1 Reply Latest reply on Jun 17, 2013 5:01 AM by RoboColum(n)

    Method to automatically truncate html file names?

    Jenny 13341334

      I am using RoboHelp HTML 10 and building WebHelp.

      I import a Word file for content.

      Some of our topic names are long as in this example, which is over 60 characters.


      Create the Hierarchical Structure by Adding Elements Separately\


      Whne RH builds the html file for this topic, it creates the html file with the long name.

      When I put this up on our build server, this actually stops the build process for the product.

      I've been told that these lengthy file names are causing the problem.

      I can manually truncate the file names in RH, but there are a lot of them.

      Is there any way. to tell RH to restrict hrml file names to a certain length?

      Thanks for your help.


        • 1. Re: Method to automatically truncate html file names?
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          First of all there is no way to automatically change the file names. By default RH creates topic file names from the topic name and as the Word import uses the default setting, that is what you get. However I suspect that your Developers are only telling you half the truth. I suspect it is a combination of the file names AND the directory path that is the issue. Try shortening the path and see if that makes a difference.