Folks - I welcome some help on this one!
I'm running RoboHelp 9, and authoring a help system for a dev group whose buildmeister has requested I rename (if possible) RoboHelp's compiled 'index.htm' file to something else, so as not to conflict with another index.htm file that apparently is part of this software build. I'm assuming this can't be done as a simple File Explorer 'rename', but needs to be defined within the project prior to compiling fresh output. However, I can't find a setting for to accomplish this, and, frankly, don't even know if it's necessary (or possible).
Hi Lumpy and welcome to the community,
I'm assuming you are creating WebHelp. You can change the name of the start file in the SSL settings. Select the contect category and add the correct name in the field "Select Output Folder and Start Page" In this field you set the folder that the help is generated and the filename is the name of the start page.
Changing the name afterwards in explorer won't work, because there are lots of scripts that have the start file name as variables. Changing the name breaks WebHelp.
I'm not Vish but hopefully I can help.
From the Single Source Layouts pod, double-click the layout and the dialog should open.
Click View > Pods > Single Source Layouts to ensure the SSL pod is open.
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Hello again, Lumpy
In looking at this thread the following thought occurs to me. If your developer is wanting you to rename your start page, it likely means that your WebHelp is just plopped in with other content. And if that's the case, I'd have to think things are severely disorganized. Normally the help sits in its own folder that is separate from whatever application it supports.
I know that often developers suffer the God complex and don;t fathom any possibility they are wrong, but it might be worth asking some questions about the arrangement.
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Yeah... I already carefully tip-toed in (where Tech Writers wisely fear to tread) on this subject. Won't bore you with all the details, but the scripts (java) supporting the UI are in a specific build area, and adding a separate folder will change relative variables that the developers don't want to change. This comes under the heading "Ours is not to reason why...".
Thanks again for your assist! I should be all set.