the same same effect occurs as soon as a control is added.
I have been using basic settings, i.e Button-Label, Pop-up Menu, in Same Frame. It seems to happen with any type of Control, I just tried adding the HTML Help Control 'Close Window' with the same result.
However, as mentioned before, as long as you open another topic first that does not have a control then you can navigate to any page with a control normally.
Are your projects located on a network drive? Also what output type are you producing? If webhelp, have you tried it on another PC with maybe a different browser? I appreciate this may not be a solution but will help narrow down the problem.
I am having exactly the same problem. My projects are located on a local drive. I am producing chm as an output type. I add a 'See Also' button and then save the project. I then close and reopen RH7. If that particular topic is the selected from the TOC to open then RoboHelp will freeze and I have to reboot.
I also have tested this on multiple projects including one of the sample projects that was included with RH7, all with the same result. The compiled chm file works perfectly, even the button works, it is just an issue in reopening the topic in the RoboHelp HTML editor.
Sorry for the delay in getting back to you. The projects are on a local machine and the output is HTMLHelp. It is not the output that is the problem, it is in the actual RoboHelp HTML editor.
Can you ensure you have the 7.0.1 patch installed and try again. If that doesn't work, please paste the truecode of the related topic link into a response so we can take a look at what is going on.
Yep indeed. Thanks for the reminder Peter ;-)
Hi Colum & Peter,
I was already at version 7.01.001 and have now added the 7.02 update but unfortunately no change to the problem. The following is the code for a 'Related Topics' button added to the 'Clownfish' sample project.
<!--Metadata type="DesignerControl" startspan
<object CLASSID="clsid:FF80F713-5DC6-11d0-A7B4-00AADC53E937" ID=RelatedTopics
BORDER=0 style="margin-top: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; margin-right: 0px;
vertical-align: baseline;" align=bottom>
<param name="_Version" value="65536" >
<param name="_ExtentX" value="2408" >
<param name="_ExtentY" value="609" >
<param name="_StockProps" value="13" >
<param name="ForeColor" value="0" >
<param name="BackColor" value="14215660" >
<param name="UseButton" value="-1" >
<param name="UseText" value="0" >
<param name="ControlLabel" value="Related Topics" >
<param name="UseIcon" value="0" >
<param name="Items" value="About the Adobe RoboHelp Sample Project;..\About\About_the_Adobe_RoboHelp_Sample_Project.htm$$**$$Anemones - Plants or Animals;..\Lesson_2\Anemones_-_Plants_or_Animals.htm$$**$$" >
<param name="Image" value="" >
<param name="FontInfo" value="Arial,8,0,," >
<param name="_CURRENTFILEPATH" value="C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 7\Samples\RoboHTML\Samples\Clownfish_School\Clownfish_School\Welcome_to_Clownfish_School. htm" >
<param name="_ID" value="RelatedTopics" >
<param name="UseMenu" value="0" >
<param name="Frame" value="" >
<param name="Window" value="" >
ID="RelatedTopics" TYPE="application/x-oleobject" >
<PARAM NAME="Command" VALUE="Related Topics">
<PARAM NAME="Button" VALUE="Text:Related Topics">
<PARAM NAME="Font" VALUE="Arial,8,0,,">
<PARAM NAME="Item1" VALUE="About the Adobe RoboHelp Sample Project;..\About\About_the_Adobe_RoboHelp_Sample_Project.htm">
<PARAM NAME="Item2" VALUE="Anemones - Plants or Animals;..\Lesson_2\Anemones_-_Plants_or_Animals.htm">
<!--Metadata type="DesignerControl" endspan-->
Thanks for your help.
I just tested Related Topics and it's fine. As you are getting this with all projects I am wondering if it is time to uninstall and reinstall.
Thanks Peter. I'll give the re-install a go as soon as I get a chance and let you know the result.
Did your uninstall and reinstall work? I had RoboHelp 7 installed a few weeks ago and am having the same problem. If I try to open a topic with a Related Topics button, RH freezes. It works fine if I open a topic with no button. Did you find the problem?
Sorry for the delay in getting back to this. As others seem to be having the same problem I eventually got around to doing a complete uninstall and reinstall of RoboHelp 7. Unfortunately it made no difference. If any type of tool, i.e button, help control etc is added to a page, then that page can no longer be immediately opened when the project is opended. Another page that does not have a tool included needs to be opened first otherwise the program freezes.
It looks like I have the same issue, although it took me a while to find the pattern. I installed 7 a couple of weeks ago and soon found that it (seemingly) randomly froze when I tried to open a topic to edit. After much searching and finding this thread, I realized that it always freezes on topics that contain a "related topics" button. If I open a topic that doesn't have such a button, it opens fine, then I can open a topic that has a button, and it opens OK. Very odd. At least you found the pattern, Chris, it might have taken me a while.