I'm working on several little RoboHelp projects that all get
merged into several big RoboHelp projects. For each client some
help is reusable and some help has to be customized. I just started
doing mergedProjects and I was wondering what happenes to the
glossaries and indexes. For example, can each child project have a
glossary that is then merged with the parent glossary upon
I actually have two other unrelated questions as well that I
thought I would throw into this posting:
(1) Is there any means of mass producing topics? For example,
when I start a project I have to create a topic for each screen.
The developer gives me a list of screens and I have to manually
create each topic. Is there a way to import a spreadsheet or
something and mass produce topics with a specific master page?
(2) Is there a way to insert a date inside the topic so that
when a change is made just to that topic the date is updated to
today's date? Most of my clients want to know the date each topic
was last updated. Usually I just type in the date after I do an
update to a topic, but I thought there may be a more automated way.
I believe in a merged setup you see a merged Glossary and
Hmmm, mass producing topics. Well, you could create a
Microsoft Word document and ensure you are consistent with styles.
Ensure Heading 1 is used for the beginning of each section that
begins describing the screen. Then you could import the Word
document into RoboHelp and have it create a new topic for each
You may insert a field that will store the date. You have an
option of auto-updating the field but that's a bit risky in my
view. If you allow it to auto-update and open the topic by mistake,
it would auto-update to the incorrect date. If you aren't
auto-updating, you would need to manually update. Not much better
really than just typing the date in as there is an action required.