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Hi Robbin. My guess is that this a security/access issue. What is in the dropdowns?
When it hurts to do something, stop doing it.
In IE settings, turn off the option, "Always show an alert for Javascipt errors, even for the most picayune, harmless ones." Then you won't get the nasty message, I think.
By the way, I've seen that message in this forum, apparently because Adobe was doing some stylesheet or server maintenance in a hot mode.
In some cases, it is text only, in others it is an image. In all cases, the images are shared with other topics.
LOL! Saw this post immediately after replying to Colum....I'll give it a try now.
One inane question...should I not be concerned with whatever error is going on?
Thanks so much!
I checked my IE settings. The only selection I see similar to what you describe is"Display a notification about every script error". It is not selected.
I don't see anything java-specific.
Wish it had been that easy. BTW, this system is client-facing, so I'd like to correct the error, since I cannot control others' browser settings...
Any other thoughts appreciated and thanks so much...
You said the error is:
Error: Access is denied.
URL: (the path to the file the system is calling)
Can you tell us the filename in the URL, if not the last few parts of the URL? Is it one of your topics, or a RoboHelp file?
Each URL is the complete path through my local drive to the file that contains the drop-down, and apparently its related error. It is the .htm RoboHelp file of the topic in the project folder.
Does that provide any clues?
" . . .It is the .htm RoboHelp file of the topic in the project folder. . . "
Is it the path to the WebHelp output folder, or to the project (source) folder?
If it's hard-coded to seek a file in the project folder, it can't work.
Oops, it's the path to the output folder...sorry about that!
It might come down to a permissions problem.
Assuming you're running Win XP and IE 6.0 or later:
Have you checked all of your IE privacy and security settings? Active X enabled, at least for "signed" and "trusted" scripts; allow Active X to run from my computer and elsewhere; Popups enabled (popup blocker turned off or disabled).
That's just to start.
When you view WebHelp on your hard drive, you may run into a security obstacle or two that you don't get when WebHelp is on a server.
Some of our colleagues insert Mark of the Web when generating WebHelp, which seems to help overcome some of these quirks.
I'll check out my settings again. I'm glad to know it's IE and not my system, regardless!
Many thank for your assistance!