This is a GIANT step in the right direction and looks like a solution to my issue.
(1) I downloaded the projects you had posted and followed the steps to build the sample (single project and single search) but once I compile the help and try to click the zoom search button I get a Cannot Load Page message from my browser (IE 7). I also tried to manually open the Search.HTML file from the hard drive and got the same message.
Any idea what I did wrong?
(2) Does this option preclude me from allowing the full search button on tne WebHelp toolbar?
As always - thanks for the assistance.
Michael F Weart
1] Not sure but I often find if people print the instructions and tick things off as they go, suddenly it all works.
2] I don't see why it would but if using ZoomSearch for one thing, I would set up a page that offers two searches, the specific one you want and a general search. ZoomSearch gives the results in a page in the topic pane so there is more room. Also one search method for one search and another method for something else is messy to my mind.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Two last things:
(1) In the Skins setup, I had to add the "Search.html" in the skin to the "ZoomSearch" button using Links and not Advanced. Having it in Advanced did not open the Search form in my help. When I clicked the ZoomSearch menu bar item, it just flashed and did not open the ZoomSearch search topic.
(2) I got the search processing to work in my project, but at some point it stops working. The search topic displays when I click ZoomSearch and results are shown but when I click the link to go to the page listed in the results, I get the standard "Internet Explorer cannot display the web page".
When I look at the link it has:
It should have:
All I did was re-compile the WebHelp, re-publish the WebHelp, regenerate the search index and repost the 5 Search related files into my WebHelp folder (in the search_files folder). Any idea why it would not have the "WebHelp" included in the path?
As always, thanks --
Michael F Weart