3 Replies Latest reply on Jan 22, 2008 4:55 AM by MergeThis

    Using WinZip with RoboHelp Project Files


      I'm a new user to RoboHelp and the Adobe Forums and I'm hoping someone could help me with the following questions:

      Has anyone had any issues with using WinZip to zip all of the files of a RoboHelp Project to upload to SharePoint? Then, having another author save the zip file to their local drive to extract files for editing?

        • 1. Re: Using WinZip with RoboHelp Project Files
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
          Welcome to the forum.

          I haven't seen anyone post anything indicating a problem. Logically it is just a transer of a zip file so I cannot see why there should be a problem. Are you seeing problems or just enquiring if there are any?

          • 2. Re: Using WinZip with RoboHelp Project Files
            jmr07 Level 1
            Thank you for a quick response and welcome. I'm just inquiring for any known issues. I did search the forums before I posted and did not find anything specific. I have not had any issues, but before we started down this path I wanted to see if there was anything I should be aware of. If I learn anything from this process, I will pass along. By the way, we are working in RoboHelp HTML 7.
            • 3. Re: Using WinZip with RoboHelp Project Files
              MergeThis Level 4
              The most important thing is to replicate the directory structure from one machine to the next. This affects the path name for the start page and the output. If your output is WebHelp, another is that unless you also copy the generated files to the same location on each machine, publishing will always "Republish All" by default (a few thousand?), instead of only publishing new and edited output files (only a few?). (The publishing process compares old to new in the folder being generated to on the local machine.)

              It's also best if you generate the output to an entirely different directory that the default !SSL! folder; for our IMS merged project, we use C:\imsmerge for the source, and C:\imsgenerate for the output. Each of these folders could be zipped into separate zip files.

              Good luck,