I'm evaluating Robohelp X5, I've created a new topic and
imported a PDF of a visio org chart. I've then created an image map
over a part of the flow chart and linked that to a picture. When I
click the view button the link works ok but when the project is
compiled and I try it I get an empty box with a red X in it.
I've done something similar (flowchart) and this seems to
work ok so I'm not sure where i'm going wrong.
The box with red X is the help viewer's way of saying it
can't find the image. I suspect that it has something to do with
being imported from a .pdf document. What I would do is to open the
topic in the True Code viewer and find the image (<IMG> tag),
paying careful attention to the path of the image source. Good
The problem is caused by your project not 'knowing' about the
picture. Robohelp will automatically include all images that are
embedded in HTML docs, but if they are only displayed via a link,
they do not form part of the files list that is created in the
resulting .HHP file.
A remedy: to resolve this in the past, I've created a 'dummy
page' that is not indexed or included in the TOC, and contains
embeds of all of these pictures that aren't directly set in the
HTML. Make sure it is included with the correct conditional build
tags and recompile, you should find that the linked image now shows
up in the CHM okay.