6 Replies Latest reply on Jan 24, 2008 3:46 PM by Kykiedoll

    Create CD for HTML Help File

    Kykiedoll
      Two Questions:

      Can someone tell me which files/folders I need to distribute with my .chm file for my HTML Help? When I create my CD, I am only burning the .chm file and it is not working.

      Should I make a CD or should I Zip the files first; or does it make a difference?

      Thanks.

      kt

        • 1. Re: Create CD for HTML Help File
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi kt

          I regularly burn .CHM files to CD and they work dandy. Especially if you include an autorun that starts them up after you distribute.

          How exactly is it "not working". Sorry, it's a bit like going to the doctor and advising you simply don't feel well.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Create CD for HTML Help File
            Kykiedoll Level 1
            When I burn the .chm file on the CD, it only opens the main window. When I test the CD by clicking on the .chm file, the left pane information (which is all of my topics) does not display. I am only putting the .chm file on the CD. Not sure what I am doing wrong. I know I am not including an autorun... how exactly do I do that?
            • 3. Re: Create CD for HTML Help File
              lmarden Level 2
              Question: When you open the same chm file on your local hard drive (and I do hope that is where the project is, and where you are generating the chm), do you get the same result?
              • 4. Re: Create CD for HTML Help File
                Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                Hi kt

                The attached code should be copied and pasted into an instance of Notepad. After you do this, change your .CHM file name and save the file as autorun.inf. Then make sure you include the autorun.inf file on the CD.

                Note: Make sure your .CHM filename is only 8 characters long. For example, don't use My Wonderful CHM.CHM. Instead, use something like WondrCHM.CHM. (Longer filenames often prevent autorun from working correctly)

                Hope this helps a tad... Rick
                • 5. Re: Create CD for HTML Help File
                  Level 2
                  kt,

                  You had this problem earlier as I recall. There is no reason you can't open a CHM file from a CD. You will need to do a comparison of the file on CD and the one on your hard drive. There are programs available to compare two files but if that isn't immediately available answer the following questions. Are they the same? Are they the same size? Can you copy from the CD to the hard drive? Does it work then?

                  John
                  • 6. Re: Create CD for HTML Help File
                    Kykiedoll Level 1
                    I Love You Rick! This worked. Thank you. kt