To create compiled HTML help files, Help Producer makes calls to Microsoft HTML Help Compiler, which is a part of Microsoft HTML Help Workshop. Under certain circumstances, it is possible that the call to Microsoft HTML Help Compiler fails with an unrecoverable error. To prevent a crash of the application, Help Producer intercepts the error and displays the error message ‘Microsoft HTML Help Compiler has terminated abnormally’.

Note   Since the application is left in an undetermined state, you should close all windows of Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook before you continue.

Possible causes for a failure of the call to Microsoft HTML Help Compiler are:

For information on how to solve problems with Microsoft HTML Help Compiler, please see the topic Software Problems.

See Also

Diagnostic Messages | Error Messages | Software Problems