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Arbortext Styler produce chm files?

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Arbortext Styler produce chm files?

Can I produce a chm file from Styler? How do I do this?

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Re: Arbortext Styler produce chm files?

Yes, but you will have to make sure you have the Microsoft HTML Help Workshop software configured on your system before it will be available. You can find it here: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=21138

HTML Help Workshop is pretty old software, so it sometimes has trouble configuring itself in current versions of Windows. After installing it, you should see a menu option File->Publish->For HTML Help in Arbortext Styler. If that option is disabled, it means Arbortext can't "see" your Help Workshop installation.

 

To fix it, you can force the association of *.hhp files with Help Workshop:

  1. Create an empty file called "dummy.hhp"
  2. In Windows Explorer, double click the file. You should get a prompt from Windows about which program you want to use to open it. Select the "More programs" option, and navigate to C:\Program Files (x86)\HTML Help Workshop, and select "hhw.exe". Make sure the "Always use this program" option is selected.
  3. If Arbortext Styler is open, close it and reopen it. You should now see the HTML Help publishing option available.

 There are some tips for things like graphic handling, etc. in the Arbortext Help Center. See https://support.ptc.com/help/arbortext_hc/ae71_hc/en/#page/editor%2Feditor_help%2Fhelp5042.html%23

 

--Clay