2 Replies Latest reply on Dec 4, 2015 12:05 PM by Pauuul

    Single Project vs. Multiple Projects

    Pauuul

      RoboHelp 2015

       

      Hello.

      Newbie question. Need your advice.

      Product has a back office version and several mobile client versions.

      Each product version will have its own help system published on a separate website.

      Is it better to have one project per one product version or a single project for all product versions?

      Seems like having "one project per product version" is obviously better (no need to use conditional tags to separate content of one product version from another and to change output settings each time when publishing), but maybe I miss something... Maybe there are more pro's than con's of storing everything in a single project?

       

      Thanks in advance.

        • 1. Re: Single Project vs. Multiple Projects
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

          Hi there

           

          I think if I were in your shoes the question I might be trying to answer in my own mind would be to ask if (or how much) overlap there is likely to be?

           

          Example: Perhaps one feature of the application involves a process of performing steps 1-10. Most of the content is the same, but some of the steps will be a bit different for mobile VS desktop.

           

          With multiple projects, should something change with several of the steps, you are now facing opening different projects to make changes to that specific section. But if all of it were contained in a single project but with multiple tags, you change only the affected content.

           

          Obviously that's a very simplified scenario, but hopefully it gives you something to ponder as you make your decision on how best to proceed.

           

          Cheers... Rick

          • 2. Re: Single Project vs. Multiple Projects
            Pauuul Level 1

            Thanks, Rick.

            From that point of view I should definitely have separate projects for desktop and mobile versions, and at the same time I would probably need one project for at least two of mobile versions.

            Thanks again. That was helpful.