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  Helen Martocchio
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  Jan 8, 2021 @ 06:58am

I have successfully compiled a .CHM file
for my documentation project. My question
is what files need to be moved with the .CHM
for the user to have access to the content.

If I move just the CHM and open it from the
new location, the table of contents is available
but when I click on each topic, the content is blank.

Thanks Helen

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Compiled CHM question
  Helen Martocchio
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 8, 2021 @ 02:58pm

I was hoping I just needed to deliver/share the CHM
so this is good news once I figure out the other issue.

Prior to writing I did find similar information on the web
about making sure the Unblock was checked in properties.
When I right click and view properties I do not see this
checkbox. On Monday, I will meet our network admin, maybe
my account does not have rights for this.

Today I also noticed when viewing my local copy, when I expand the tree, the book at the top level has a red star
burst. The red star burst does not display when the tree is
collapsed.

I can view all of the pages and images in the CHM
does this indicate there is an error not identified by the compiler?

Thanks
Helen

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Compiled CHM question
  Rick Strahl
  Helen Martocchio
  Jan 8, 2021 @ 03:02pm

I think the location of that checkbox has changed since that post, I think it's just a button now, but it's still in properties dialog somewhere.

Hard to track down because once you set it you can't unset it again 😃

It's also possible to set this programmatically as part of an install program.

If you are just distributing the file, though the better solution might be to publish to a Web site instead and access online. Better experience frankly than the old clunky CHM file format.

+++ Rick ---

Gravatar is a globally recognized avatar based on your email address. re: Compiled CHM question
  Helen Martocchio
  Rick Strahl
  Jan 8, 2021 @ 03:09pm

Thanks for the tip. I will explore the the publish option next week.

I will still submit a helpdesk ticket to our network admin because I am curious how to access this setting.

Helen

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