I had fun with RoboHTML this morning, and thought I would
share in case anyone else runs into the same problem.
I had just upgraded to RoboHTML 7 the other day, to get
around a problem I was having with Google Chrome and my WebHelp
files, and I was still getting set up in the new version.
I had problems adding graphics to pages: the old way (CTRL+G,
select file and OK) didn't work, and I thought the problem was that
RoboHTML wasn't recognizing my graphics folder. (It turned out the
actual problem was a bug that is now fixed in v. 7.01, so go get
the upgrade if you're having similar issues.)
My graphics folder was named "Graphics" and was in the same
folder as my subfolders for the help file topics. But it didn't
show up in the list of folders in Project Manager, and I couldn't
find a way to add it. So I had the bright idea to just add a new
folder in Project Manager, and give it the same name as my existing
Graphics folder, and maybe it would just recognize the existing
Yeah, that didn't work.
Instead, it caused Project Manager to lock up the whole app:
it wouldn't do anything, and the mouse just flashed the busy icon
on and off. Shutting down the app and restarting did not help, as
RoboHTML would lock up again as soon as I reopened the project.
I finally had to go in and edit the root.fpj file by hand,
and edit out the reference to the Graphics folder. (Hooray for
human-readable config files!) Once I did that, I could open my
project again without it locking up.
And once I upgraded to 7.01, I could add graphics again the