9 Replies Latest reply on Mar 23, 2007 3:10 AM by feebeegeebee

    Topic title case change

    feebeegeebee Level 1
      Hi,
      This may sound ridiculously simple, but it's driving me mad!
      I also haven't been able to find any similar posting on this forum, so here goes...

      Within my Robohelp project I have a topic with a case sensitive name. Currently, it has been saved as lower case and I need it to be a mixture of upper and lower case, e.g. :

      setthiscommand

      needs to become

      setThisCommand

      This is important, as when the term is searched for, the text appears as lowercase in the results listing, which is incorrect.
      Sounds easy? Hmmm....
      I tried simply changing the case within the topic properties and applying the change. It reverts to lowercase when I re-check the topic propeties and the complied version.
      I tried changing the topic title to something else, applying that change and then changing the title to my mixed case version of the original title. Again, it reverts to lowercase when I re-check the topic properties and the compiled version.
      I've tried deleting the index keywords and re-creating them, in case it was picking up anything from there.
      It's important that this text appears in the correct case, as it needs to be entered in mixed case by the customer.

      Can anyone please help?
      Thanks!
      Feebeegeebee
        • 1. Re: Topic title case change
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
          Is the topic name the same as the filename? That can be tricky. The easiest solutions are the filename and topic name are exactly the same case or there is some slight variation, such as an extra character in the filename. The issue occurs when the filename and topic name are exactly the same except for the case.

          There is a way of getting it right but I would need to refresh my memory on that. Post back if the above are not OK for you.

          • 2. Re: Topic title case change
            HKabaker Level 2
            If we're talking about the topic title, any change should take on the first try. However, be aware that this will not affect the headline at the top of the text, except when you first create the topic and haven't saved it. So you need to change the title (it appears in properties and in source code between the <title> and </title> tags) and the headline separately.

            If we're talking about file names, here's the trick:

            Change the file name to anything else, with at least one character added or taken away. Save the topic, or save all.

            Change the file name again, using upper and lower case as needed.

            This is a holdover from the days when upper/lower didn't matter. RH doesn't recognize a change, but will follow case on a revised file name after it is saved.

            RH is not the only application that wasn't sent back to school on this.

            Harvey


            • 3. Re: Topic title case change
              feebeegeebee Level 1
              Hi Peter,
              Thanks for replying.
              Yes the topic title and filename are the same — e.g. currently:

              setthiscommand

              and

              setthiscommand.htm

              Regards,
              Feebeegeebee
              • 4. Re: Topic title case change
                feebeegeebee Level 1
                Hi Harvey,
                I'll try that.
                Seems such a trivial thing, but is quite important.

                Thanks a lot!
                Feebeegeebee
                • 5. Re: Topic title case change
                  Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
                  Try setThisCommand for the topic title and say set_This_Command for the file name or anything else except setThisCommand.

                  • 6. Re: Topic title case change
                    MergeThis Level 4
                    Hasn't this case-renaming subject come up before? I'm pretty sure that the workaround was to first rename the topic to something entirely different, like whatcommandisthis, then again rename it but this time to exactly setThisCommand.

                    I know it's not nice to fool mother RH, but I don't think she'll mind this time (her handlers forgot to program her into realizing that if her user wanted the same characters but in a different case, THEY DARN WELL HAD A GOOD REASON!)


                    Good luck,
                    Leon
                    • 7. Re: Topic title case change
                      MergeThis Level 4
                      Ooops, sorry Harvey; I just ran right by your identical response, didn't I?

                      Oh well, a little reinforcement can't hurt!

                      • 8. Re: Topic title case change
                        HKabaker Level 2
                        Leon,

                        Not just reinforcement, but the validation is welcome.

                        Harvey
                        • 9. Re: Topic title case change
                          feebeegeebee Level 1
                          Hi Guys,
                          Thanks for all your help and suggestions on this.
                          I can confirm that in order to rename it with characters of a different case, you need to first change the topic title to something with either more or fewer characters first and apply the change.
                          Then rename the topic title again to the correct case and apply that change.
                          e.g.

                          setthiscommand

                          changed to

                          setthiscommand1

                          then changed to

                          setThisCommand

                          Otherwise it reverts enfuriatingly to the original case.

                          As ever, problem resolved by posting here!
                          Thanks again.
                          Regards,
                          Feebeegeebee