We are working on setting up a new webhelp system using RH 7.
The application for which we are writing incorporates numerous
large "modules," each of which we expect to have its own help
project containing 100-200 topics (page-level, context-sensitive
Each help project will reside in its own folder. All of the
help project folders will, in turn, reside in one main "Online
Is there a way to link from a topic in one project to a topic
in another project *without* merging the projects? Our aim is to
re-use information by creating common topics (such as "Using the
XYZ Product Toolbars" or "Options for Saving Your Data"), storing
them in *one* project only, and then linking to these common topics
from other the other projects as needed.
In HTML help you can do this. But I don't know about WebHelp.
I was looking at the Snippets feature, but I'm not sure that
accomplishes what we want. Our main concern is to maintain common
topics in one place only and not have to worry about multiple
copies of topics floating around.
Snippets reside within a project so the nearest you would get
is maintaining them in one project, importing them and reimporting
whenever you make a change.
To create links to topics in other projects without importing
I think the only way to do it would be to manually enter the
relative path as it will be between the two outputs. Will you
always know that?
I don't understand why you don't want to go to merged help as
it looks like your scenario is just crying out for it?