I'm using RH 9 (latest patch) on a Windows 7, 64-bit. Primary output is HtmlHelp (chm)
We have a single RH help project that supports several related products, so there's a bunch of CBTs I use.
The problem I'm seeing is with topic-level CBTs.
Suppose I have a topic that I only want used in product A and in product B, but not in product D and E.
I apply topic-level CBTs and mark product A and product B.
However, in product B, I don't want to include product A htms, so I exclude product A. But since both those CBTs are marked at the topic level, the topic is excluded.
My way around this is to clear the topic-level CBTs, but then all topics that have their CBTs cleared, end up inlcuded in all my other help outputs, at least when using the search functionality.
Is there a better way of doing this?
It looks like you are working the way RoboHelp uses tags at the Basic Level where the expression is written as Not This and Not That.
You can set the expression to be include only if A is applied or A and B. In other words, the expression is about include, not exclude.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips