Yes, but this is my issue - I don't want RoboHelp to change the .htt or .css files. It never asked to do so before (unless I did something stupid, like click "Update style to match entry").
Why would RH suddenly want to make these files writable at the time I open a topic for editing?
Well, I don't have an answer, but I do have a fix. Thank you, Gravenstein!
Menu bar: Tools > Options > Associations
The default HTML Editor was set to Design View, but the Auto-Select Editor radio button was selected. Changing Auto-Select to Use Default Editor fixed two problems:
1. The Access Confirmation message for writable .htt and .css files stopped showing up.
2. Double-clicking on topics or using the Edit button/command to open them in Design View started working again. (I didn't mention this issue before...thought it was a separate problem.)
Near as we can figure, somewhere on my Windows 7 PC, there was another file association that conflicted with the RH association for HTML files. Making the association explicit via Use Default Editor fixed the conflict.
Another writer had the Edit issue (although not the .htt/.css writable requirement), and she fixed it by stopping SnagIt from running in the background. We suspect a similar root cause - file association conflict of some kind - though we have no idea why SnagIt has anything to do with HTML files.
This is probably a one-off problem, but we've had a lot of those, and reading other folks' posts about their one-off problem helped us narrow down the search. So here's our solution, FWIW.
Likely back in good old XP you had long ago configured the default editor you spoke of. Then as time passed you forgot you had done this.
Making the change is a one off unless you decide to reinstall or something.
There are a number of configuration changes I regularly recommend when I facilitate a class. Configuring the editor is one of those. It would be nice if RoboHelp just came pre-configured with all the recommended settings, but it doesn't. The good news is that it gives me something to talk about during class facilitation!
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