Validation tool

The Validation tool is one of the advanced functions of Dr.Explain.
The Validation tool searches through your project files to find different types of errors and warnings such as:
  • Duplicated topic/page names.
  • Broken links.
  • Unlinked keywords.
  • Missed topic/page names.
  • Missed or invalid Alias/Help ID values.
  • Duplicated Alias/Help ID values.
To validate files in your project, you can either go to the Tools menu and select the Validation tool menu option or use the Alt+Shift+J keyboard shortcut.
The following dialog window will appear:
Validation tool

Errors and warnings groups

1. Errors and warnings groups
The displayed tabs contain a list of the corresponding errors and warnings found in your project sorted by their severity.

Issues list

This list shows actual errors and warnings of the certain type. See the hint below the list to know how to fix them.
2. Issues list


3. RecheckPress this button to check your project again to verify that you have fixed the issues.


4. OKPress the button to accept all changes and close the dialog.


5. CancelPress the button to close the dialog and to discard the changes.

Options button

6. Options buttonPress this button to configure what type of errors the Validation tool should be searching for when validating your project.
Possible values are:
  • Check for no topic/page name.
  • Check for broken links.
  • Check for unlinked keywords.
  • Check for Help ID errors.
  • Run the validation tool before exporting.
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