4 Replies Latest reply on Apr 13, 2007 2:40 AM by RoboColum(n)

    Two windows in .hlp output

    newrhuser Level 1
      Have been testing the Demo version of RH 6 on an existing help project. When I view the output, the contents are displayed in one window and when you click to open up a topic, the topics are displayed on another window. So I have one Window with the Contents, Index, and Find tabs and when you open a topic it is displayed in a new window. How do you configure it so that the output is just in one window?
        • 1. Re: Two windows in .hlp output
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          Hi newrhuser and welcome to the RH community. I don't know about winhelp files but with other output formats (e.g. webhelp) this has to do with your browser's activex settings blocking content. Out of interest, what OS are you using?
          • 2. Re: Two windows in .hlp output
            Level 7
            Instead of a WinHelp layout, generate a WinHelp 2000 layout. The downside of
            this is that in addition to the .hlp and .cnt files, you'll also need to
            distribute a .dll file (don't remember the filename right now but it's in
            the help file for RH).

            Mike
            "newrhuser" <webforumsuser@macromedia.com> wrote in message
            news:evl4ja$llb$1@forums.macromedia.com...
            > Have been testing the Demo version of RH 6 on an existing help project.
            When I
            > view the output, the contents are displayed in one window and when you
            click to
            > open up a topic, the topics are displayed on another window. So I have one
            > Window with the Contents, Index, and Find tabs and when you open a topic
            it is
            > displayed in a new window. How do you configure it so that the output is
            just
            > in one window?
            >


            • 3. Re: Two windows in .hlp output
              newrhuser Level 1
              Thanks very much for the replys.
              Colum, not sure if activex is a factor as the same help created with an older version of Robohelp just outputs in one window. The operating systems is Windows XP and the Word version is 2000.

              Mike, I will look into the WinHelp 2000 layout perhaps, although not sure what the software developers will do the this .dll file.
              • 4. Re: Two windows in .hlp output
                RoboColum(n) Level 5
                Does the same behaviour occur if the help file is run on a different PC? You could also try compiling one of the dummy projects and see if the same behaviour occurs there as well.