In our project team, we use RoboHELP 6 for production of HTML
Help and WebHelp for our customer's product. All source files
(project files, topics) are kept under source control. After recent
problems with building the outputs, we came to the decision to
remove the CPD file from file version control repository. This file
grows over time and supposedly does not provide users any added
value. After collecting information from various sources (this
forum, Adobe support web site, third-party web resources), we now
know that this file is redundant to a certain extent.
However, nowhere it is explicitly stated that no project
setting is lost if one deletes this file. Project settings in this
context include variables, additional single-source target
definitions, conditional tag definitions, glossary, TOC, and index.
Does anyone have a definite answer to this question: "Can I
safely remove the .CPD file without losing any changes I have made
to the default project settings that are included in the RoboHELP 6
The CPD file is recreated if it is deleted. The best answer I
can give is that RH8 has an
option to delete the .cpd file automatically when you generate
your output. I have never come across any problems from other users
because they have deleted the file.