This is not a request for a solution per se (that is, my
workflow is not resting on answers to this), but a request for
information/ideas/experiences. I've run into a problem with RH6 and
am wondering if anyone has experienced anything similar or has any
insight into this matter.
I am working on creating a help project based on a book. The
book was originally composed in Scientific Workplace, which is a
WYSIWYM LaTeX interface. The material was exported to html from SW.
Not bad html, either, all things being equal, but very large files
with huge numbers of graphics, because all math equations
(including inline symbols) are exported as graphics. Where I ran
into trouble was importing these files into a project in RH6. The
first few would come in okay, but as the project grew larger (and
as the files grew more complex), each successive import would take
longer. The last one I tried, I stopped at 4 hours. Given that I
was importing chapter 5 of about 25 chapters, that kind of import
time wasn't really workable. Even copying/pasting into RH-created
topics was prohibitively slow, though, so it wasn't JUST an import
Here's the interesting part. I have a trial version of RH7,
which was able to import all of the material in a total of under 20
minutes. I suspect, although I'm not sure, that this may be because
the code generated by RH7 is so much closer to "normal" html.
Has anyone else run into trouble importing large and/or
graphics-heavy html files into RH6? If so, do you know why and/or
have you found any effective workarounds? I'm in favor of
encouraging my company to upgrade to version 7, but I need to
investigate fully to make sure that there isn't some really good
solution to this within the version we already have.