7 Replies Latest reply on Apr 27, 2007 3:14 AM by Molaa

    Error - Assertion Failed

      I have encountered a problem when I try to import an MS Excel sheet into my project. I have imported about 20 so far without any problem but now I am getting the following error:

      Assertion Failed
      RoboEditor: File<unknown file>, Line 123

      I am then given the following options Abort - Retry - Ignore

      If I click Abort I get:

      Microsoft Visual C++ Runtime Library
      Runtime Error!
      Program: C:\Program Files\RoboHelp Office\RoboHTML\RoboHTML.exe
      Abnormal program termination
      Then RH shuts down

      If I click Retry I get the following:

      The exception Breakpoint
      A breakpoint has been reached
      (0x80000003) occurred in the application at location 0x77f9193c.

      Click on OK to terminate the program
      Click on CANCEL to debug the program

      When the CANCEL option is selected I get:

      Program Error
      RoboHTML.exe has generated errors and will be closed by Windows. You will need to restart the program.

      An error log is being created.

      Can anyone help!?
        • 1. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
          Brian.Mccaffery Level 1
          Hello Molaa,

          Can you check the event veiwer, and locate the error. It may give us some more clues to the actual problem.


          • 2. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
            Molaa Level 1
            Hello Brian,
            can you tell me how to locate the event veiwer?

            Thanks in advance

            • 3. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Hi Molaa

              I have a gut feeling on this. You say it's been done many times in the past with no issues and suddenly cropped up. So I'm wondering if this has happened without restarting RoboHelp after many different successful imports?

              I say this because I find that often I use RoboHelp HTML to import Captivate movies and integrate them with my projects. After a few imports, suddently RoboHelp begins disallowing further imports to continue and I end up having to kill it. But after restarting, I can import again. So you might try just closing RoboHelp down and restarting it.

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
                Brian.Mccaffery Level 1
                Hello Molaa,

                The event veiwer is located in Start \Control Panel\Administrative Tools. Look at the application events. If you can't remember when it occurred, try to import again, if it bombs, note the time, and check the error in the application event for that time.

                Rick may be right, most times this is reported in the Microsoft forums, it is usually memory\buffer problems.

                Hope this helps,

                • 5. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
                  Molaa Level 1
                  Brian & Rick,

                  Looks like the error was limited to one particular Excel sheet!! We imported another 20 without a problem! Will try and replicate the error next week and see what the event viewer comes up with.

                  Rick we did restart the PC after RH crashed and tried to import it again but it crashed again.

                  Thanks for your help – I’ll keep you posted

                  • 6. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
                    Brian.Mccaffery Level 1

                    Just a thought, does the spreadsheet contain any macros, pivot table etc.?

                    • 7. Re: Error - Assertion Failed
                      Molaa Level 1
                      Hi Brian & Rick,

                      Sorry for the delay getting back to you on this topic but I was put on another project!!

                      Just to let you know that we only had one Excel sheet that had the problem below is a summary of the outcomes following on from your postings:

                      EVENT VIWER: The event viewer did not show anything for the error that occurred – (I checked the date and time of the error with the log)

                      MACROS: We could not ID if there were any macros in the sheet however we know there were no pivot tables involved.

                      RESTARTING ROBOHELP: – this would not appear to apply in this case as the offending Excel sheet is problematic even when it’s the first one to be imported.

                      Current status: We are going to rewrite this spreadsheet and try and then try to re-import it – wish me luck!!!

                      Thanks for your help