I'm updating the online help our company offers to customers.
The existing help is modular, with about 20 separate help projects
representing different modules or aspects of our software product.
Each of these projects is a book in the combined Table of Contents
(which is what customers see).
We expect to buy RH7 next month, meanwhile, I'm demonstrating
how I would use the new RoboHelp. In particular, I'm adding Bread
Crumb trails and an Index, while improving the navigation/reducing
the number of clicks to get the answer.
My management wants me to release new topics one at a time.
Will the new projects work with the old ones? If I select the
old path when executing the publish command, this should put the
new material in place of the old. But will the new features--Bread
Crumb trails and the Index work in an old combined project? If only
one of the modules has breadcrumbs and an index, will the combined
project work correctly?
Thanks for any suggestions.
I do not want to attach any materials. My management is very
strict about not releasing such things.
I don't think I would want to mix and match outputs from
different versions. I am not saying that it will not work as I
haven't tested it. However, the topics will contain some breadcrumb
information that will probably not be supported by stuff that
should be in support files.
You would have to copy your target and then generate some
stuff to that copy to test.
Personally I wouldn't go there but I understand your
situation. The only answer though is testing.