I've been successfully merging projects for quite sometime now using Peter Grainge's "Merged Help" article/information, but nothing has been as extensive with cross project links as with the current projects I'm working on (and having problems with) now. Basically, my question is I was wondering if there was any trick to cross project linking between child projects. With the way I have my project set up now, it's 100% successful after it's been generated to link from the parent project to anyone of the child projects and from anyone of the child projects back to the parent project. However, I receive "Screen Cannot Be Displayed" when I click a hyperlink that links from child to child in every case. When I open up a child project in RH and preview the topic and test the link child-to-child links work. It's just at the time of generation that they don't work. I have my projects setup like this before generation:
Projects -- There are 12 RH projects that reside in this folder all in a sub-folder of their own
Generate -- I generated the parent here after creating the TOC with merged projects correctly and that created a MergedProjects folder with 12 empty folders for each of the children/projects. I then generated each of the children separately to the appropriate sub folder in this folder.
Like I said, everything shows up in the TOC correctly after generation. Also, any cross project links between the parent and the child works great. The problem is when I open a topic (for example) in Child 1 with a link to Child 12 the link is broken.
The article on my site describes how to create cross project links.
Links between the parent and any child or vice versa will break, that is why I advocate not putting any content in the parent.
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