Apple Help

  • OK, I'm trying to play by the rules and use the built-in Apple Help
    mechanism. I have an html help file and have followed the instructions in.
    ..

    <file://localhost/Developer/Documentation/Apple%20Help/Tutorial/Tutorial.htm>

    to add the help folder to my project and the instructions in...

    <file://localhost/Developer/Documentation/Apple%20Help/Apple%20Help%20Reference/
    HTML/AHTasks/iUsing_the_A_dexing_Tool.html>

    to create an index. After building, I see the files in the proper places
    in my app, including the idx file that the Apple Help Indexing Tool
    created from my original help folder.

    When I request help via my app's Help menu, the Help Viewer app launches
    and correctly shows my help file. However, when I try to search using the
    Ask button, I get the message "The <my app> help folder does not contain a
    searchable index."

    Any ideas? What have I missed?

    TIA

    Simon
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  • Simon,

    Could there be a permissions problem? Perhaps your index file isn't
    readable by you when you're using the Help Viewer? (E.g. if you build as
    one user and then run tests as another user.)

    If that's not it, please send me a copy of your app, or just outline
    exactly the contents of your application package (at least, what
    pertains to Apple Help) in email here.

    --Jess

    On Sunday, February 24, 2002, at 09:19  AM, Simon Wright wrote:

    > OK, I'm trying to play by the rules and use the built-in Apple Help
    > mechanism. I have an html help file and have followed the instructions
    > in.
    > ..
    >
    > <file://localhost/Developer/Documentation/Apple%20Help/Tutorial/Tutorial.
    > htm>
    >
    > to add the help folder to my project and the instructions in...
    >
    > <file://localhost/Developer/Documentation/Apple%20Help/Apple%20Help%20Reference/
    > HTML/AHTasks/iUsing_the_A_dexing_Tool.html>
    >
    > to create an index. After building, I see the files in the proper
    > places in my app, including the idx file that the Apple Help Indexing
    > Tool created from my original help folder.
    >
    > When I request help via my app's Help menu, the Help Viewer app
    > launches and correctly shows my help file. However, when I try to
    > search using the Ask button, I get the message "The <my app> help
    > folder does not contain a searchable index."
    >
    > Any ideas? What have I missed?
    >
    > TIA
    >
    > Simon
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