7 Replies Latest reply on Jun 13, 2008 10:37 AM by CFedarko

    Replace Images

    CFedarko Level 1
      The program I am documenting recently had a version update, and for some reason the programs decided to change the look of all icons. I have the images in numerous topics, is there an "easy" way to replace the images, without having to manually review all 200+ topics?

      Thanks!
        • 1. Re: Replace Images
          Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
          Hi Christi

          As long as the image dimensions haven't changed, the process should be as simple as saving the updated images to the same locations using the same file names. Now if you are using source control, you would want to ensure you updated the source control databases with the new images too. But I'm not certain how that would be handled. Perhaps seeing a new date/time stamp on the images would be sufficient.

          Cheers... Rick
          • 2. Re: Replace Images
            lmarden Level 2
            going forward, you can create snippets for your images, so that all you'll have to do is update the snippet for a change to propagate throughout the program.

            Me LOVE snippets. Snippets good.
            • 3. Re: Replace Images
              Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
              Excellent point, Laurin!

              However, I don't believe we know for certain that RoboHelp 7 is in use. And if it is, are we certain these images exist as an element of its own on the page.

              But yes, snippets are wonderful little beasties!

              Cheers... Rick
              • 4. Re: Replace Images
                lmarden Level 2
                sorry, my bad - I get a little excited talking about snippets. if you had any idea how much time they have saved me....
                • 5. Re: Replace Images
                  CFedarko Level 1
                  Rick,

                  We are using RH7 at LVVWD. I have to remember what you told us about snippets... and would I then need to go into the topics, after creating all the images as snippets and replace the images with snippets.

                  Christi
                  • 6. Re: Replace Images
                    Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP
                    Hi Christi

                    Yes, if you define a Snippet, there is no magical functionality that will trawl through your topics and substitute the content your snippet contains for the matching content.

                    However, that process would be a one off. From there forward, you would just change the content of the Snippet and any topic using the Snippet would be updated.

                    Cheers... Rick
                    • 7. Re: Replace Images
                      CFedarko Level 1
                      Tried the snippets for this, they didn't like being inside of a sentence. So, going with yours, it worked great!

                      Thanks Rick!