You don't say that you have deleted the actual content that refers to the licenced modules. Deleting the TOC entries on their own does not exclude topics from the search.
A better way of handling this maybe to use Conditional Build Tags to build the content you want included in various modules. Then you could deliver these to your developers who could deliver accordingly.
I did not delete the content. Based on this excerpt from RoboHelp Help, I assumed that the topics would not be referenced if the TOC did not contain books or pages linked to those topics:
- Excluding unreferenced topics from search
The Exclude Unreferenced Topics From Output option in layout properties ensures that search results are displayed only from topics that are referenced in the following project components:
I can't delete content from the RoboHelp project because the other outputs use that content.
I will look into using conditional build tags.
I'm also going to try removing cross-references between the core project and the licensed modules to see whether that solves the problem.
I can see how the help could be a little misleading. That topic lists a number of RH project elements. If a topic is referenced in ANY of them it will be included in the search. It maybe worth adding a comment to the help to this affect.
Do you work for RoboHelp? If so, yes, it would be helpful to clarify that topic. Of course, it would also be helpful to have some use scenarios in the Help, such as "How To Set Up a RoboHelp Project That References Licensed Modules" .
No, Colum's not an Adobe employee - most of us here in the forums aren't staff; it's mainly a user-to-user place.
Anyone on these forums can add a comment to the help and I strongly urge them to do just that. It is the only way the help will improve. I have added a comment to the effect above. With regards to your specific example, I always feel that getting this sort of thing in any help file is problematic. It requires a lot of knowledge about the specific user needs, a lot of time to set up examples and could be argued that the help is not the best place for it anyway. That is not saying that specific examples aren't useful of course. Just my 2p :-)
Thank you for your thoughtful and speedy replies.