2 Replies Latest reply on Aug 2, 2006 10:13 AM by Jsherm713

    Non-Robohelp Web Help to HTML Help

    Jessica_Sherman
      I have a web help project that is basically a group of html files that were originally created in Word. It is from a third-party program, and I need to integrate the html files into my HTML help project. I'm not sure if they were using any program like RoboHelp to generate the help.

      I've tried importing the html files into a Robohelp project, but I cannot view them in Robohelp since they are associated with Word. Does anyone have any ideas as to how I can clean up these files and import them into a Robohelp project?

      Thanks,

      Jessica
        • 1. Re: Non-Robohelp Web Help to HTML Help
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Jessica and welcome to our community

          You said: I've tried importing the html files into a Robohelp project, but I cannot view them in Robohelp since they are associated with Word..

          Does this mean you are trying to double-click them inside RoboHelp HTML and you want them to open in the RoboHelp HTML WYSIWYG editor and not inside Word? If the answer to that is yes, then read on.

          Inside RoboHelp HTML, click Tools > Options... > HTML Editors tab. You will probably find that RoboHelp WYSIWYG is set as the default editor. This is normal. So I hear you asking, well, if it's the default, why is it opening in Word? And the answer to that little issue lies in the two options at the bottom of the dialog. My guess is that you have the option "Auto-select Editor" selected. So try selecting the opposite option of: "Use Default Editor".

          Give this a go and keep us posted... Rick
          • 2. Re: Non-Robohelp Web Help to HTML Help
            Jsherm713
            You were exactly right- the Auto-Select Editor option was selected. When I changed it to Use Default Editor I was able to edit the html files in RoboHelp. Thanks!