I am having this strange issue with a few different RH projects I am working on. With certain bookmarks, the system will create this repeating miasma of links that repeat the bookmarks over and over again.
topic#Bookmark leads to topic#bookmark#bookmark and then topic#bookmark#bookmark#bookmark and so on.
Trying to open the affected projects becomes bogged down in this recursive hell of bookmarks. The main issue is that this results in an error for each instance of the this problem:
Here is a screen shot of me trying to update the help. This was after about 20 minutes of clicking 'OK' to the error above.
I have recently deleted these files, but they appear in my locally saved copy of the project as well.
Now, our team uses SharePoint, with copies of the project saved locally on our machine. For whatever reason, this keeps happening to projects I generate.
Does anyone have any idea what the heck is going on?
No idea but a distant bell is ringing to say I have heard of this once before. You haven't said what version of RoboHelp you are using but it was several versions back.
The post could well still be accessible but good luck finding it.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring information
I have also seen this happen with some of our projects. We are fairly new to RoboHelp and have developed some bad habits that we are trying to break.
Sometimes the easiest (and quickest) way to get out of the loop is to use Task Manager (Windows) to kill the application.
Between RoboHelp and SharePoint we have a URL character limit of 255. This includes folder names, topic filenames, bookmarks, and drop-down (DHTML) text.
Our solution (still evolving):
As always, your mileage may vary.
Hope this helps.