2 Replies Latest reply on Feb 16, 2011 3:10 AM by Mayank Agrawal

    Mysterious skn name in project setup - what file is being referenced?

    r0ybatt3

      I have a strange situation where the Project Set-up pod shows that I am using a skin with Name A, yet when I use Windows Explorer to browse the project files, there is no skin with Name A anywhere in the vicinity. Another oddity is that the Project Set-up pod shows five or six possible skins to choose from, yet there are definitely only two in the project folder.

       

      Is it possible that the project is pointing a skin that exists elsewhere on my system? For example, to some other folder that I previously used as a working folder? Is there anyway to get RoboHelp to tell me which file it is pointing to?

       

      thanks in advance,

      Roy

        • 1. Re: Mysterious skn name in project setup - what file is being referenced?
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

          I don't think I have seen that problem. To be clear, the Skin folder in your project has two skins but the dropdown shows more.

           

          Make a backup in case and then with RoboHelp closed try editing rhskins.apj in Notepad or similar.

           

          You may also need to delete the CPD file in the root of your project.

           


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

           

          @petergrainge

          • 2. Re: Mysterious skn name in project setup - what file is being referenced?
            Mayank Agrawal Level 2

            To answer the skin name issue, RoboHelp displays the same skin name in Project setup pod as present in the project skin folder on disk.

            This is the default behavior.

            However, if you rename the skin through Project setup pod, it displays the updated name and updates the entry of skin name in the skin file on the disk. However, the skin file name on disk is not updated. Thus windows explorer shows the original file name though the content of the files have been updated.

            For Example

            If you a create a WebHelp skin with the name "sampleskin", it creates a file "sampleskin.skn" on the disk. When you rename the skin from sampleskin.skn" to "newskin", the filename on the disk remains "sampleskin.skn", though the entry of filename with the .skn file is updated.

             

            Mayank