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Hi DD71 and welcome to the RH community.
This link on Peter Griange's site describes a method of achieving this. It uses slightly different images but you can substitute the ones he uses for the ones you want.
I tried it and it works great in design mode but whenever I compile it to a .CHM file, nothing happens.
Is there something I may have missed?
Can you define "nothing happens"? Do the images appear, not change? Try it again as if it works in design mode it should work in a CHM.
After compiling the image and the text are displayed and its even highlighted as if its a link but when you click it, nothing happens as if its just static.
RoboHelp HTML X5.0.1, Build 606
It was something very simple that I overlooked.
This time I created a new test CHM but reversed the order of the instruction. I first loaded the two GIF files to the baggage followed by the twisty script. For some unknown reason, this time I was able to load the twisty script to the baggage without creating a folder for it, just as it is in the instruction. The rest, I just followed what the instruction said and now it works great both in design and compile mode.
RHX5 can be a bit flakey when it comes to adding/removing baggage files. To be honest I tend to manually edit the project's rhbag.apj file to ensure that a baggage file is there.
I have another question regarding directories when creating a new project.
If a question is totally unrelated to the thread, please start a new thread. If someone else has the second problem in the future, how will they find the answer hidden inside this thread?
Are you suggesting creating a project and then sharing that with another project to cut down the size of another project? That cannot be done. You can merge outputs but each source must have its own resources.
There is no way a new project should be the size you quote. Are you creating it by going File | New | Project?
Sorry for posting that second question...
To answer your question, yes that is exactly what I was trying to achieve. Trying to minimize duplicating resources if multiple projects will make use of the same files. And yes I did go through File|New|Project. The !SkinSubFolder! size that it automatically creates is 4.25 MB for all new projects I create which contains several shockwave files. This is no big deal. If this is the only way to create a CHM file in RoboHelp, so be it. I can live with that.
If you are created CHM files you do not need the !SkinSubFolder! folder as long as you aren't using a skin inside your CHM file. So you could delete this folder and you'll find the size of your project folder reduce.