We are looking for a way to automate the building of our
We tried to run a script (actually consists of many scripts)
to compile and generate a new build of the software.
Part of it is to generate the help file as well.
(1) I am looking for a command line option to run RoboHelp so
that I don't need to open the project in RoboHelp, generate the chm
file by clicking the option and button.
Does anyone has the idea on how to do that?
(2) I know I can generate the chm file by using Microsoft
HTML help in command prompt. Will all my features and options set
in the help file be shown the same as I do it with RoboHelp?
We are looking for a way to persuade people to search these
forums first! :-)
Question 1 has been covered many times. There is no built in
option. The nearest you will get is a macro built using something
like Macro Express with all the right delays built in OR using an
automated test tool which is effectively the same thing.
RoboHelp works with the MS Help compiler and applies the
settings you have applied in RoboHelp. If you work direct with the
compiler, you will have to apply those settings. I don't know
whether they will stick between sessions.
I stand to be corrected here, but I believe if you use any
RoboHelp specific features such as Build Tags/Build Expressions and
maybe Browse Sequences (not sure about those) that the resulting
.CHM won't have those features. You have to compile using RoboHelp
in order to do this.