When HelpNDoc generates an HTML documentation, the usual process is to generate it to a local disk drive, review it, then upload it to the web-server where it will be accessible for the end-user. However, when testing the locally generated documentation using Microsoft Internet Explorer, you might notice a broken tables of contents at first, as well as a notification message at the top of the screen mentioning that “To help protect you security, Internet Explorer has restricted this webpage from running scripts or ActiveX controls that could access your computer. Click here for options…” as shown on the following screen-shot.
Explanation of the Internet Explorer behavior
- For a short-term solution, you can dismiss the message by clicking on it and choosing the “allow blocked content” menu item.
- For a long-term solution, open Internet Explorer, click “Tools”, then “Internet Options”, then go to the “Advanced” tab and scroll down to the “Security” section and check “Allow active content to run in files on My Computer”. Then restart Internet Explorer.
Warning: you should consider the security implications for other untrusted local content.