4 Replies Latest reply on Oct 22, 2008 6:13 AM by Kristina_Melnick

    Breadcrumbs on Merged Projects

    Kristina_Melnick
      Has anybody run into an issue with breadcrumbs in the merged merged projects? Our WebHelp is structured as a master project with a number of other projects merged into it:

      master.xpj:
      - project1
      - project2
      ----project2.1 (merged into project2)
      - project3, etc

      The breadcrumb works fine for the first two levels:
      Home (master) > project1 > topic in project1

      We run into the issue on the third level (project2.1):

      Home (master) undefined Home (project2) > project2 > project2.1 > topic in project2.1

      Any way around the undefined part?
        • 1. Re: Breadcrumbs on Merged Projects
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Welcome to the forum

          This does not surprise me. Merging within a merge can be tricky. Take a look inside the output files. I believe the breadcrumbs are hard coded on generation so maybe a find and replace would fix it?

          Please post back if that works or you find some other solution.

          • 2. Re: Breadcrumbs on Merged Projects
            Kristina_Melnick Level 1
            quote:

            Originally posted by: Peter Grainge
            Take a look inside the output files. I believe the breadcrumbs are hard coded on generation so maybe a find and replace would fix it?

            Hi, Peter, thanks for the response. It doesn't apprear that the breadcrumbs are hard coded. From what I can tell, the output files call the AddMasterBreadcrumbs JavaScript function from the whtopic.js file and pass the link information into it. In either case, we have a great number of files, and a find and replace option would probably not be feasible.

            Still looking for an alternative...
            • 3. Re: Breadcrumbs on Merged Projects
              MergeThis Level 4
              Actually, when you say "a find and replace option would probably not be feasible" because of "a great number of files," it depends on the tool you'd be using. FAR (shareware) and BK ReplaceEm (freeware) are both recommended by many forum users, and you'd be surprised at how quickly you could perform your cleanup. The most difficult part is to identify exactly what text strings to key on for replacement. I'm not sure about BK ReplaceEm, but In FAR you can create a batch file that runs through multiple replacements on the same set of files.


              Good luck,
              Leon
              • 4. Re: Breadcrumbs on Merged Projects
                Kristina_Melnick Level 1
                quote:

                Originally posted by: MergeThisFAR (shareware) and BK ReplaceEm (freeware) are both recommended by many forum users, and you'd be surprised at how quickly you could perform your cleanup. The most difficult part is to identify exactly what text strings to key on for replacement. I'm not sure about BK ReplaceEm, but In FAR you can create a batch file that runs through multiple replacements on the same set of files.

                Thank you, Leon, very good to know! I'll take a look into FAR. You're right, the biggest challenge with this is to identify what to replace.