Took a few years to figure that one out – I would occasionally notice that 
links that were valid xrefs in my FM source would be dead links in my WebHelp 

From: [] On Behalf Of John G
Sent: April-30-14 8:33 AM
To: Jeff Coatsworth
Subject: Re: RoboHelp links (from FM) appearing without a link destination

Thanks, Jeff - that indeed was the problem.

Nice "feature" indeed.


On Wednesday, April 30, 2014, Jeff Coatsworth 
<<>> wrote:
You’re probably running into an “undocumented feature” that TCS has – there’s a 
finite path length of around 35 characters that the xrefs to FM files can have 
before they break in RH. As a test, try taking a copy of your FM source and 
putting it on your root c:\ drive, then either import or link the content into 
a test RH project.

 On Behalf Of John G
Sent: April-27-14 3:29 PM
Subject: RoboHelp links (from FM) appearing without a link destination

Using Adobe TCS Suite 4 - FrameMaker 11, RoboHelp 10

I have a problem where cross-refs from one FM chapter to another chapter in the 
same book are not being turned into links in the RH output.

In the FM files, I verified all the links are fine - no broken cross-refs. When 
I generate a PDF from the FM book, all the cross-refs work.

After updating the files in RH, the file Design view shows the links with the 
link text in blue and underlined, but there's no "Hyperlink properties" on the 
right-click menu, and HTML view shows that it's missing the href that specifies 
the link destination.
There is a corresponding Japanese version for the documents and the same is 
happening there as well making me think it's more likely in FM than in RH.

Somewhere there is either

  *   a setting telling RH not to include the link destination for some links, 
  *   a setting in FM telling it not to export the link destination for links 
to other FM files
Any ideas where this might be?

Also - any suggestions about what I could copy from another project to fix this?
Help please - this was due yesterday ...

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