4 Replies Latest reply on Feb 12, 2007 3:45 PM by kewal_tech

    Different outputs - merged help

    kewal_tech Level 1
      Hi All,

      Using RH X5, generating WebHelp.

      I've merged two (3rd on its way) projects using the tips from http://www.grainge.org/ (Thx Peter, for all the info). The below is what I would like to do, not sure if its possible or not ;-)

      Using different SSL's I want to decide if the merged project should be included in the output or not e.g. Output OA should have all (A,B and C) projects, Output OB should have project A and B and Output OC should have A and C.

      Please let me know if you require more information.

      Thx
        • 1. Re: Different outputs - merged help
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          You could do that provided you pointed each layout to a different target but it seems to miss the point of merged help. The idea is you generate it all once and then deliver just what is wanted. If a particular set up does not require Child 2, simply don't deliver it and the merge still works.

          • 2. Re: Different outputs - merged help
            kewal_tech Level 1
            Hi Peter,

            Sorry for missing the simple thing...am not sure how the above can be acheived?

            What am doing is merging all 3 helps in one project(parent), and have a SSL which generates this 3 projects. Is there a way that we can set not to publish one of the merged child projects?

            What I am doing is simply generating different outputs before merging projects, e.g. Project A and B - create output, then remove Project B and merge Project C and generate project A and C. I know kinda silly but thats the only way I was able to do it.

            Ta,
            • 3. Different outputs - merged help
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              Try this.

              Generate the whole lot and then create a couple of copies of the output.

              In one copy, go to mergedProjects and delete any child project. Open the startpage of the parent and you will find you have a merge but without that child.

              Now go to the other copy and delete a different child. Open the startpage of the parent and you will find you have a merge but without the child deleted in this copy.

              The merge occurs when the startpage is opened by the user. It presents whatever children are found. If any are not there, they will not appear in the TOC, index or search.

              Experiment a bit with copies and you'll soon see how it works.

              Does that clarify it?

              • 4. Re: Different outputs - merged help
                kewal_tech Level 1
                Hi Peter,

                Yes that helps alot..now it makes sense..hehe..

                Will give it a try and let you know.

                Thx heaps,