I have created a .chm file with RoboHelp X5, and when I open
the .chm file for the first time, the Back and Forward buttons are
enabled. I was wondering if this is the standard operation of
viewing a help file? It seems a bit odd, because when I click the
Back button or the Forward button, I'm not being transferred anyway
from the default topic - of course not, because I have just opened
the help file.
Is there a way to modify the Single Source Layout settings
for HTML Help or the Window Properties for HTML Help so that the
Back and Forward buttons would be dimmed until the user has
actually been through several topics and clicking either the Back
or the Forward button can work the way it is supposed to work?
To expound on what Colum was spot on with, RoboHelp is simply
used to create an output that is handled by the Microsoft HTML Help
viewer. There is nothing RoboHelp can or cannot do to influence
this behavior, as it is totally a result of the way the viewer
works. Only Microsoft themselves can change this to behave in the
manner you are wanting. As the viewer is firmly entrenched in
millions of Windows installations, It's very doubtful that any
changes will be occurring with the viewer.