I should point out that these older web help files were generated using an earlier version of RoboHelp but in some cases I no longer have the masters.
What I would like to be able to do more specifically then is to view old web help systems when I am unable to regenerate from source,
I think that would be along the lines of "cat's chance in ****".
Reverse engineering is your way out now. That's covered on my site and whilst I explain how to do it for free, there is also a link to Willam's site where he has a chargeable script that is a whole lot quicker. You have his details so you may want to chat him up.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring information
Cat's chance in a room full of rocking chairs?
You’re definitely running into browser security issues there – the browsers have changed & tightened up but your WebHelp hasn’t – thus the incapability.
I have a similar issue.
I am using RH 10.01 and generated my help system using the RH Eclipse Generator tool.
The difference is my help system was created in RH 10 and there are no updates to apply.
When I try to preview in Chrome, I can see the TOC, but not the default topic in the body.
When I try to preview in IE, I can see the default topic in the body, but not the toc.
In both cases, the tab is flickering.
I have tried to use Williams Web site to contact him but his form submittal is not currently working.
Any advice please? Thanks Beth
1 person found this helpful
Beth - see Willam's site for this page - https://www.wvanweelden.eu/articles/robohelp-patches-and-updates Some of the fixes for RH11 can work for RH10 - I know, beacuse I've got one of my project still going out via RH10 and it's working in all browsers currently (so far - it's only a matter of time before the screws turn a bit tighter & it all falls apart LOL)
1 person found this helpful
I see that there is an issue with my site. You can contact me directly at contact [at] wvanweelden [dot] eu.
For this specific issue, I'm not sure whether I can be of help. The RH10 version is quite old and I haven't opened it in over a year.
I replaced the files in C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 10\RoboHTML\WebHelp5Ext\template_stock based on William's "patches and updates" page, and now I can preview in IE, but not Chrome.
So after some digging, found this article How to set the allow-file-access-from-files flag option in Google Chrome and now I can preview there.
Thanks for your prompt response!
Thank you William, the information on your site (link given to me from Jeff Coatsworth) helped to resolve my problem.
I appreciate your prompt response.
I must have tweaked something else, because I can look at WebHelp located on my c:\ drive using Chrome version 54.0.2840.71 m right now without having to add that -file-access flag to my Chrome copy.