8 Replies Latest reply on Jun 7, 2006 2:01 AM by maya_2

    Rename files name

    maya_2 Level 1
      Hi All,

      I am having a merged project, that contain several books that have the same topic name (for example: I have introduction topic on each book in the merged project), and the problem is that from theses pages clicking on any links wil transfer to the rigth place but when I am clicking on the back button I will get the place I was before on the right pane, but in the left pane (help tree) I am placed in another book

      So what i am thinking to do is changing all the names of each HTML files (in each book separately) that will contain the book name, but now the projects does not recognize those files
      How can I connect to the new name??

      Thanks you all, and have anice day
        • 1. Re: Rename files name
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
          Are you renaming in Windows Explorer? Will not work, must be done via project.

          Have you republished all projects?
          • 2. Re: Rename files name
            maya_2 Level 1
            Yes i changed the files name in the Windows Explorer,
            How can i change all the files name via project ??

            Thanx
            • 3. Re: Rename files name
              Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
              Well first you are going to have to put them back to their original names in Windows Explorer so that the project recognises them.

              Then in RH there are various ways. In Project Manager use View by File Name and click the file name. In the topics tab, right click the topic and select properties. Open the topic, right click over it and select properties.

              • 4. Re: Rename files name
                maya_2 Level 1
                Thank, I allredy knows this option.
                but the problem is that i have to change somthing like 150 files in each project ,
                so it will take me alot of timeto do it manually (actually i used the multi- rename tool in the Total comander)
                mabe you can recommend me another way to rename alot of files together ?? ( i just want to add to all of those files 3 letters)
                • 5. Re: Rename files name
                  Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                  Total comander???

                  No easy solution that I can think of. Don't forget, that doing this will break cross project links.

                  I am surprised with what you found that the sync issue only occurs with CHM projects. Maybe better to focus on the problem than this solution?

                  • 6. Re: Rename files name
                    maya_2 Level 1
                    The Total Comander is an explorer tool .

                    Its work before becouse in each sepered book i dont have duplicity files, its happened only in the mereged project becouse each book in my mereged project contain several topics with the same file name (for example : "introduction.htm-- this file repeat on himself in each book suitability. and all the commands reapet on them in each separate book)

                    i dont know what to do
                    maybe you can direct me ?

                    Thanks
                    • 7. Re: Rename files name
                      Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)
                      I wish I could. As I explained (to you?)in another thread, having more than one file with the same name in different projects does not cause the auto syncing of of the TOC to go wrong in webhelp. The failure of autosyncing in merged CHM help is your real problem.

                      My gut feel is your real problem is something to do with the merge set up and the duplicate file names is a red herring.

                      • 8. Re: Rename files name
                        maya_2 Level 1
                        OK,
                        Thank you very much for your patience, supporting me

                        Bye have agreat day