3 Replies Latest reply on May 12, 2010 6:12 AM by RoboColum(n)

    Home page in HTML

    ThermoBob

      RoboHelp HTML 7

       

      This seems like one of the most obvious things but I can't for the life of me find it.

       

      How do you set a topic to be the home page so users can click on the Home icon at the top of the window? At the moment clicking on Home gives me the "The page cannot be displayed" message.

       

      I have set a default page for when you first open the chm, but this isn't automatically my home page.

       

      Thanks.

        • 1. Re: Home page in HTML
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          We are talking CHM files here right? If so, go into your Window properties and click on the Advanced Properties button. In there is a Home field that can be used to enter a URL for a webpage. This can be a topic file name inside the same CHM (e.g.topica.htm). Note the home topic can be different from the default topic.

           

           


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          • 2. Re: Home page in HTML
            ThermoBob Level 1

            Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I had something in the field there about home page but I may have got the path slightly wrong. After a bit of fiddling it now works. Thanks.

             

            It would be nice there to be able to browse to a topic rather than having to manual type in a path.

            • 3. Re: Home page in HTML
              RoboColum(n) Level 5

              You may want to submit a feature request for this. You can do so here. The problem as far as the UI is concerned is that the field can also be used to open a web page in which case a Browse button would be of no use.

               

               


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