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Hi VernaH and welcome to the RH community.
There wouldn't be some sort of variable in the template (e.g. a date/time) that would be updating without you knowing and forcing the behaviour you are experiencing?
I do have the date (set to Auto-update) in the footer. My header is empty. But it was like this in RH6 and never gave me any problems. And anyway, the date would update from one day to the other, not after minutes of having saved the same topic.
Colum, thank you! You did point me in the right direction! I have removed the option "Auto-update this field" from the date in my footer, then re-applied the template to all the topics and generated the HTML output. And, voila', all looks as it should! And no more prompts neither.
But, this is surely a BUG, don't you think? Thansk again!
I'd say this was a bug in RH6 that has been fixed in RH7. Think about it for a second. A template is just standard text that can be applied to a topic. If that template contains a variable, it will update the topic when you apply it. As with any template change in RH6 you asked whether to apply it to all topic using the template.
Thinking about it, maybe you'd want to submit a feature request using this link. Just ask for an option for template containing variables not to update the template when applied to a topic. Adobe do listen to such requests and you may help other users with similar requirements.
Done! Thanks again.
We have the same issue... the auto-update Date field in the footer causes the template warning message in RH 7. We have never had this problem before (all the way back to RoboHelp 9 and X5). Colum, you wrote:
A template is just standard text that can be applied to a topic.
Well, that's partly true. A template is used to enforce headers, footers, and styles. Standard text, not included in a header and footer is only good once--if the template's body changes, that doesn't get pushed to topics (unless the standard text is included in a snippet); header and footer changes are pushed. So, I guess my point is that the templates are used to enforce a "corporate look". If you alter that look or delete standard text/variables, then you should be prompted with the warning. I'd imagine that for many authors, these warnings come as a surprise in RH 7. The content of the template really hasn't changed, just the value of a variable.