Ticket #1998 (closed defect: fixed)

Opened 10 years ago

Last modified 9 years ago

Help file (.chm) is compiled without search capability

Reported by: emusic Owned by:
Priority: major Component: documentation
Version: VirtualBox 1.6.4 Keywords: help chm
Cc: Guest type: Windows
Host type: Windows


VirtualBox help file (VirtualBox.chm) is compiled without full-text search capability. It does not allow to find a topic by its context (for example, "virtual disk", "vt" or "apic").

Please compile help file with full-text search option turned on.

Change History

comment:1 Changed 9 years ago by FScheltens

This bug also applies to Virtualbox version 2.1.0. I emailed about this btw....

comment:2 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Still no idea how to resolve this properly. We are using hhc.exe to general the help file.

comment:3 Changed 9 years ago by emusic

It is quite simple to resolve. Either use hhw.exe (HTML Help Workshop Project Manager), open project options and check the "Compile full-text search information" or directly open your .hhp file in a text editor and add "Full-text search=Yes" to the "Options" section.

comment:4 Changed 9 years ago by frank

  • Status changed from new to closed
  • Resolution set to fixed

This will be finally fixed in the next release. Don't think it as easy as suggested in the previous comment...

comment:5 Changed 9 years ago by emusic

For every new VirtualBox release, I run hhw.exe (HTML Help GUI utility), choose File-Decompile, create a simplest .hhp file, add .html file list using "dir /b" and compile the project back, getting the same .chm file but with full-text search capability. It takes no more than 5-10 minutes. It is not easy, it is an easiest thing.

comment:6 Changed 9 years ago by frank

Yes, if you are building the .chm file on a Windows host ... :-)

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