Sounds like you are using Kevin Siegel's Iconlogic book.
When you press Alt+Tab do you see a blue up arrow as shown below?
If so, that's your running project. Just stop there and close the CHM file. If that doesn't do it, you may need to press Ctrl+Alt+Del and examine the task list and kill off the HHlauncher.
Please give those a try and keep us posted on the outcome!
Hello Rick -
Thank you so much for the quick response - I didn't expect such. You are absolutely right - it IS Kevin Siegel's Iconlogic Book - what a find this has been.
O.K., so I've followed your guidance below - there is no blue arrow with Alt+Tab. And, from the task list there is no HHlauncher listed.
I'm so close and yet right now I feel at such a loss. Please advise.
At this point about all I'm able to suggest is that you restart RoboHelp. If that doesn't help, you may need to restart the system. It sounds as though something is hung up in a state of limbo and not allowing the process to complete.
Hello Rick -
O.k., I've tried all that you've suggested down to even restarting the system which did allow me to generate the help however, again nothing is visible. I do note in the Topic node, on the Output view tab, I see this;
Fatal Error: Unexpected error from Microsoft HTML compiler.
Finished compiling HTMLHELP in 6 sec(s)
Can you decipher this for me?
Don't you just love error messages like that? They are SO informative. This sort of message is normally displayed when there is something in the RH project that is causing the compiler (that produces the CHM) to choke. The problem is what. If the problem is limited to one project (try compiling one of the supplied example projects) finding out requires a little detective work. As it sounds like you are testing RH the chances are your project's aren't that big. Start by making a copy of the project. Then delete half the topics and see if you can compile. If you can, Add half of the deleted ones from the backup. Repeat the process until you hit the compile error.
Let us know what you find out.
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