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Unfortunately all my projects are affected. I tried deleting the cpd file in any case you suggested but as you can imagine this did not work.
Initially, I would think it has something to do with a corrupt registry. I looked in the registry and I am unfortunately unable to identify which one is affected. Any ideas?
I would suggest the quickest thing to try is a simple uninstall and reinstall. In theory you should deactivate first and reactivate after the reinstall. On one occasion I couldn't and it went OK. Your call!
I was going to do this as a last solution... So I reistalled it. Unfortunately, after the reinstall, it still is not working. I am now officially desperate :-(
It's really hard to work without have the possibility to import. I manage ok by copying the htm or htt files manually and then editting the fpj or apj files but this does take significantly more time. Of course, it remains impossible to do anyhitng for importing doc or PDF files
If you, or anybody has any other solution, I would be most grateful.
I wonder if the answer is in your first post. You said there that RH works if you install under a different user account. That makes me wonder if your user profile has become corrupted and you need IT to create a new one? The downside is, of course, that all your settings for all the other applications you use will be lost.
The only other thing I can think of is a full uninstall and reinstall. This involves some registry edits. The method is described on my site in the topic on Installing RoboHelp. Somehow though I favour the user profile being the more likely of the two.
I believe IT can create a new profile without trashing the old one. That would enable you to see if it fixes the problem for you and revert to the old profile if not.
IT was not able to help me with this one (corporate polisy restrictions). Uninstalled and reinstalled deleting all the registry files. Still not results and impossible to import anything.
Hi Chris. If Peter's right, and I've no reason to believe he isn't, surely you can go back to your IT people and tell them exactly what this is doing to your state of mind. Perhaps if you escalated it and pointed out the additional time (and therefore money) it is costing. OK rules are rules but if they cost money they can and should be waived.
You are saying that IT will not give you a new profile? You have more or less proved it is your profile as the problem does not exist when installed against your profile.
My understanding is that giving you a new profile is easy. Sounds like your manager needs to take up the cudgels with IT management explaining his staff cannot do their job because of their "policy".
This thread has not established that when you installed RH, you were logged into the PC under your profile with admin rights on the PC.
Sometimes we assume too much. No offense intended.
If that's not the issue, cleaning up the registry can fix some problems that are otherwise hard to track down. If you're not comfortable doing it yourself, maybe your desktop support tech can help you do the following:
Uninstall RH and 1-Step RoboPDF, if it's there.
Clean up the registry items mentioned in RH X5 uninstall instructions. (If you thought you did this already, it's worth a minute to verify that they aren't there.)
Search (Edit > Find) RoboPDF in Keys, Values and Data.
Delete each entry with RoboPDF. Sometimes the line will disapper, and sometimes it will revert to a default (undefined) status.
The usual disclaimer: It worked for me with no apparent ill effects. If you make a mistake, you cannot easily restore what was there, and consequences may be severe. Some people say you should never edit in the registry without certain knowledge and/or formal training.
As with RH things you might be editing, take a backup .reg file before you start (In Registry Editor, File > Export).
Thank you all for the help.
The main issue is that I am working remotely (I am located in the States, the company is located in Europe). Trashing my user account would mean a lot of work for them. Anyway, i have a couple other accounts on my machine and using RH with one of these works so I will be doing this when I need to import documents. So yes the definit pb is the user account is corrupted.
I double checked all my registry files and everything that needs to be deleted for a clean uninstall is indeed deleted. No sign of Robo PDF in there either. However, I do still see some references to Ehelp and Blue Sky in there. Was wondering if I could delete those?
If it's working with them in, leave them alone.
If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
I agree, provided that you have deleted the Registry keys named in the uninstall instructions.
This problem was solely due to the presence of multiple monitors. For some reason the import dialog coordinates were totally outranged and could not be seen when second monitor was defined to left, right or up. I haden't tired underneath and when I did, there was the dialog!
Here's a tip for lost windows:
Perform the action and make sure you don't click anywhere on your screen. (For example, File> Import). This is to ensure the dialog box/window is in focus, even if you can't see it.
Press Alt+Spacebar, then m, then any arrow key.
Then move your mouse around. Theoretically the window will be attached to your cursor until you click, so make sure youclick in the centre of your monitor.