3 Replies Latest reply on Oct 6, 2017 1:02 AM by wadec86139976

    Associating baggage files/naming




      I'm relatively new to RoboHelp so please excuse any ignorance on my part - i'm also not  a web developer by trade, we are currently using RoboHelp 2017 to generate and display responsive HTML5 help pages - perfect. However I've now looked at integrating some of our training resources within this interface as well, I've played with using the HTML editor and successfully created and integrated interactive material quizzes etc.. which led me to Adobe Captivate. As such I've been using the captivate demo to produce HTML5 & SWF files which are easily imported and embedded into frames in RH - no issues. However the flash content does not run well in our flagship browser and our development teams are not willing to invest efforts into supporting it as "Adobe flash will be redundant by 2020". As such I've been using the pure HTML5 Captivate outputs and creating new topic pages for each captivate project, first efforts were unsuccessful however I quickly realised I was now calling for js files and resources that RH did not have, as such I added the output folder as baggage for each topic - this appeared to work perfectly however I later found that because the captivate output for each folder uses the same file naming all of my topics were calling the last imported files as RH is overwriting them on import. Issue appears to be that you cannot associate baggage with a particular topic its global to the project, I've tried creating baggage folders and structuring but save manually renaming every file call and every file for each project I cant find a way to have more than 1 topic with captivate content.


      Does anyone know what i'm doing wrong or have a solution? I cant be the only person to have ever encountered this issue.

        • 1. Re: Associating baggage files/naming
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

          You may get an earlier answer but Captv8tr is most likely the person best suited to answer this. He's American and they get up later than much of the rest of the world.


          Give it six hours or so and I'm sure he'll be able to help, if no one else can meantime.


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring information




          • 2. Re: Associating baggage files/naming
            Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

            Hi there


            How much influence do you have with the Captivate content?


            I ask, because Captivate is similar to RoboHelp from the standpoint of editing content in Captivate, then producing different outputs from the content. Of course, SWF is one output type, but you also have HTML 5 output AND Responsive HTML 5 output as well.


            From what you have described, you are simply adding the Captivate content to baggage, then doing things in RoboHelp to link to it. This leads me to believe that you are possibly bypassing the dialog in RoboHelp that allows you to insert Captivate.




            When you use this dialog to insert the Captivate, you have the option of pointing at just the SWF file (if you use the bottom field with "Multimedia Name" to the left) or you point at the index.html file (if you use the top field with "HTML 5 Output" to the left).


            Upon clicking the OK button, depending on what you selected earlier in those fields, either the SWF will be copied to the project and added to Baggage, or the swarm of output files will be compressed into a single CPZ file and added to Baggage.


            In no case should the Baggage files be conflicting, assuming you are using this dialog.


            If you are going the manually added to Baggage route, that's entirely possible. If you prefer this approach, my own suggestion would be to create a new, distinct, folder for each Captivate output you will be adding. Then add the files and folders to that new folder.


            Hopefully something here was marginally helpful.


            Cheers... Rick

            • 3. Re: Associating baggage files/naming
              wadec86139976 Level 1

              Thats great thanks - worked perfectly! I had abandoned that method of importing captivate content as it was placing a .swf placeholder and didn't appear to work if only importing a html5 file! Having tested this thoroughly using only the HTML5 file from captivate I'm able to place multiple projects in robohelp WITHOUT flash content - albeit still a little slow to load.