I would like to Copy a whole project, since application A is
similar to B, and could just edit the project/topics I have already
written. In Word I would just make a copy of the file and start in
on it. But my initial Webhelp project contains about a zillion
files. Is there a straightforward way to do this.
Simply make a copy as you normally would anything else (click
and drag the folder in Windows Explorer?).
When you open the project, you can select File > Rename
Project, if renaming is necessary. Then open your layout properties
to modify all your path locations for the generating and publishing
of this [new] project's output.
If the apps in question are so similar, I would consider
using conditional build tags to differentiate content for each app,
and then using build expressions to generate help systems for both
apps from a single project. might help you avoid duplicate effort.