Are your QA people running the same JRE as you are or a later
version? Mine are running JRE 1.5, we're running 1.4.2. So far,
it's working well, only have two formatting issues with two topics
(out of 350).
Since you said "classic" I'm assuming you're using something
earlier than X5? If JavaHelp is important to you, I would consider
upgrading to RH X5 or X6 and building it as JavaHelp 2.0. JavaHelp
1.1.3 had a few more bugs than 2.0. The most notable was a bug with
printing topics from the final build - crashed my system a few
times. JavaHelp 2.0 also includes Glossary and Favorites navigation
buttons. The Glossary works well, the Favorites options has bugs
(documented by Sun), so we don't use it. I would also recommend not
trying to use to many additional styles in JavaHelp, because it may
not recognize them in the stylesheet. As you know, you can't use
email links, external web links, dynamic html, and need to be
careful with tables, among other things.
Trying enclosing the entire JavaHelp TOC in one high-level
book/folder. I did that, and the TOC alignment came out perfectly -
didn't appear "chopped" off with the bottom vertical scroll bar
slightly over to the right.
JavaHelp also has some problems rendering line spaces between
paragraphs. These can be fixed by adding a class to the stylesheet
that will reduce the line space above a paragraph by 10 pixels. I
call mine .lesstopmargin" and I use it on the first paragraph after
Heading 1 and any other place where I need to reduce linespace
between paragraphs, bulleted/numbered lists, etc.
Send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org if you need more