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Is your Supervisor referring to the source files or the output files? Also can you tell us what your output is (CHm, Webhelp)?
Thank you for your response, he is refering to the output files. The output file type is chm
I'm thinking you should be able to accomplish this by registering the files with Windows. While RoboHelp would facilitate this on your PC by using the HTML Help Registration application, it is something that you would need to alert the person responsible for your product installation about, so that they might factor in the needed changes.
Basically registering the .CHM files with Windows provides a means where Windows knows where .CHM files should be found. And as long as the .CHM can be found, I'm thinking the merge should work
If I've been less than helpful with this I apologize. Hopefully Pete Lees will see this post and either confirm what I've offered or fill in whatever I missed.
Hi, Rick, Andrew,
I was just typing my follow-up to Andrew's question when I saw Rick's reply!
Yes, the merge should work provided that the slave .chm files are in the "help search path". To meet this requirement, they must either be stored in an appropriate folder -- the same folder as the one containing the master .chm file, or the Windows folder, or the Windows\Help folder -- or they must be registered under the following key in the registry:
Your developers can easily register the files as part of the software installation process.
There's a little more information here:
Thanks, I will have to try this out. I appreciate the response.
Thank you oh so much Rick and Pete. This is exactly the answer I was looking for. I found out that our Install department (the guys who create our installer) have had to do this before and said it was no trouble for them.
Thanks again for sharing your knowledge.