I´ve done the updating, but still there was the problem in generating the chm. Finally, we made our way: It was neither my fault nor was it coming from missing updates - the problem resulted from "too long file paths", as to say. Means, RoboHelp did not manage to handle his own file path under windows7! And we solved it in the absolute strange and difficult and annoying way of saving the files on C: and start all over again. So, please, try to update Robohelp8 for windows7 and don´t let me puzzle that hard again! I have other stufff to do!
However, as I have to work with it, I would appreciate some renewal coming closer to those great products of Adobe as e.g Photoshop or InDesign....regarding to the GUI and the usability, I mean. Because, there were so many other problems, I don´t even want to start talking about...
You were compiling a CHM file, no?
Sorry, but my guess is that there is little RoboHelp or Adobe could do to influence that behavior, because what it does is to hand things off to the Microsoft HTML Help Compiler.
As an aside, it's been known for a while that long path names may cause issues. Best practice is to create a folder near the root. I frequently recommend one named Projects. As in C:\Projects. Then for each project you create, it becomes a sub folder inside that.
In addition to what I listed above, when you name things (Projects, Files, Folders) you should avoid any special characters. Stick to the basics. a-z, A-Z and 0-9.
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As Rick says, the path length problem is something Adobe cannot change. On the other issues, you should submit bug reports and feature requests.
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Hi, can you please assist - i'm using robohelp7 under win XP and need to upgrade to Win 7, will the robohelp 7 work for me?
I tried it on a virtual PC that IT had set up for me and it seems to work ok but I'm not sure
See this thread.
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