There is an article on creating JavaHelp on my site. It is written for RH HTML but it may help.
Even though you are creating help for a Java application, it is not always necessary to produce JavaHelp. Often WebHelp can be used and does a better job with few hassles. See the article for more.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Thanks for the information Peter.
I've been referring to your document for quite some time now...I have tried
everything without success. Hopefully Tier 2 support will be following up
with me soon.
Out of curiosity, I just generated my project using WebHelp and it
successfully created the helpfile.htm. When I chose to view output, only one
small file is present as shown below:
The helpfile.log displays all 18 of my reference manuals, but does not
display in Navigation panel.
I guess I could really benefit from some classes on RoboHelp as this
experience has been exhausting.
My apologies Peter, I guess the image did not reach its
destination...anyway, I found an alternate method for viewing my helpset
file by using hsviewer.jar. All my Reference Manuals are present and
accounted for. I know need to find a way to manually convert the helpset
file (helpfile.hs) into a .jar file so I can update the existing Help.jar
file that is currently in the bin directory of my Client machine to simulate
real world environment.
From a command prompt, I entered the following in the directory where the
helpset file resides:
jar cvfm help.jar .
I received the following error:
"Jar.exe - Unable to locate component - This application has failed to start
because jli.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix the
Thank you for your continued support!
I hope you have resolved your problem by now.
But if not or if someone else is having a similar problem:
make sure that when you right click and select Generate in the dialog box that appear the Version is set to the correct version of javahelp
When you choose Locate Sun Java 2 SDK Install folder browse to C:\Program Files\Java or wherever the jdk is
For the message "If you want to output compressed JavaHelp, the output file path can not contain "!" make sure that in Select Output Folder and File Name at the top of the JavaHelp options dialog you select a folder that does not have ! in the path; the default folder does! I personally create a new folder under my project for the output.