I inherited a system that we are using for our application
help. I have been maintaining and complining the application up to
now with no problems. The original author had created a Table of
Contents, and Index and a Glossary. I generated new versions of the
help and had no problems. However, recently as I was working I
noticed I was missing the above pieces to the application. I have
all my graphics and html files, just no ToC, index or glossary. The
only thing I can think of that I did to the application was rename
the source file. Because of version needs, I also made a copy of
the application and all the associated files to create a new
version to make upcoming changes. Neither version has the missing
components. Would that have caused this problem? If so, can I
reverse it? I can get a backup version of the app, but that is
actually how I got my second version and it was missing them as
well. I stand to loose a considerable amount of work. Can anyone
offer insight to recovering an Index, ToC and Glossary?
I suspect you renamed the source file using Windows Explorer
rather than doing it the correct way using File | Rename Project.
If that is the case, then the missing files will have names that no
longer match the project file and RoboHelp has lost track of them
as a result.
What you need to do is put the project file name back to what
it was. Then open RoboHelp and you should find you have everything
back. Assuming that is the case, use File | Rename Project and you
should be OK.