You’re using the Pro version because you’re publishing to a RoboHelp Server instance, right? If not, then you should just be creating WebHelp.
Hi, lcarey. To elaborate on what Jeff said, if you are using RoboHelp Server (and my guess is that you are not), it is not correct to "copy/paste" to a network drive. WebHelp Pro ("Pro" is exclusively used for "RoboHelp Server" only) output must be published to a web server that has the Adobe RoboHelp Server database application installed on it and published from within the RoboHelp Client.
Based on the scenario you described, I'd generate again with WebHelp as your Single Source Layout. In that scenario, you can easily copy/paste your Webhelp output to a network drive. BTW, the "Show" link suspiciously reminds me of a case where the initial link that is being opened is from the "default TOPIC file" and not the default root of the WebHelp structure. These two "defaults" are often confused.
The real root (or default website file) is typically index.html or default.htm, whereas the "default Topic" file is whatever the author decides should be the first topic to be presented when the end-user opens the website.
Let us know if this helps.
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Thanks for the reply, and John and Jeff,you are both correct: I am using the WebHelp Pro layout, but not publishing to a RoboHelp Server, but that's because I need to support conditional build expressions. I don't see that WebHelp provides that option. Is there a way to use conditional build expressions without using the WebHelp Pro layout?
Also, just as a test I generated my project as WebHelp, and I still have the same issue - a "show" link where the TOC should be.
I'm thinking my problem is related to your "default TOPIC file vs. the default root of the WebHelp structure" point. I'm afraid I'm confused on this.
As it stands, the topic that I want to open as the "homepage" is titled "index.htm".
I have set the "Output Folder and Start Page" property (in the WebHelp Settings dialog) to "C:\AMX Docs\AMX-PI2\v1.0\!SSL!\WebHelp\index.htm". I think I've got this all mucked up, but how to get back on track?
Thanks very much for the help - I appreciate it!
Larry, Rick has solved your conditional build issue. However, do check to make sure you have all the updates installed for RoboHelp 10.
I notice you are using IE. Does the Show link occur with Chrome or Firefox as well?
Meanwhile, I'm still suspect that you are not opening the correct "default" start page file to launch the WebHelp and that's why you're getting that "Show" link. This is "tell-tale" that you are opening the default topic file instead of the default Start Page. By chance have you somehow named your "default topic", index.html? If so, this is not correct.
Thanks very much John and Rick, I'm all set now!