I followed these steps:
File>Project Settings>Advanced Button> Synonyms tab.
Double-click the next available row.
In the "Word" column, type checkoff.
In the "Synonym" column, type check-off. Then press the Enter key on the keyboard.
I get a warning message: "Synonym editor cannot map phrases. Please provide a single word."
And then it replaces the value in the "Synonym" column with the text "Synonym".
(I am running version 126.96.36.199 of RoboHelp.)
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That explains the difference. I was looking at topic level synonyms whereas you are looking at global synonyms.
If you want any instance of a word to be mapped, then your approach is the quickest way to do it. What I looked at is more for when you want just specific topics found.
Both methods are valid for different requirements but it would seem more sensible that they both work in the same way. I suggest you file a bug report or feature request depending on your view.
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Thank you. I have logged a bug.