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Hi Doug and welcome to the RH community. If you double click on the link in the WYSIWYG does it show the correct file name URL? Also it would be worth checking that you have added your Excel file to your baggage folder.
I'm going to 'attempt' to answer both responses...
If I'm doing this right, as far as the Baggage folder goes...I went to that folder (left pane) and added the path to an
I saved/generated, no change.
As far as wysiwyg, when my word file is opened (the one that contains the link to the excel spreadsheet), if I hold down
the ctrl key, I am able to click on the link and the spreadsheet does open.
I can't find that box Add Mark to the web. What I'm doing is, double clicking on Webhelp (Primary Layout), which is under the
Single Source Layouts folder in the left panel. I next'd my way thru the boxes, but didn't see the MOTW.
Hi Doug. Let me get this right. You have imported a Word file that contains a link to an excel file. When you say your "word file is opened" do you mean the associated HTML file created by the word file import is open? If not, can you explain what you have done to get the word file as part of your project? It sounds like you have a link to the word file and another to the excel file.
When I get to the box where the choice of skins are, right above it, the choices are:
Section 508 Compliant Output
W3C Compliant Topics
I double checked RoboHelps Help...and it says Robohelp for Word 6, Build 99.
Here's what I did (I 'thought', I'd start off simple, lol)...
1. Start Robo.
2. Select New Project.
3. The left panel contains all of the folders (I think its called Explorer).
The right panel is the default Helpfile word document that contains the 'welcome' message.
4. I added my spreadsheet to the Baggage folder.
5. Back at the word document, I just added a simple word 'excel'.
6. Then I highlighted 'excel', Insert->Hyperlink...and pointed it to my excel spreadsheet.
7. Saved it.
8. Generated it.
Everything opens up fine in IE. Excel is highlighted blue and underlined. But its not clickable.
Can you check the code in the hyperlink to the excel file? Has it a reference to a local or network drive (e.g. C:\excel_file.xls)? If it has it needs to be a relative path.
One large looming issue I see is that RoboHelp for Word is being used. Not sure how that will factor into creating links of this type. If WebHelp is the primary desired output, my suggestion would be to switch over to RoboHelp HTML as the authoring envioronment and abandon Word. After all, if your output is going to be HTML, you may as well be using a tool designed for that purpose.
Just a thought... Rick
Yes I did wonder about that Rick but I have no experience of producing Webhelp from the Word interface. I'd echo your suggestion.
That was it! I switched over to RoboHelp HTML. Gee, I even saw the MOTW :)
Thanks you two, soooo much!