rhcl vs. RoboHTML vs. batch job

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Jun 04, 2015 Jun 04, 2015

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My state of information:

a) RCHL cannot process .jsx scripts from the commandline.

b) RoboHTML cannot export like RCHL from .jsx scripts

But I need to process a .jsx script before I can export to CHM or whatever else format.

Why I cannot e.g. export via an .jsx from RoboHTML like RCHL is doing?

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LEGEND , Jun 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015
In that case, you will have to close the project first. But you can also execute the output from the script without closing. If you get the required SSL (RoboHelp.project.SSLManager), you can execute the SSL from there and keep running the script.

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LEGEND ,
Jun 05, 2015 Jun 05, 2015

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You can start RoboHelp so that it automatically loads a script:

"C:\Program Files (x86)\Adobe\Adobe RoboHelp 11\RoboHTML\RoboHTML.exe" -x "C:\Users\wweelden\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\RoboHTML\11.00\Scripts\createHelpDelivery.jsx"

I have all the data available in the script: it opens the project, makes any modifications, generates the output and publishes it as a zip in the correct location. Would that be sufficient for your requirements?

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Jun 05, 2015 Jun 05, 2015

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Yes definitively!

But how can I create an output from my script like:

  rchl.exe "myproject/myproject.xpj" -l "Microsoft HTML Help"

I could use 'RoboHelp.executeCommandline()' but I'm not sure if this even works within RH?

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LEGEND ,
Jun 09, 2015 Jun 09, 2015

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You can parse the script as parameter and the project to be opened as well. With RoboHelp.getCommendLineArg(int) you can get a command line parameter that is passed to RoboHelp. That way you can still tell the project and layout to be generated and handle it in the script.

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Jun 14, 2015 Jun 14, 2015

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I know there is a getCommendLineArg() function, but shall I use executeCommandline() with "rchl.exe" from my script? I assume also that the project which I want to process has to be closed before..

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Jun 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015

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In that case, you will have to close the project first. But you can also execute the output from the script without closing. If you get the required SSL (RoboHelp.project.SSLManager), you can execute the SSL from there and keep running the script.

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Jun 15, 2015 Jun 15, 2015

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Hi Willam,

this is exactly I was looking for! Thank you!! Problem solved!

Wil

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