I am using Robohelp 6, I have completed all changes and I
have one major problem, everything is working except when I
generate the project in webhelp pro and I go to the index, a
keyword will link to a topic name that is no longer being used, so
for example if you go to the index and click on the word XP
configuration report, that will link you to the topics associated
with that report (a gray submenu of topics associated with that
keyword) but one of the topics will read
"how_to_use_xp_config_report" and I need it to read "How to use the
XP Configuration Report". I have already changed all the title tags
in Project Manager and the funny thing is they read fine in the
Search part of the index, but some of the topics still read
incorrectly when I click on an index keyword that is linked to
Should I delete the index file and re-run the index? Honestly
this has been bugging me for so long, please help
I hate it when that happens. It's a case of a feature that
can turn into a nightmare.
This is what is going on: when you create a new index link,
it copies the topic title from the properties to be the "visible"
topic title in the index results. You see it in the little gray
box, and on the Index tab in the little Topics For: pane at the
bottom of the list. But that's a copy of the title, not a link, so
it doesn't respond when you change the topic title in the
properties. The reason for it (I think) is to make it editable.
You are going to have to fix these by hand. There are two
ways (in RH6):
1) Open the Index tab. Select the first index term. Look at
the Topics For: pane and fix any ugly ones (just click and wait a
second, like renaming a file in Windows Explorer). Then select the
next index term.
2) Make a copy of your <projectname>.hhk file somewhere
safe. With the project not open in RoboHelp, open the .hhk file in
Notepad. Each topic link in the file has a section that contains
object type="text/sitemap". This section, in turn, has two kinds of
param lines: param name = "Local" (DON'T TOUCH IT - that's the
link) and param name = Name (edit the ugly ones - these are
visible). Now open the project in RoboHelp, generate it, and pray
you didn't break anything.