Gee, I'm really sorry but even though it's Halloween and all my crystal ball seems to be on the fritz. And to make matters worse, my psychic skills are below par. As a result, I'm unable to divine the output you are having the issue with.
Are you working with CHM? WebHelp? FlashHelp? WebHelp Pro? FlashHelp Pro? AIR Help installed? Web Based AIR Help? Something else?
Maybe if we know the output we might offer a possible fix or a workaround.
I'm using FlashHelp. I believe I discovered the problem, it's related to using an & in the title. Each topic that isn't appearing properly has an "&" in it and on the search results side it changes it to |x26. But when I look back at the TOC side the & shows up fine. Do you know how I can fix this? It appears fine everyone except for the search results.
So I went through and removed the ampersand (&) from the title of the document in the Project Manager and the TOC. I then republished my output and I still can't get the actual page when I click on the link in the search results.
I noticed this problem seems to involve only the older pages in the system. Anything that we imported or built in the last few years seem to appear properly.
I already tried selecting and unselecting the various search options you have when generating the FlashHelp output and closing the project and renaming the CPD file, forcing it to create a new one. Does anyone have any other ideas on how I could fix this problem?
Any advice is appreciated.
This what I get when I right click and select properties on the page I get when I click the TOC link.
This what I get when I right click and select properties on the page I get when I click the search results
It works now that I took the ampersand (&) out of the folder title.
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Not trying to rub salt in an open wound here, but this is a perfect example and really drives home the point of why you really don't ever want to use anything remotely considered to be a special character in file and folder names.
Personally, I consider anything other than 0-9, a-z, A-Z and underscore ( _ ) to be a special character.
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