Need SBM tech support
Please help! I keep getting errors when trying to add a new page to my scrapbooks. I have created a layout, exported template, as usual. All seemed normal untill I try to add it to my existing books. I was done this several times and it always worked great. Just last week, I started having problems. I received the following error..... invalid xml file:c:\program files\Scrapbook Max!\Data\_help_map.xml
Can you please help me? This fuction is very important to me. I am creating 18 similar books for all the students in my son's class.
Do you have a system checker??like Norton Systemworks??
If you have been able to do this before and now it is telling you otherwise..The ActiveX may be alittle confused. I use the import command from the page setting to build a book from a playing around template scrapbook where I design my pages. After I import to where I really want it to go..I go back and delete from my playground template album. When things are out of sorts...I go to my systemworks (NORTON) and run a quick check to find a few developed registry Active x problems and it fixes everything in my program. Don't know if this will help or not..GOOD LUCK!!! Hag in there..one of our techno gurus will be available soon!!
Regarding the _help_map.xml error, that sounds like a corrupt install. I'll send new download instructions to the email address we have on file for you -- please uninstall, restart your computer, and reinstall from the email you'll receive shortly.
As for the template error -- there is a known template error in SBMAX right now that involves grouped objects (Which will be fixed in the next service release). For now, please make sure that any project you export doesn't make use of grouped objects (ungroup them before you export).
oh...that explains some problems I've been having with making some templates...
Thanks Desmond. Thought I was doing something wrong but couldn't figure it out until now..I won't group before templating!!! BIG THANKS!!! Hope everything works out for you TANYA!!
Thanks for the input. I'll give it a try.
I alao get an error message sayng something about an invalid help file or something. It happens when I open it up. I just click and it goes away.I haven't a clue what thats about!
Is it an invalid _help_map.xml file? Please let me know!
To fix any corrupted file (including _help_map.xml), you'll need to reinstall. If we can find a common problem as to why a certain file may be corrupting on many systems, we'll get a better solution togehter, but for now reinstalling is your best bet.
I can make a new download available to you if needed.
Unfortunately, due to the potentially limitless number of causes for any one problem, reinstalling is often the only immediately available solution.
If a problem pops up for a large number of customers (large enough that we are somehow able to isolate the problem), or if we are able to reproduce errors here 'in house', we can come up with alternative solutions.
The best course of action when you experience a problem with SBMax (and not with other unrelated applications also installed on your computer) is to post a descriptive message here -- we'll check it out and respond, one way or the other. In addition to alerting us to potential problems, posting issues publically also allows other users experiencing the same events to chime in with additional information.
Invalid XML file\ScrapbookMax\Data\ _ help_map.xml
It is installed in my D drive as my hard drive is C and D. It as on my C drive and last time I reinstalled I changed drives. It used to happen the same though.rolleyes: