6 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2007 5:22 AM by AnitaUK

    Generating HTML Help chm file

    AnitaUK
      Hi

      I got a new pc and copied the files from one pc to another.

      Now when i try and generate a new chm file for my manual my hyperlinks and bookmark links are not work.

      In the TrueCode view you can see the following:

      <li class=kadov-p><p><a href="../../Animations%2c_Skeletons%2c_AnimHierarchy_%26_AnimMixer/Skeletons/Assigning_CA Ps_to_Joints_in_the_Skeleton.htm">Creating
      the Complex Physics for the Skeleton</a> <img src="../../../image999.gif"
      x-maintain-ratio=TRUE
      style="border: none;
      width: 15px;
      height: 16px;
      float: none;
      border-style: none;
      border-style: none;"
      width=15
      height=16
      border=0> <span style="font-weight: bold;"><a
      href="../../Animations%2c_Skeletons%2c_AnimHierarchy_%26_AnimMixer/Skeletons/Assigning_CA Ps_to_Joints_in_the_Skeleton.htm">ShowMe</a></span></p></li>

      After generating the chm file the source code for the same page says

      <li class=kadov-p><p><a href>Creating
      the Complex Physics for the Skeleton</a> <img src="../../../image999.gif"
      x-maintain-ratio=TRUE
      style="border: none;
      width: 15px;
      height: 16px;
      float: none;
      border-style: none;
      border-style: none;"
      width=15
      height=16
      border=0> <span class="hcp3"><a href>ShowMe</a></span></p></li>

      <li class=kadov-p><p><a HREF="Viewing_the_Rigid_Body_asset_for_a_Complex_Physics_Asset.htm#Adding a collision Primitive to the Rigid Body">Editing
      the Rigid Bodies for the Complex Physics Asset</a></p></li>

      I got our web person to spot this. I dont know what is going on.....

      Also the chm file is reference the correct *.html page and when i look at that in internet explorer the links are fine. Even when i preview the page using Robohelp the links are fine.

      Can you possibly give me any advise as to what is happening please.

      Because of work i have to used the HTML version of the manual. But generated the webhelp version too, to see if i was getting the same problem, and that one is working fine, truecode and sourcecode are the same. So now i a well confused.

      Regards

      Anita
        • 1. Re: Generating HTML Help chm file
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi AnitaUK

          Inside a .CHM file, bookmark names typically fail if spaces are part of the name. I'll bet if you remove the spaces, the bookmark links begin working.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Generating HTML Help chm file
            AnitaUK Level 1
            Hi

            There are no spaces in the links, bookmarks or external links if you read the text i have put

            the first a ref link says <a href="../../Animations%2c_Skeletons%2c_AnimHierarchy_%26_AnimMixer/Skeletons/Assigning_CA Ps_to_Joints_in_the_Skeleton.htm">

            and after generation of the chm it only says <a href>

            somehow the ="../../Animations%2c_Skeletons%2c_AnimHierarchy_%26_AnimMixer/Skeletons/Assigning_CAPs_t o_Joints_in_the_Skeleton.htm" has been removed .....

            that is my problem
            • 3. Re: Generating HTML Help chm file
              MergeThis Level 4
              The "%2c_" in the output generally indicates a space in the source, which of course prompted Rick to answer as he did.

              Have you investigated that, yet?


              Good luck,
              Leon
              • 4. Re: Generating HTML Help chm file
                AnitaUK Level 1
                thanks now i understand will looking into that and let you know.

                Anita
                • 5. Re: Generating HTML Help chm file
                  AnitaUK Level 1
                  hi i corrected the code manually in the truecode tab to

                  <a href="Assigning_CAPs_to_Joints_in_the_Skeleton.htm">Assigning
                  CAPs to Joints in the Skeleton</a>

                  and after a new generation i am still getting the source code blank in the chm file as
                  <a href>

                  but manually checking the html file the links are there. I again dont understand why in the chm file the a ref has a stripped out bit of code.

                  Anita

                  • 6. Re: Generating HTML Help chm file
                    AnitaUK Level 1
                    ok, think i am getting somewhere, when i move the files over to my new machine i got a problem with a particular set of folders which just happen to be the animations ones i am linking to.

                    Is there are a way to duplicate the files into a new folder - and see the if the animation folder structure has corrupted itself. Or is the safest way to manually create a new folder and new topics then re-write the whole chapter again.