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Odd, many folks find RoboHelp actually simpler to use and understand than Flare.
First, let's ensure you aren't confusing the Start page with the Default topic. I'm assuming you are using RoboHelp HTML 9 here.
When you examine the Single Source Layout properties, you have the option to configure the name of the Start page.
The WebHelp start page is typically named Index.htm and is where you point the users to open the WebHelp. This page sets a cascade of events in motion. It divides the browser into different areas where each area loads different content for the Main Toolbar, Navigation Frame and so on. The last action is to load the Default Topic into the Topic Pane. What you are describing suggests you want to change the Default Topic.
To change the Default Topic, expand the Content Categories section and select the default category. Then click the Select... button and nominate a new topic to become the default.
See if that helps sort things... Rick
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I'm finding the move from RH to Flare frustrating. Just what you're used to really.
You haven't said what version of RH you're using either so I'm going with RH7instructions.
What you need to do is go into the Single Source Layouts pod.
Right-click on the layout you are using for your help and select Properties.
Then you can change the start page.
(It's pretty much the same as going to Project Organiser and double-clicking on a Target. Imagine my trouble learning NOT to right-click and select Properties. )
Oops, sorry didn't see you there Rick.
Thanks Rick, (and Amber) Most helpful.
I am not one of those who finds Robohelp easier to use. Both Madcap and Robohelp have their learning curves, but it seems to me that Robohelp is a great deal more restrictive or missing so much that Flare seems to have. Matter of figuring it out I guess.
Thanks again for your responses.