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  • melumo17

    HTML Help Workshop

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    Last Activity 11 years, 2 months ago

    Hi everyone,

    I am a new user to XMetal and I was trying to create a HTML Help file from the DITA Map. I already generated a PDF and it worked just fine but, when I tried to create a CHM file I got an error message that said: “Output could not be generated because the application 'HTML Help Workshop' was not found”.

    Is this something extra that I need to install on my computer? How do I create CHM files?

    Thank you for your help!


    Derek Read

    Reply to: HTML Help Workshop

    Yes, you need to install this tool separately. You can obtain it here:

    If that does not take you directly to the Microsoft download page for this tool, search for “html help workshop” at

    No additional configuration is necessary beyond installation as it registers itself with Windows in such a way that allows XMetaL to automatically find it.


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