USING ROBOHELP HTML 11
Last updated 6/12/2014
View map numbers in hex format
1 Select Tools > Options. Click the BugHunter tab.
2 In Display options, select Map Numbers In Hex.
Test in the application
To test context-sensitive Help in the application, follow these guidelines:
• If you auto-generated map IDs in RoboHelp, export the map files and provide them to the developer. Update the
application to use the map IDs, if it doesn’t already.
• Generate the project. Provide the output files to the developer.
• If you designed a custom window for displaying window-level topics, inform the developer. The application requires
coding to display topics this way.
• Install the latest version of the application, or access the Web application. If you install the latest build of the
application from a network drive or CD, you can replace the output file with the new copy each time you generate.
Put the output files in the same folder as the application EXE file.
• Print the Map IDs report. Use it as a checklist for testing dialog boxes.
• In the application, click Help or press F1 to verify that the correct Help topic opens in each dialog box.
• Update any map IDs that did not work and check the following:
• Ensure that the correct map ID is assigned.
• Ensure that the topic has a window assigned to it.
• Generate the project to retest edited topics.
Context-sensitive Help terms
A project file that is automatically created in the project folder when you add, update, or remove map IDs. It
shows the topic ID/topic match (for example: ID_ABCForm=ABC.htm).
The file created when an author compiles a Microsoft HTML Help project. All the files in the project,
including context-sensitive Help topics and map files, are compressed and saved in this file.
A developer's term used to see map files. Developers create header files, which are text files containing a
list of topic IDs and their corresponding map numbers. Header files use the .h, .hh, or .hm extension. When a developer
provides the author with header files, the author needs to import the files into the project.
(Microsoft HTML Help projects) The Microsoft ActiveX control that contains the HtmlHelp()
application programming interfaces. Developers ensure that HHCTRL.OCX is invoked when users request Help.
(Microsoft HTML Help projects) Using this HTML Help API command, calls can be made to the
application using the map number.
HTML Help API
(Microsoft HTML Help projects) The application programming interface for Microsoft HTML Help
that allows a Help window from an application to display. The HTML Help API contains commands for developers to
specify the type, style, and position of Help windows.
HTML Help translator
(Microsoft HTML Help projects) A mechanism in Microsoft HTML Help that looks up context-
sensitive Help topics when users request help in applications.