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I'm not entirely sure I want to delete the topics from the project yet. The topics I'm working on at the present time appear to be obsolete. However, they may pop up elsewhere in the application. I don't want to wipe them off the face of the earth until I'm 100% sure I won't need them as a reference or elsewhere in the project. Does that help clarify?
Try this. Create a conditional build tag called OBSOLETE. Attach it to any topic that you don't want (permanently or at least for now) in your compiled or generated results. Then as you compile or generate the project, make sure to exclude OBSOLETE topics in your build statement.
I also move all my OBSOLETE topics into a folder of the same name in the project. They are still there, can be returned to service if necessary, but they are out of the way.
How do you attach the condition to an entire topic (file)? Is it to select all text in the file (including topic title) and mark it w/ the condition?
I have a similar problem - a Help folder structure was set up in the past (by someone else, long gone), and now the -product- calls a "Welcome" page in the Help folder as its home page. This Welcome page is in the RoboHelp project folder, but I do not want it in the Help project at all. It has links to files in separate folders that RoboHelp won't process correctly. And yes, this was all set up in the past, is in ClearCase this way, product build, etc., so I'd just like to -remove- the Welcome page from my Help project (but not delete it from the disk).
I am using RoboHelp HTML x5.0.2, but I could upgrade to 7 now, if it would solve this problem.
Thanks much for any help.
Welcome to our community, Gloria
If you right-click the topic and choose Properties (or Topic Properties - depending on where you were when you right-clicked) you should see a dialog with several tabs. Click the Advanced tab. From there, you are able to assign a build tag to the entire topic. No need to select all the text.
I'd be a bit leery about causing a page to effectively disappear if an application is calling it. (you said: ...and now the -product- calls a "Welcome" page in the Help folder as its home page.)
Thanks very much for the response, Rick. I'll used the Advanced tab to set the condition for the topic.
You are correct that the page cannot dissappear from the file system. That was my whole problem - in trying to delete a topic from the Help project, RoboHelp said it was going to delete the file from the system. I just want it out of the Help project. (Just to be clear, the application is including with it and calling the individual .htm page as its welcome (it is including and calling "welcome.htm"), not a page within the .chm file.) Thx again. --GMc