We created a folder structure in RoboHelp that mostly mirrors
the TOC. The main reason for this folder structure is that we are
on RoboSource so we need to have separate folders which we can work
in order for us to have multiple users in the help at the same
We supply the developers with a local copy of the webhelp as
well as the help being on a server on the internet. This is in case
a user does not have access to the Internet. The problem is that
when the developers include the local webhelp in the build of the
application, the build fails because the paths are too long.
Is there a way to automatically shorten the path in a
generated webhelp project? Is there something that can be done when
compiling it? We are using RoboHelp 7.0.2.
Right now the only thing that potentially would fix the
problem is to simplify the folder structure in the source files and
shorten the filenames. I am however reluctant to do this because I
know RoboHelp does not handle renaming of files and moving of files
very well, especially when it is on RoboSource Control.
There is no way to automatically shorten the path Emma
depending on whether it is located locally or on the internet. You
could shorthen the path to the default topic I suppose but it
sounds like it is the internal folder names that are the issue
here. I think the only answer here is to shorten the folder names.
I don't use RSC so can't really comment on its ability to handle
folder changes but RH itself handles it perfectly.