I belive that this is a limitation of CHM files. Microsoft's compiler has not been updated in years and I suspect never will be to allow for more modern screen resolutions. There is also a train of thought that having the help window so large can be distracting for some users.
The RoboColum(n) @robocolumn Colum McAndrew
Thank You Mr.Colum for caring to reply.
Actually I wanted to create a NewWindow for CSH which I wanted to position to the right edge of the monitor ( align the right edges of the CSH window and the monitor). The CSH window is around 400 / 700 pixels - w/h. My monitor's resolution is 1680/1050 . I am unable to position the CSH window since I am seeing a window of 1024/768. So this has become a quite a trickish task.
Hi Vijjy. Unfortunately there is no way you are going to vbe able to so this with CHM files.
There seems to be a bug working(!) to help me. I created two windows one -1024/768 and another 400/700 for the CSH. Selecting the second window I have entered the value 1280 (1680-400) for the field Left in the Placement section. Now if you click OK, it would throw a message asking you to enter values between 0 and1024. Instead, I have selected the first window in the Windows to Display. Clicked Ok. Now it would not stop me and CSH window is placed exactly where I wanted it to be - as tested from the CSH Test tool. Of course still I need to test it with the real application. Both RH8 and RH9 seem to work this way.
If I remeber correcty, it was possible to adjust this value manually in the hhp file before generating. This way it was possible to use windows larger than the 1024/768 with previous RoboHelp versions. In RH9 this is evidently not possible any more because the hhp file is overwritten before generating.
Mmmm..I do not think so. The "good" bug is there with you in RH9 also. I am using RH 188.8.131.522. Following is what the .hhp file saved.
NewWindow="ADMIN LITE","ADMIN LITE.hhc","ADMIN LITE.hhk","","",,,,,0x40080520,0,0x3006,[0,0,1024,768],0x0,0x0,,0,0,0,[Glossary,HHActiveX .GlossaryPane]
NewWindow1="ADMIN LITE","ADMIN LITE.hhc","ADMIN LITE.hhk","","",,,,,0x40080520,0,0x3006,[1280,65,1680,765],0x0,0x0,,0,0,0,[Glossary,HHAct iveX.GlossaryPane]
I do not think it is overwriting with the default 1024/768 res.settings. When generating .CHM file I tested by selecting the second (NewWindow1) window as the Default Window for the main help file. When I clicked the generated .CHM file it opened up itself spot on those coordinates (1280,65,1680,765).