3 Replies Latest reply on Jul 12, 2012 6:56 AM by RoboColum(n)

    RoboHelp 9 file extensions

    MarySaunders Level 1

      I have done some searching in the forums and in the Online Help and cannot find the list of file extensions and what they mean in RoboHelp. Can anyone tell me where (or if) this list exists?

      I'll bet you are wondering why I need them, right?

       

      Okay, well my company is currently converting all of our applicatoins from VB6 to DotNet.  We have a huge application that is being converted in pieces over the following year.  Using our Subversion repository, I have created a complete copy of the project in which to work.  At the same time, we are changing the online help from .chm to WebHelp.  My problem is that as the conversion takes place, they are also making changes to the original VB6 project which will need updates in in online help.  So, I need to make the changes to the VB6 project in the DotNet project and merget only those topics (using Subversion) to the original VB6 online help project.  I need to know which files to bring along with the updated or newly created topic. Make sense?

       

      Thanks in advance for any help you provide!

        • 1. Re: RoboHelp 9 file extensions
          vishu#13 Level 3

          Hi Mary

           

          Robohelp extensions


          • .ali - Alias file - Used with Context Sensitive help - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .BRS - Stores Browse Sequences - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .cpd - Cache Project Database - Can be opened with Microsoft Access
          • .glo - Stores Glossary - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .hhc - Stores TOC - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .hhk - Stores Index - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .hhp - HTML Help (.CHM) project file - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .ign - Stores Ignore list - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .ldb - Lock Database file used with .CPD
          • .phr - Stores Phrase List - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .ppf - Stores ancillary project information - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .pss - Stores ancillary project information - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .stp - Stores Stop List - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .syn - Stores Synonym List - Can be opened with Notepad
          • .xpj - Main Project Datatbase file with XML data - Can be opened with Notepad

           

          Hope it helps

           

          Thanks

          VJ

          • 2. Re: RoboHelp 9 file extensions
            MarySaunders Level 1

            It does help - -thanks so much!

             

             

             

            Mary

            • 3. Re: RoboHelp 9 file extensions
              RoboColum(n) Level 5

              Mary. You don't say whether you use different language settings, but if you do you need to be aware that the .phr, .stp, .syn and .ign files are duplicated for each language you use. They are also not stored in the root of the project directory. Instead there will be a !Languages! folder.