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Robohelp 2019 File Type for Context Sensitive Help

Explorer ,
Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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I found a list of Robohelp file types, such as .hhk for the Index, and .glo for the glossary. However, I can't find anything for the file that contains all the Map ID assignments for context sensitive help. What is that file name or file extension?

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Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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Was .h files in older versions; not sure if it changed in RH2019.

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LEGEND ,
Aug 07, 2019 Aug 07, 2019

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The .h file type is a fairly universal file type. I'd be shocked to know that it changed in 2019.

However, that's the file type that a RoboHelp author would use and hand to a developer. I'm wondering if what is being asked about is the project file type that may be used so the RoboHelp project knows how to manage things.

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It's still the same. And while I was looking, I noticed the file All Map Numbers.hh, which was what I was actually looking for. The .h files just contain the separate categories (we have several) and the Map IDs that pertain to them. The .hh file has a list of all of them.

Unfortunately, that file only has the Map ID description. I suppose there is no way to find a list of the actual topics that each Map ID was assigned to. Correct?

Edited: I was going over the list, and noticed that this file doesn't contain all Map ID assignments. The newest ones appear to be missing. I've generated output several times, so I should think it would have updated that file, so I looked again, and the last update for that file was 2/9/18. There are other .hh files with later dates so I'd have to gather them up (no problem). However there doesn't appear to be just one file I can pass off to a developer that contains a list of Map IDs and their topic assignments.

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The .ali file used to map the map name to the topic path. I haven't looked at context sensitivity in RH2019 though, so not sure what it looks like now.

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How it works in 2019 is described in the RoboHelp Reimagined sample and the RoboHelp Tour on my site.


See www.grainge.org for free RoboHelp and Authoring information.

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