Sorry! I should have checked the forum post about merging projects from five days earlier (http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1013635?tstart=0). I can confirm the method discussed in that thread works, but my links no longer work and images are missing. This isn't a problem for me since I will be updating the links and images anyway..
It seems that all my links work (but I did not have any that linked outside the project), and I was able to save most of my pictures by taking the following steps using RH9:
1. Open the first child project in RoboHelp.
2. In the Project Manager pod, locate the images folder that is located in the HTML Files folder.
3. Right-click the images folder and select rename. Rename the images folder to something unique for that project. For example, I used "images_c1" for child 1.
4. Save your changes and close the project.
5. Include the newly named folder as part of the files that you copy over to the directory of the new project.
Hope this helps somebody facing similar problems!
Happy to see you making progress!
I'm a bit confused, however, with your mention of "Renaming the Images folder". If this is RoboHelp HTML, you may see a "folder" inside the Project Manager Pod (depending on the view you are displaying) but that isn't really a folder in the sense that you may rename it and move it around from inside RoboHelp.
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My mistake! You are correct. You cannot rename the Images folder in Project Manager pod. The image folder I was referring to is located inside the HTML Files folder and the Images folder. It was created by the previous author to keep the files in the child project directory better organized. It seems that it is unique to my project, and it happened to benefit me in this situation.
Do you know if RoboHelp will keep the file associations if you create this folder and move the images into this folder after they have been inserted into a topic? I'm still learning RoboHelp and I tend to break things before I figure out how properly use them!
When you say "Keep the file associations" I'm assuming you mean will RoboHelp keep track of the images so that the topics will still present them correctly?
Assuming you do all the renaming and moving of things from inside RoboHelp, you should be fine.
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That's what I meant. Thanks!