9 Replies Latest reply on Nov 16, 2006 5:03 AM by Captiv8r

    Locate buttn - again

      Thanks to your help, I have found the Locate button at the Windows Properties screen.
      I am working on one of my other projects these days, and am embarraced to find out that its Windows Properties screen does not have the Locate button on it.
      Any suggestions?

      P.S. is there a way to attach screenshots to this message?
        • 1. Re: Locate buttn - again
          RoboColum(n) Level 5
          Hi Avi.

          Are you saying that the window properties dialog does not have the Locate option visible/available? If so, can you confirm you are using HTML Help (CHM) as your output format as other formats (e.g. Webhelp) don't have this functionality.

          As far as attaching screen shots is concerned, this is not possible. If it is really required, you could FTP them to a URL for people to go to but most of the time we get by without this being needed.
          • 2. Re: Locate buttn - again
            avi.aharon Level 1
            Hi Colum,
            I am using HTML Help, and the Window Properties screen differs from the one in the other HTML project of mine.
            • 3. Re: Locate buttn - again
              RoboColum(n) Level 5
              So is the Locate option:

              a) Not even displayed in the window properties
              b) Displayed but unable to be selected
              c) Displayed and selected but not appearing in the window
              d) Another option

              Can you also confirm the version of RH you are using? Maybe this is one of those instances where an image IS required If you click on my profile you can email me a file.
              • 4. Re: Locate buttn - again
                avi.aharon Level 1
                Its (a) and I am emailing you the screenshots.
                • 5. Re: Locate buttn - again
                  RoboColum(n) Level 5
                  Hi Avi. You are trying to generate two different output formats judging from the screen shots you've sent me. The first is for webhelp which does not support the same window options as HTML Help. Webhelp uses a skin to determine the buttons that are displayed. This is why the locate button does not display in your window properties.
                  • 6. Re: Locate buttn - again
                    avi.aharon Level 1
                    HI Colum,
                    I stil don't get it: which of the products uses WinHelp? I double-click HTML Help for generating an output in both projects.
                    • 7. Re: Locate buttn - again
                      RoboColum(n) Level 5
                      Don't worry about not getting it. Most days are like that for me . OK I suspect I know the reason for this behaviour. Was Webhelp the primary single source layout when the window was added? if so, the window properties will not have the same options as a HTML Help window. You'll have to delete the window, make sure Microsoft HTML Help is your primary layout and add a new window.
                      • 8. Re: Locate buttn - again
                        avi.aharon Level 1
                        It works!
                        You are the best :-)
                        • 9. Re: Locate buttn - again
                          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                          Hi Colum and all

                          Just a couple of notes on this.

                          1. It really should make no difference that the WebHelp window types are left in the project. They should not interfere with anything, so there should be no need to delete them
                          2. If I remember the Locate button and what it is supposed to do, it synchronizes the displayed topic with the proper spot in the TOC when the user clicks it. (Well, that's what it is SUPPOSED to do I think - but I've never found it to be reliable - maybe it's just me) Anyway, WebHelp and FlashHelp actually do have a similar feature. We just don't see it often used. When generating these formats, we have the option of synchronizing the TOC Automatically (the default setting) or we can choose Manually. When we select Manually, we see an additional button (normally looks like a recycle icon) that is placed next to the X icon that closes the Navigation pane.

                          Cheers all... Rick