I've just downloaded and installed the RoboHelp 7 trial and
am evaluating it before my company buys it. Until now, we've used
RoboHelp X5 to generate WebHelp and .pdfs; however, in the latter
format, none of the hyperlinks ever worked, so we're eager to
upgrade. I have a Vista machine and Office 2007. I'm having a few
issues with the RoboHelp 7 printed documentation feature.
Problem: In RoboHelp 7 I can create a new project with new
topics and both WebHelp and .pdfs are fine, with all links working.
However, when I import HTML files from my existing X5 project, the
WebHelp is fine, but the program crashes when I try to create a
.pdf. When I open it again, and try to configure the print
settings, it says there is another program using the printed
documentation.doc file, so it won't let me adjust settings. Even
though I don't see Word running, it's shown in the Task Manager and
only when I end the process can I reopen RoboHelp and try to create
a new printed doc.
I've narrowed it down to an issue with stylesheets. All the
imported HTML files used a custom stylesheet (which is also
imported into the new project). I've tried adding the custom
stylesheet to the baggage folder, but this doesn't help. When I
remove the link to this custom sheet and associate all imported
files with the RoboHelp 7 default.css, I can generate both WebHelp
and .pdfs without issue for both new and imported topics.
Question: Does anybody know how can I import files from
projects created in X5, maintain their custom styles, and generate
.pdfs in RoboHelp 7? If possible, I'd rather not create a new .css
all over again.