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If you were creating things from scratch, you might use a Topic Template for this. But it sounds like you already have a swarm of topics to deal with. So your best bet is to post process them. Use a decent Find and Replace utility. Perhaps FAR or ReplacEm.
Thanks for the speedy response Rick. Those recommended tools sound interesting; I'll check them out. Just for information's sake, is it fairly easy to create topic templates? I've tinkered with templates in RoboHELP 7 but haven't got too far I must admit. Simon
Topic Templates are easy to create. But they won't help you with the metadata for existing topics. They are used two different ways.
* To apply headers and footers across a swarm of existing topics
* To provide a foundation to build topics as you go
Even if you use them to build the foundation, it's possible that RoboHelp would strip out the added metadata. (It likes to do that frequently. Ever so helpfully undoing what we wanted in there! Sorta like a five year old helping put a swing set together - where did that g... hey! Bring that back here!)
So even if you used topic templates you might still find yourself having to post process to obtain the desired result.
Thanks Rick, FAR seems to be doing a top notch job. Thanks for bringing it to my attention.
All the best,