7 Replies Latest reply on May 16, 2007 8:15 AM by RoboColum(n)

    RH won't compile

    gimkrak Level 1
      Sorry if I'm posting this to the wrong location. I generate WebHelp only, but I suspect problem is more of general system/install nature.

      After recent system-wide upgrade to Office 2003 (I know, we're way behind the times here), my RH install will no longer compile usuable output. When I run compile (WebHelp, running RH 5.0.2), I get these errors --

      Initializing compiler...
      Generating WebHelp 5.50 (13.10.801)...

      Template Active Script Error: (null) [Line: 13] (null)
      Template Error: can not resolve macro: RegisterResolvers

      Fatal Error: Cannot run macro: RegisterResolvers in compilation script.
      Template Error: can not resolve macro: WH_HOME_HTM
      Template Error: can not resolve macro: SF_HOMEPAGE_HTM
      Template Error: can not resolve macro: WH_CSH_HTM
      Template Error: can not resolve macro: WH_CSH2_HTM
      Finished compiling WebHelp in 4 sec(s)

      Compilation complete.

      Any ideas as to probable cause and likely fix?

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: RH won't compile
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          If you have upgraded Word, it is probably as simple as uninstalling and reinstalling RoboHelp. That makes it find the new version.

          Don't forget you need to use your login (not ITs) and you must have admin rights.

          • 2. Re: RH won't compile
            gimkrak Level 1
            Hi Peter, thanks for the quick reply. I should've mentioned that I already tried the uninstall/reinstall option. Even gave IT the appropriate snippet from your page ( http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/installing/installing.htm) to follow re: granting me admin rights. For some reason, that didn't fix the problem -- still can't compile. I've asked IT to retry the uninstall/reinstall (suspicious that they took a shortcut w/ the admin prelim), but have yet to get a response. Any thoughts on cause/fix if reinstall is not the answer?
            • 3. Re: RH won't compile
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              Pass at the moment. I do think this is an install issue.
              • 4. Re: RH won't compile
                RoboColum(n) Level 5
                I'd back up Peter's theory of an install /security issue. Macros are often seen as a security threat.

                I may be barking completely up the wrong tree here but if you go into Word, and click Tools > Options and then clcik on the Security tab, there is a macro security button. My setting is "Medium" and in the Trusted Publishers tab it has Adobe specified. Can you report back if you have these settings?
                • 5. Re: RH won't compile
                  gimkrak Level 1
                  Hi Colum, thanks for your input.

                  I just checked my Word settings. Under Tools > Options > Security tab > Macro Security button, I also have a Security Level of 'Medium.' However, I show nothing at all listed on the Trusted Publishers tab.

                  I'm assuming that if RH had the access it needs to Word 2003, I'd see Adobe listed here?
                  • 6. Re: RH won't compile
                    Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                    Surely the Word macro security would only be an issue trying to generate a printed output?. Webhelp is the output giving this message.
                    • 7. Re: RH won't compile
                      RoboColum(n) Level 5
                      You would think so but I was just looking for anything that may be different and the macro setting are. Perhaps the difference gimkrak points out is as a result of an incorrect / incomplete install and may not affect webhelp production but at the moment there is little else to go on.