First of all, I must say that I hate Robo X5's "Edit Map IDs"
dialog box. It's way too small. If I could make it full screen at
least, it might help. But that's not my main problem here.
I use FrameMaker 7 to write content, and then import this
content into Robo X5 HTML in order to create a chm help file. We
need map id's for the programmers, so I use the "Edit Map IDs"
(clumsily) to match up the map id's with the topics. I reuse the
same .h file every time. So at least the numbers get preserved
there. BUT is there a way like a "topic alias marker " or something
that I can use in Framemaker so I don't have to map the numbers to
the topics in Robo? It's very tedious, especially with the almost
unusable Edit Map IDs box in Robo.
I don't know if this will be of much help but back in version
7 of RH, we found the Edit Map IDs dialog to be frustrating (and
erroneously documented as well) so we rolled up our sleeves and
found out how it all worked. Ever since, we have been creating all
of our context sensitive help in WordPad. The .hh and .ali files
are text files so it is possible to sort and drag and drop topic
file names, map IDs, and map numbers in any kind of text editor you
please completely bypassing the RH dialog.
I would recommend opening up the .h and .ali files with
Notepad, checking out the structure, and figuring out what will
work for you.