5 Replies Latest reply on Oct 25, 2007 8:22 AM by HKabaker

    Importing a large HTML file

    dan205 Level 1
      The solution, of course, is to split up a large HTML file into smaller pages. But I wonder whether the error was down to RoboHelp or my system setup.

      The large HTML file is 470KB, extracted from a database table.
        • 1. Re: Importing a large HTML file
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Solution to what? Presumably a post in another thread.

          • 2. Re: Importing a large HTML file
            dan205 Level 1
            The solution to the problem of not being able to import a large HTML file into RoboHelp. I was just making an observation with my earlier post.

            After extracting the data I needed from a database, converting the CSV-formatted output to XML, then converting the XML to HTML, it was rather disappointing when RoboHelp died trying to import the HTML file.
            • 3. Re: Importing a large HTML file
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              My point was that if you are posting something that relates to a specific thread, then it should be added to that rather than creating a new post where people cannot see the context.

              When you update a thread, it gets bumped to the top of the web page so people will see it.

              • 4. Re: Importing a large HTML file
                MergeThis Level 4
                Peter, dan205 was providing a solution to the problem described in his Topic Title and Topic Summary.

                A cute contrivance, but perhaps a bit off-putting...

                Good luck,
                • 5. Re: Importing a large HTML file
                  HKabaker Level 2
                  Um, excuse me, please, I have a question:

                  What is the problem when importing a large html file, other than it takes longer than importing a smaller file?

                  I just imported a 518 KB file successfully.

                  It did take some time. After I clicked "Open," RH spent about a minute analyzing the file, checking for associated pieces (.jpg, .css) that existed in the project , and asking whether I wanted to overwrite them.
                  After I clicked OK, it took another minute or two to import the file and to show the Results dialog.

                  Then RH had to open the file. This took the longest time, as I would expect for a 500-plus KB file consisting of several long tables with four columns and nearly every entry in column 1 linked to another file. That was another three or four minutes.

                  Before I came to accept this, I, too, concluded RH was choking and crashing until I decided to stop watching RH work on tough tasks. It's a nice break for catching up on email, walking off some tension, refilling the water mug, and so on.

                  When you're in doubt, open the Windows Task Manager and watch the Performance indicator peaking and crawling across the window. At least it's a little more interesting than watching RH seem to do nothing. Maybe not so cool as watching haircuts, even though I admit to staring at the squiggly green line from time to time.