7 Replies Latest reply on Sep 6, 2007 1:50 PM by HKabaker

    naive question

    tunlaw
      Hello, and thanks in advance for any assistance.

      I would like to email a WebHelp project -- a very small one, only three topics -- to a colleague who also has Robo-Help (separate installation, not the same server). I don't want him to view it as a Robo-Help project even though he has the software; I want him to open it in a browser, ready to go. How do I accomplish this? Do I send all the files in the project, have him upload them and then open the default topic?
      Do I send all the files, including whdata, whxdata, etc subfolders and send those? Does he need the !SkinSubFolder! too? Everything?

      Thanks very much.



      Thank you.
        • 1. Re: naive question
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Nothing wrong with the question except the title. Helps if they are titles that others will search for.

          You have two main options. One is generate a CHM instead so that he can see the content but of course that will not have the skin. So if that is important, then zip up everything that is in the webhelp folder under !SSL! assuming you generated to the default location. You need to send all that is in that folder and its sub folders, assuming you want the webhelp to work. :-)

          • 2. Re: naive question
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
            Or even better. Post it to a web server and just give them a hidden URL that opens the project!
            • 3. Re: naive question
              tunlaw Level 1
              I *can* post all these files to a web server. How do I give them a hidden URL to open the project? (This opens it in a browser, correct? - not in Robo-Help?)

              Thanks again.
              • 4. Re: naive question
                Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                The URL needs to be that of the start page. All Rick meant by hidden, I think, is that it is one you and your colleague know but it is not published anywhere.

                • 5. Re: naive question
                  HKabaker Level 2
                  Another approach is to zip up the output Webhelp folder, send it email, and have your colleague extract all files into a new folder on his/her hard drive.

                  Yes, include all the furniture -- whdata, whgdata, skin, etc.-- in the output directory.

                  Harvey

                  • 6. Re: naive question
                    Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                    Isn't that what I suggested in my first reply?

                    • 7. Re: naive question
                      HKabaker Level 2
                      Yes, you did, Peter, but I noticed tunlaw asked:

                      Do I send all the files, including whdata, whxdata, etc subfolders and send those? Does he need the !SkinSubFolder! too? Everything?

                      You did say everything, but I wanted to emphasize what "everything" means.

                      And I probably didn't read your response carefully enough. Reinforcement never hurts. (smile)

                      H