If you are generating using Pure HTML, there will be no
search box. You only see the search box if you are using DHTML or
Java Applet. In a Pure HTML mode, you have nothing but links. For
search, you see an alphabet list with links populating the pane
below the list.
We generated WebHelp in DHTML or JavaApplet initially and
also had the same problem, that's why we thought of trying
different formats. Here's a different side of the story. I don't
know how the developer managed to display the search box finally,
but then there is an unwanted "Display" button at the bottom of the
TOC navigation pane. We tried to edit the whtbar.js file to see if
we could comment out any code that shows the "Display" button, but
nothing seems to work. Any idea which RH js file controls the TOC
pane or how we can remove unwanted buttons on the navigation pane?