Can you create CHMs from other projects?
You will find samples at
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 8\RoboHTML\Samples\en_US
C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Technical Communication Suite 2\Adobe RoboHelp 8\RoboHTML\Samples\en_US
Can you create other forms of help such as webhelp from this project?
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Yes I can even create other chms from the same project. Just not that particular configuration of SSL settings.
I've deduced that it's the TOC that is causing problems, if I use a different one, it works fine.
The only change I had made to the problem TOC was to apply a conditional build tag to a topic. I've tried removing it but it makes no difference.
I notice 'Fatal Error: Unexpected error from Microsoft HTML compiler.' at end of compilation messages in output view.
I had a similar problem once before that you worked out was down to me having deleted a cond build tag whilst it was still being used in the project. But I definitely haven't done that here.
Interesting! It worked fine when I removed the build expression.
I then added the tags back into the expression one by one and it worked all the way until I applied the last one. Then same problem - cannot open file, another version may be open. The last tag to be applied is not one I have applied or changed in any way for months.
I removed the whole expression again and it works.
So it must be to do with the tags then?
I have 11 tags and I only need 2 of them for this output. I have tried different combinations and it seems it works OK until I keep just the 2 that I need.
It's even OK if I substitute either of these for a different one.
They just don't work together. I have applied one of these tags to content today but not the other. And I have also applied another tag that isn't causing a problem.
One is applied to 86 topics and the other to 59 plus 3 TOC pages.