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I meant "despair." anyway, you get the idea.
Welcome to the forum.
I no longer have access to RH8 but here's what I believe is going on.
RH7 introduced the Multiple Document Interface and removed the ability to edit single topics. Multi File Find and Replace opens a topic in whatever tool has been selected in IE to edit HTML files.
As RH cannot open a single file, if you do set IE to use RH, you are wasting your time as it cannot do that. It has to open a project and from IE, it cannot do that.
Wow! Thank you. That is exactly the problem. I never would have connected the HTML editor with the IE configuration. I checked IE (I use IE 7) and discovered that an HTML editor was not selected for it for some reason. Notepad must be the default when none is selected. I then selected Microsoft Word as a test, because the list of editors is hard-coded and you can't specify a third-party editor like RoboHelp. (You can select Excel if you want! Yippee!) Sure enough, when I edited the file from the find function in RoboHelp, the file opened in Word. This is an unfortunate loss of functionality in RoboHelp 8 that I hope is resurrected in an update to the software. Thanks again for your help!
You can add editors to that list. How is covered in Snippets on my site.
Got it! Thanks again.