Can not insert picture in WhizFolders editor? See this quick solution.

If you insert a picture in WhizFolders editor by the Insert menu or by Copy, Paste, it should work automatically. But if you see an Icon instead, it means that some Graphics program set itself up as the Opener for BMP extension.

Fixing Utility for Trial Edition users:

The steps given in this article work only with "Paid" version of WhizFolders because that menu item is missing in the trial edition. Hence, we have released a small utility that you can use if you are using the Trial Edition and have the same problem.

Please download the following file:

Extract fixbmp.exe from the above zip and "Run as ADMIN" from the right-click menu in Windows File Explorer.

Here are the steps to fix this problem:

1) Click on the Tab “List of files” in WhizFolders.
2) Click on the Tools menu that appears as shown below.

How to fix picture insertion in the editor
How to fix picture insertion in the editor

3) Click on the action “Try to Fix Picture Insertion in Registry.”

4) WhizFolders will ask for confirmation and will fix the registry. It will also tell you Which Program was associated with the BMP extension so that you get an idea.

Please be sure to note down the name of the program that disturbed the BMP extension in Step 4 so that you don’t get into that problem again by saying YES when that program asks to open BMP files automatically. Otherwise, this problem will appear again. Actually, pictures are OLE objects in WhizFolders editor and the OLE needs the above association to work properly.

This problem used to affect Wordpad too but now Wordpad seems to work around it in spite of the registry change. But Microsoft has not posted a solution.

Was earlier posted as “picture shows icon”.

False positives by virus checkers, a real pain

Update 21 Jan: The latest AVG update seems to have fixed the problem. Meanwhile, we were worried as some users continued to face the problem. So we have gone ahead and replaced both paid versions (including beta) so that now the false alarms won’t occur even for earlier AVG scans.

Update 20 Jan: I also wrote to AVG at the same time I posted this article. They were prompt with their reply and said that the problem is fixed in their next update. I have yet to verify this because I have to depend on Virus Total that might take some time to get the update. Those of you facing this problem, please update your AVG scan database and recheck.

Original article:
A false positive alarm by anti-virus software is a real pain for software developers. Most of the software today is protected by some kind of licensing wrapper that protects it against reverse engineering or hacking. The problem is, a malware developer may also use the same software to wrap its malware. Then sometimes the file signatures start matching and one or the other virus checker starts raising false alarms. Today, AVG is giving a false alarm on WhizFolders exe files. I just investigated this when a user raised the alarm. In my test with Virus Total, out of the 41 virus checking software, only AVG is complaining. Obviously its checking algorithm needs to improve. Chances are, many other software programs wrapped with the same licensing software would be affected and somebody will complain to AVF. Then they will release an update that will fix the warning for all such false alarms including that for WhizFolders.

If you are seeing this warning, please see if you can put WhizFolders in some kind of exclusion list so that AVG does not complain. Also check for an update for AVG. May be that will fix the problem. Meanwhile, we are looking into this and will rebuild WhizFolders and rewrap it with some modifications to see if this false warning goes away. We will post another notice here as soon as we do that successfully.

Continuation topics do not work with numbered lists

Some of my topics include screen shots so I was hoping to use the “continuation topics” feature to break them down into manageable chunks. But it is not working as documented. When I print the document, it prints the titles of continuation topics too even in the Table of Contents which it is not supposed to do. What is wrong?

You must be using a self-numbered list. This feature does not work with a self-numbered topic list. Please put off the self-numbering on on Settings–List File.

For those of you who don’t know what “continuation topics” are, please see the help index on “Continuation topics.” This is a useful but advanced feature, especially if you are writing a very large book or a book with large topics.

In general, if you see that any print option is not working, please switch off the numbered list and retry. For example, the Print Cover option also does not work properly with numbered lists.

Double-byte Unicode languages

Many WhizFolders features work fine with double-byte Unicode languages like Japanese and Chinese except that you need to use the Windows set up for that language as the default In this case, Unicode is converted for use as a multi-byte language.

But the links and advanced search may not work. We have no plans to work on any development to fix these problems as those are not our target customers. We can’t support them anyway.