4 Replies Latest reply on May 19, 2014 10:06 AM by JDShelton09

    Upgrade from 9 to 11

    JDShelton09

      My department is upgrading two of seven RBH 9 licenses. If I open a RBH 9 project, does it convert it so those still on 9 can't open it?

        • 1. Re: Upgrade from 9 to 11
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          The short answer is yes it does. However provided you don't use any of the RH functionality from RH10 or RH11 you can get around this. Each time someone wants to open a project in RH9 that has been opened in a newer version:

           

          1. Open the projectname.xpj file in Notepad
          2. Look for the line that looks like <rhpml majorversion="6" minorversion="0">
          3. Change it from <rhpml majorversion="6" minorversion="0"> to <rhpml majorversion="4" minorversion="0">
          4. Save the file.
          5. Delete the projectname.cpd file

           

          You should now be able to open the project in RH9. However it may be easier just to upgrade all your RH9 licences :-)

          • 2. Re: Upgrade from 9 to 11
            JDShelton09 Level 1

            Thanks for answering so quickly! I didn't know about this work around.

            You're absolutely correct. It would be easier. But management only approved two, so...

            • 3. Re: Upgrade from 9 to 11
              RoboColum(n) Level 5

              If I can add an addendum to my previous answer, the "majorversion=" parameter refers to the major RoboHelp version (e.g. RH 9). The minorversion= may be set to another numeric value if you have installed a patch to a major version. Best look at the settings on your RH9 projects and use the settings from that.

              • 4. Re: Upgrade from 9 to 11
                JDShelton09 Level 1

                Thanks again. I'll certainly do so.