See Opening Projects on my site.
You should install both patches before opening projects in RoboHelp 8 and that is certainly the cause of your problems.
Apply both patches and then open a backup of the project. Otherwise you will have a lot of repair work because of not applying the patches first.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Thank you for the advice and the quick response. I've applied the two patches, 8.0.1 first, 8.0.2 second, to RH on my Win 7 machine and now opened a backup copy of my project. To my disappointment, files are still missing from the Project Manager pod. I've tried opening restored backup copies of my project a couple times just to be sure I was opening clean files that have been previously touched only in 8.0.0. No luck.
After reading the description of the issues these patches are designed to fix, like you I was pretty confident that the patches would be the answer. Any additional suggestions?
It turns out that my issue is that files in the Project Manager pod and in the pick list for assigning a hyperlink target are being sorted by Topic Title rather than by File Name, which is what I'm used to. In most cases (but not all) the Topic Title and File Name in my project differ, so I was looking for the File Name in one part of the list, but the topic was listed by Topic Title in another part of the list.
Which begs the question: is there a way to dictate to RoboHelp which text to sort by, Topic Title or File Name? I'm also wondering whether this change is intentional or a bug? The tool tip for the button that sorts the files in the Project Manager says "Sort by Name" after all.
Try clicking the View menu. You should see the option there. First, ensure the Project Manager pod has focus.
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Ahh. All set. Thanks for the tip, Rick.