7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 19, 2013 6:57 AM by Jeff_Coatsworth

    How do I create a map ID to an external link using RoboHelp 5?


      I work on RoboHelp 5.0 to create JavaHelp files that are intergrated with a Netbeans application. I have been asked to add the following references the <appname>Help_map.xml file: 


      •    <mapID target="org.netbeans.core.windows.options.WinSysOptionsPanelController" url="Options.htm" /> 
      •    <mapID target="netbeans.optionsDialog.general" url="Options.htm" /> 


      However, I am not sure how to go about doing this. Any help will be greatly appreciated.



      Following is how the _map.xml file looks when opened in notepad++


      <?xml version='1.0' encoding='ISO-8859-1' ?>

      <!DOCTYPE map PUBLIC "-//Sun Microsystems Inc.//DTD JavaHelp Map Version 1.0//EN" "http://java.sun.com/products/javahelp/map_1_0.dtd">

        <map version="1.0">

        <mapID target="intro_screen_htm" url="intro_Screen.htm" />

        <mapID target="Introducing_Product_" url="Introducing_Abc.htm" />

      <mapID target="html8_popup_topic_htm" url="html8_popup_topic.htm" />



      I attempted to create the map ID using the following steps but it failed:

      1.          Clicked the Project Setup tab.

      2.          Clicked the Context-Sensitive Help folder.

      3.          Right-clicked All Map IDs and selected Edit.

      4.          Clicked Create Map ID and entered the Topic ID as org.netbeans.core.windows.options.WinSysOptionsPanelController.

      I received an error msg at this point.