4 Replies Latest reply on Jun 12, 2012 10:06 AM by Peter Grainge

    Robohelp 9 Project Multiple Authors

    jmwarren2012 Level 1

      Good morning everyone,

       

      I need some general advice on allowing multiple authors work on the same project file. I'm currently working on a project with one parent project, and two child projects. The parent project will be used to generate printed documentation, and adobe air browser based help sites.

       

      What is the best way to host the project files so multiple authors can work with the project files. Is this possible? If so what is the best way to allow this?

       

      Thanks for any advice,

       

      Jerry

        • 1. Re: Robohelp 9 Project Multiple Authors
          Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          If everyone needs to work on the same project, then Source Control is your only answer. If you're divided up enough that only one author works on a particular project at a time, then you can avoid source control with some coordination. But that doesn't sound like your case. Source Control allows authors to check out the project so that they work on it on their local c: drive and then check it back in when finished to a central repository.

          • 2. Re: Robohelp 9 Project Multiple Authors
            jmwarren2012 Level 1

            Thanks Jeff,

             

            Currently, I do have the project split where coordinating the effort is the key, but in the future I'll need to actually allow multiple authors in the parent project.

             

            What is a best practice for truly merging two child project into one parent? I may need to fuse these two together in the future, in leui of just using a parent project to read the two TOCs.

             

            Thanks again,

             

            Jerry

            • 3. Re: Robohelp 9 Project Multiple Authors
              Jeff_Coatsworth Adobe Community Professional & MVP

              Sorry, no real idea as I don't work with merged projects - check Peter Grainge's site www.grainge.org<http://www.grainge.org> for info on merging projects & I seem to remember a thread recently about "unmerging" in the forum. Try searching for that one.

              • 4. Re: Robohelp 9 Project Multiple Authors
                Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

                While you only need one author accessing any project at any one time, having them work on separate projects and re-amalgamating them before generating is fine. As soon as you need more than one author working on a project at the same time, source control is your only option.

                 

                I am not sure what you mean by

                 

                What is a best practice for truly merging two child project into one parent? I may need to fuse these two together in the future, in leui of just using a parent project to read the two TOCs.

                 

                A merged project is a parent and children so what do you mean by "truly merge"? Do you mean make them into one project? If so you have import the content of one project into another.

                 


                See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

                 

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