Re: help indexer or hiutil help

  • On Thu, 16 Aug 2012 20:46:17 -0500, Shane <software.research.development...> said:
    > On Fri, Aug 10, 2012 at 4:12 PM, Shane
    > <software.research.development...>  wrote:
    >> I'm trying to use Help Indexer.app after a long while and a few
    >> upgrades of a working help project. When trying to select the
    >> MyHelp.help bundle, I can't because its grayed out. Any ideas?
    >>
    >> But I can get into the bundle on the command line, so I go into the
    >> dirs and try to use hiutil as shown in the man page (-Caf), and then
    >> follow up with hiutil -Af, but it keeps returning null.
    >>
    >> $ hiutil -Caf ./MyHelp.index . (tried current dir, top level dir, etc...)
    >> $ hiutil -Af ./MyHelp.index
    >> (null)
    >>
    >> My structure looks like this.
    >> MyHelp.help/
    >> `- Contents/
    >> |- Info.plist
    >> `- Resources
    >> |- English.proj\
    >> |  |- MyHelp.html
    >> |  |- MyHelp.helpindex
    >> |  |- InfoPlist.strings
    >> |  |- ...
    >> |
    >> `- Shared
    >>
    >> Any help much appreciated.
    >
    > Shameless bump. Anyone?

    Try the apple-help-authoring list. And be accurate; I'm sure you're not really calling your help index MyHelp.index (are you???). Also, does your help actually *use* anchors? You won't find any unless there are some. m.

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  • On 18 Aug 2012, at 10:32 am, Matt Neuburg <matt...> wrote:

    > Try the apple-help-authoring list. And be accurate; I'm sure you're not really calling your help index MyHelp.index (are you???). Also, does your help actually *use* anchors? You won't find any unless there are some. m.

    Anchors have never worked for me.  I've defined them both in old-style <a name=""> and modern <h1 id=""> formats, yet hiutil seems to ignore them.  Years ago I gave up and started settling for opening help pages at the top-of-page.

    Have always been puzzled why the help system seems so needlessly arcane.

    b

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