In RoboHelp, try the options Update DHTML effects in topics. This may fix some of your problems.
There might be more than just the drop downs. See also http://www.robowizard.com/RoboWizard/NewProject.htm#MonthlyScry/062004.htm
I would tackle this problem using RoboHelp scripting. With this scripting feature you can automate tedious tasks. Great for updating topics. You can probably automate most of the reverse engineering. Of course, building a script takes time too. For scripting, see:
- http://help.adobe.com/en_US/RoboHelp/8.0/RoboHTML/WS98613C7C-EF5B-48e9-A91A-D2AABB882687.h tml
Perhaps a friendly developer can help you out with this if you're not comfortable with scripting yourself. You can always post back with questions.
Thanks for your response, William.
After I updated my decompiled project for DHTML effect, pages with DHTML effect stopped displaying the content even from the output.
I guess, I will have to search for a script developer from my organization or try for another solution.
I am wondering if the trick is that after reverse engineering you first open the projects in the original version of RoboHelp temporarily installed on another machine. After opening in that version, then copy them across to the machine with the new version.
Just a hunch.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips