Index is empty in a chm file compiled with Microsoft HTML Help Workshop

Rashmi Gupta 81 Reputation points
2021-04-13T08:36:32.853+00:00

Hi,
I am working with Microsoft Html Help Workshop and trying to build a help project which has more than 19k help files including html, css, png etc files. I built an hhp file as new.hhp and put folllowing lines in it

[OPTIONS]  
  Auto Index=Yes  
  Auto TOC=9  
  Compatibility=1.1 or later  
  Compiled file=new.chm  
  Default Window=TriPane  
  Default topic=HomePage.htm  
  Display compile progress=Yes  
  Error log file=log.log  
  Full-text search=Yes  
  Index file=Index.hhk  
  Language=0x409 English (United States)  

[WINDOWS]  
  TriPane="new",,"Index.hhk",,"HomePage.htm",,,,,0xe2520,255,0x304e,[0,0,800,600],,,,,2,,0  


[FILES]  

I checked the option to create a binary index.

87107-create-index.png

I checked the option for including keywords.

87321-include-keyword.png

I compiled it as new.chm and it searches for all the required topics but index file is empty.

![87277-empty-index-img.png

I also checked the index.hhk file and it is empty too..

87312-image.png

Its not possible for me to include keywords manually for 19k files. What should I do to add keywords automatically into index file?

I am adding random tags to this question since I couldn't find the appropriate ones. Please feel free to add the right and remove unnecessary tags or put the question at right place.

Thanks for paying attention.

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  1. Candy Luo 12,451 Reputation points
    2021-04-14T01:50:16.16+00:00

    Hi,

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  1. Rashmi Gupta 81 Reputation points
    2021-04-19T05:08:51.93+00:00

    As mentioned in accepted answer, I asked the question here and got the desired results using FAR HTML.