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As long as you don't use any version 6 specific features, you should be able to reasonably easily move projects. Basically, if you touch an X5 project using 6, 6 will make it its own by converting the project database file. Once this happens, you may no longer use X5 to directly open the project.
Here's a workaround. Edit the project using 6 and make the final step before you close to compile a .CHM using the Microsoft HTML Help layout. Back in X5, open the project via the .HHP file. This is a file type needed by the Microsoft HTML Help Compiler. RoboHelp should advise that it sees an existing .XPJ and ask if you wish to use it instead. Just ignore it and RoboHelp will open the .HHP and rebuild a new .XPJ file for you.
Hopefully this helps... Rick
Just been reading what you recommended to Lady Wolf. I use RH 5 (the olde one), on my laptop. But RH 6 at work here. So am running the risk of getting into the same situation.
Can the same technique be applied???
The license permits RH6 to be installed on two machines for your use so if your employers are happy, you could also install it on your home PC.
But to reinstall RH6 on another PC (using the same copy) you have to 'release' the # from the copy on PC 'A' so you can put the licenced version on PC 'B' - ie you can only have one licenced copy?
Your licence allow you to install and activate on two PCs. It is when you go to put it on a third PC that you have to deactivate one copy.
That does not allow two people to use that licence. The licence is to one person but on two PCs.
My personal copy is installed on both my desk PC and my laptop and that is within the licence terms.
Well I've tried doing an install on a 'clean' PC - to no avail. It keeps saying that the number of licenses has been reached, even though I've used the same ID (user/organisation) details.......
Any ideas to what I'm doing wrong??
RH6 definitely allows two installations so if you are getting that message as far as Adobe's database is concerned, it has been activated twice.
Are you absolutely sure the only other installation is your work PC? If it has been installed on another PC and then not deactivated, then that is the limit of two.
If you know what PC it was installed on and then uninstalled without deactivation, post back.
Otherwise follow this link and phone your local Activation centre. Explain whatever has happened and they will talk you through what to do.
Thanks - I know it's only on one PC here.- but I'll give it a try again. I've noticed they do say on their website not to use the number keypad...
Egh? Can you point me to where it says not to use the numeric keypad?
For what it is worth, I had the same problem. Went to install a copy on a second PC and hit this problem. Adobe had a record of the second activation date and it didn't throw any light on it for me. Nonetheless they accepted my word.
Maybe the dates will mean something to you.