We produced Webhelp for various projects using RH 7.0. We
have a help file with 460 topics and we painstakingly make sure
that as we add topics, we add a map ID, so everything is in sync.
However, yesterday we found looked in the project and found that
one of our older topics has no map ID attached to it (If you go to
Topic Properties>Advanced, it says “No Map
ID…”). But, in the whchsdata.htm file, the topic does
have a map ID.
I have two questions: First, is there an easy way to pinpoint
which topic has a missing map ID, when you discover the number of
map IDs is out of sync with the number of topics? Also, why would a
map ID be missing in the project but be OK in the Webhelp as
You can see the topics with no mapid by running one of RH's
reports. The Mapid report lists the mapids and the topic they are
assigned to. The Topic Properties report can also be used with the
mapid option on to show topics with their mapid.
As far as why the topic with no mapid is in the webhelp, is
the file you are looking at the latest version? I'd ensure you have
the "Republish All" option set and try again.