I've got the last patch installed 7.03.001. I've been publishing to RHServer 8 from RoboHelp 7 without a problem using WebHelp Pro. So I don't know why the Destination window is different from RH7 to RH8 when you select WebHelp Pro as the primary layout.
Also, I'm really concerned about FlashHelp Pro not prompting for area in RH8. I know that there are issues with FlashHelp Pro in RH7 so that's why I've switched my project to WebHelp Pro.The other reason for switching to WebHelp Pro is because the searched topics ranking information shows in the Search window in both RH7 and RH8. When I tested FlashHelp Pro in RH8, the topics are ranked (per Tulika) but you cannot see the ranking info, which is inconsistent and a usability issue. I've reported this a bug to Adobe..
However, if the above problems were fixed so that FlashHelp Pro was consistent with WebHelp Pro, we'd switch back to that layout when finally upgrade to RH8. My manager likes the Flash skins better than the WebHelp Pro ones because they're animated.
Whilst I dabbled with RH Server 6 I really got going with it on RH Server 8 completely missing RH Server 7 in the process. Therefore I am slightly unsure as to whether the Areas dropdown was ever available in the RH7 WebHelp Pro SSL. Areas are a completely new departure in RH Server 8 so it is possible that even with the latest RH7 patch that the dialog will not allow you to specify an area.
Maybe John can chime in here when he starts work.
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My guess is that John is facilitating a class as he hasn't yet made an appearance. So maybe near lunchtime but more likely this evening unless he is traveling.
Just speculating on this but as Colum indicated, areas are new to 8 so I'd be shocked to see them being listed as an option in a patched up 7.
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