It appears somebody asked this question (http://forums.adobe.com/message/826492) 5 years ago and never got an answer, here's hoping I have better luck
I'm looking in the source files to find where RoboHelp compiles a New Topic. Why? Because I want to add custom meta tags to that source file so that when a new topic is created or republished, the custom meta tags are included, thus authors will not have to manually add them to topics, either new or old.
Here's a demo to visualize what I want to achieve:
Currently, when I click New Topic, this is what gets created by RH8
I want to modify the file that creates New Topics, so that in the future when I click New Topic, this is what gets created by RH8
Thanks in advance!
When you click New Topic, you get what you are given.
Try this. Get a topic how you want it in Rh and save it with a filename that you will not want to use in a project. In Windows Explorer make a copy of that topic outside Rh.
Now go back to Rh and go File > Import and import that topic. If your changes have survived the import, rename the imported topic and you can keep importing it.
Not ideal but may solve the problem.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips