3 Replies Latest reply on Mar 27, 2013 8:18 AM by Captiv8r

    ROBOEX32.DLL

    MeganB1212

      Hello All:

       

      Does anyone know if there are any terms or restrictions for redistributing ROBOEX32.DLL?

      I’m not concerned about the help file, per se, I’m concerned about OSS (Open Source Software) issues.

       

      If roboex32.dll is covered by GPL (General Public License), then there is an issue – we can’t use it.

       

      My software engineer tried deleting it from his software installation, and then launching the software – the help functionality still works. However, he gets a dialog box pop up, with the following message:

      “There was a problem running the macro. (1037)”

       

      Any information you can give me would be greatly appreciated.

        • 1. Re: ROBOEX32.DLL
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          The DLL file is not required to use RoboHelp for Word but it is required to be installed on end user PCs if you are distributing WinHelp output. Your RoboHelp licence allows for you to freely distribute it to any end user PC that needs it. Are you distributing WinHelp? If so, have you looked at other outputs available in the RoboHelp HTML Help application that are more up to date and do not suffer from file distribution issues.

          • 2. Re: ROBOEX32.DLL
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Hi all

             

            @Colum - I think your statement should be amended to read instead:

             

            The DLL file is not required to use RoboHelp for Word but it *MAY BE* is required to be installed on end user PCs if you are distributing WinHelp output.

             

            I suggest this because I don't believe it's a requirement to distribute unless you are using certain RoboHelp specific features with the WinHelp output.

             

            Cheers... Rick

            • 3. Re: ROBOEX32.DLL
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Oops, forgot to add that even other outputs using RoboHelp HTML *MAY* also require additional distribution.

               

              I'm thinking HHActiveX.dll here for CHM files using Browse Sequences or the Glossary tab.

               

              Cheers... Rick