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Whilst this may be possible there are a couple of considerations. Firstly the file name must be EXACTLY the same as the one in RH (including being case sensitive) to avoid broken links. Secondly the generated image must be exactly the same size as the one in RH to avoid stretched images. Thirdly all RH projects must be opened on a local drive. You could backup your proejcts to a networked drive and generate the images to it but you'd have to devise a system to ensure you always used the latest source. Just a few "off the cuff" thoughts.
If your images might change in size, but you did not resize any images in RoboHelp:
You can search&replace to change
and similar for width.
Unless you have other objects in your help documentation that have height and width specified, this should work -- it did for us. But make a backup first, of course. And be careful.
Yes, our plan is to have the script use a consistent naming scheme so that, whether it generates 10 or 100 new images, each image name remains the same as previous images of that screen.
I'm not sure what you mean by the networking stuff. I work from a local folder on my machine, so all our current RH stuff is local. We're assuming that any "dump folder" for storing the new images would be local as well (with the images either auto-moved or manually moved there from the test machine).
I'm not sure I'm following your comments clearly. Are you talking about manually searching and replacing new images, or running some sort of RH script to correctly resize these images after they're inserted into the projects?
Thanks to you both for the tips! Still not sure on the actual process to get the images into RH in an automated fashion.
My point about networks was related to the RH database not being run over a network drive. You know that so that's OK. I was just thinking that the generation of the images, because it was being done by others, would be done to a network drive and therefore a backup would have to be placed there also. However you have seen that coming also
My other point was related to the fact that images must be of the same size. Try adding an image to a topic and then resizing it. The placeholder of the image remains the same size and the image is compressed or stretched accordingly inside the topic so that the image takes up the same area. So you'd have to ensure that the captured images were not resized before you import them into the topics to avoid them being distorted the next time they are captured.