As described in an ealier post, I'm in the midst of trying to
convert a large WinHelp project to HTMLHelp with the aid of RobHelp
Office X5 which we have just purchased. This is preparation for the
looming release of Vista.
Late last year, we had already split the single RTF word
document into "What's this?" help topics (control level context
help) and normal topics (everything else, including dialog level
context help). I've now managed to make a RoboHelp project with the
normal topics. This split was done since it seemed clear that
HTMLHelp (and RoboHelp) treats these two types of Help differently.
Now that the main topics are imported into RoboHelp, and I
now have an HTML help project. I simply(!?) need to add the "What's
this?" help topics in the project too. These are now in a
popups.txt file (as described by various MSDN articles).
However, when I import the popups.txt file, I note that any
topics with a newline in them are not imported correcly and
newlines are removed from the topic. e.g.
Click this radio button to display a Median price line on the
The Median price is calculated by:
Median price = (high + low)/2
Is it not possible to have newlines in text only topics in
RoboHelp? They are supported by the Microsoft Help compiler, and
the additional scope for formatting is very useful.