What kind of output are you creating? If doing WebHelp, you can employ the Publish method to only update the changed files in your published location as part of the generate process.
Hi Jeff, thanks so much for your reply. I am using WebHelp. My whole project is sitting on C drive and what I do once finished updating is generate the webhelp and then copy the entire directory to Linux (see below output folder) and then our DBA’s basically copy and paste it to all our clients sites around the world. This is the only way everything gets updated including images and if there were any new screens. If they just update 3 or 4 .html files with the images and new screens, then this doesn’t work, i.e. cannot see the updates when logging live onto clients site.
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You probably replied by e-mail - you can't attach screenshots that way - it has to be done using the web interface's camera icon; you are also posting all your contact info too - if you'd like more spam in your inbox, please continue ;>)
Anyway, you should check out the Publishing option to have your WebHelp created and then sent to the location you indicate. The first time it will update all files; subsequent generations will only update the files that changed. That should make it easier for your techs to pick up only the changed files and sent them out.
Thanks. Any specific place on where to look for this publishing option, hence the reason I’m asking a forum, as have exhausted all and cannot find any further help on this.
Oh, hang on – I just noticed you’re using RH7 – I don’t remember when that Publish option was added – it appears in the Single Source Layouts recipe for WebHelp as one of the last steps you can do.
@Rick,@ Peter or @Colum? Do you guys remember when this got added – it was before my time ;>)
I totally concur with Peter and Jeff here. Publish has been around for eons and that is the way to fly.
So you might be concluding at this point "that's great, Rick, thanks for confirming. Don't you have anything else helpful to add here?" (at least I figured you might think that)
Here's the deal. I see the second part of your question surrounding copying the HHK and HHK files wasn't addressed.Those are actually SOURCE files, not output files. So they would have no influence over what your end users see.
After reading your initial thread, I'm not convinced that publishing will help you out here. You seem to suggest that you generate the help, then provide it to the DBAs, no? And it would be exactly at that point where the publishing would fail you. Do your DBAs have access to RoboHelp? If so, my thought is that they might be able to employ the Smart Publishing Wizard tool. It's a stand alone tool that you might even be able to copy and allow them to use. As I understand it, it works just like publishing does.