I'm new to this forum, and I hope someone can assist me with
this issue. I've only been using RoboHelp (HTML) for about 4
I deleted a custom window (for the navigation pane in the
HTML viewer) in a project I updated because after I compiled the
project the tri-pane navigation pane didn't appear correctly
(didn't have the Contents, Search, and Index tabs.) It only allowed
a user to type in a keyword for the topics to display. So, after
quite a bit of troubleshooting, I deleted the custom window and
just used the default window. I recompiled the project, and the
navigation pane appeared with all of the three correct tabs.
However, evertime I select a topic under the Contents tab, this
HTML Help Author Message appears:
"The window name "AutoSPRINK VR 6" passed to HH_GET_WIN_TYPE
has not been specified."
"AutoSPRINK VR 6" was the custom window I deleted, but I
didn't think that would make a difference. It does go to the topic,
but only after I click OK twice on the message dialog box. This
occurs each time I select a different topic. This doesn't happen
when I select a reference link.
How can I get rid of this message dialog? It's annoying for a
user to have that message pop up everytime they select a topic.
This was a bug a long time ago and I haven't heard about it
in newer versions but apparently it is still there. From your TOC
right click on a topic, open Properties, and Open the Advanced
page. From there, select a window. When you deleted your window
definition, RoboHelp didn't clean it up in the TOC. The same thing
happens if you change the window name. As far as I know, you have
to manually change each topic.
By the way, what version of RobpHelp are you using?
I'm using version 5.0.2. I actually did actually what you
mentioned. I clicked on the Advcanced tab in the Properties menu
and chose the Default window for each topic in the TOC. I can try
it again, and recompile my project to see what happens.