2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 1, 2006 6:00 AM by Captiv8r

    Automate and generate the help by script

    Cognethos
      Hi all,

      We are looking for a way to automate the building of our application.
      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?

      Many thanks,
      Karen

        • 1. Re: Automate and generate the help by script
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          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.

          • 2. Re: Automate and generate the help by script
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
            Hi all

            As far as the automated build using HHW...

            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.

            Cheers... Rick