Error publishing to PDF (Error Code: 800a170f)

Postby technopsis on Thu May 18, 2017 6:26 am


I got the following error message that prohibited the generation of PDF target:

"The Variable name already exists. Error Code: 800a170f"

There is no reference to what is "the variable". I have imported plain Word files and haven't yet defined any Doc2Help specific constructs in the Word source.

Can we explain the error code and how to troubleshoot and fix???

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Re: Error publishing to PDF (Error Code: 800a170f)

Postby ChoccieMuffin on Fri May 19, 2017 7:22 am

If this is a Doc2Help problem, you might want to post in the Doc2Help forum rather than a Flare one.

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Re: Error publishing to PDF (Error Code: 800a170f)

Postby RamonS on Sat May 20, 2017 4:24 am

I moved it to a better place. :D
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Re: Error publishing to PDF (Error Code: 800a170f)

Postby SKamprowski on Mon May 22, 2017 4:52 am


I suggest to open one of the sample projects and try to create a pdf with it. Let us know, whether your issue happens in sample projects as well as in your project.
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