I imported vintage MS Word files (dating from the early 90s)
in to RoboHlep HTML. The topics generated correctly, but some of
the characters in the the file names converted incorrectly, and are
not recognized inside the program and the links to these topics are
The most common glitches:
- The EN dash converts to an underscore, e.g. _–_
appears on the disk as ___
- The apostrophe converts to Æ
The Topic list shows the correct characters. But since they
don't agree with the physical file names, RoboHelp marks the icon
with an "X".
What's the best way to correct his situation, if you have
hundreds of topics to deal with?
I search for a solution without success. I can't believe that
no one has encountered this issue before.
I found a utility call "Rename" by on an Adobe web site, but
it generated DLL conflict in my computer.
Are you posting to the correct forum? I ask because you
posted that you're importing into RoboHelp HTML - this is the
WebHelp forum. However, your situation can also occur with WebHelp.
The problem is the Word files used Microsoft extended characters,
the so-called "Smart" characters but that was dumb to use for
anything that is converted to HTML. Do a mass search and replace
for the "Stupid" quote, apostrophy and EN-dash and correct them to
true HTML valid characters.