Moving from WinHelp to HTMLHelp (output .CHM) has been a sad
experience for me. The words in my index no longer appear in
alphabetical order. Worse, my search tab is useless, as it doesn't
even find the words that are in the index.
What to do? I'm sure I've just clicked a wrong option
somewhere, but what? And why is everything so easy with WinHelp,
and so imperfect with HTMLHelp?
post for info on the index sorting. It is an issue that has
come up a lot on these forums. I never run into it because I use an
ancient version of RoboHTML.
I'm not sure why your search isn't working.
From my perspective, the problem of complexity is not with
HTML Help vs. WinHelp but rather with the goal of single sourcing.
Things are more complicated in later software versions because you
can do a lot more - even if you don't want to.
Thank you very much. I really appreciate your response. I
looked at what you said, but my binary box was already selected.
As bad words were forming on my tongue, a colleague who has
RoboHelp 5 Build 584 opened up my project and had absolutely no
problem doing all the things I wanted to do. (I'm using the MORE
RECENT RoboHelp x5.0.2 build 801.)
All he had to do was generate on his machine, and bingo:
super sorted index and search. Still, his search doesn't work
perfectly either. For instance, it'll find some words, some partial
words, but not others. And the search in the French CHM works
better than the search in the English CHM.