15 Replies Latest reply on Apr 15, 2010 11:24 PM by Rahul karn1

    Changing header and footer in massive projects

    Rahul karn1 Level 1

      Hi all,

       

      I am working with RH8 but i have to work on the project which is created in RH5.0.2.It contain total of 249 project and one project in which all the projects are merged.Worst part is that in the project, master page is only used in the parent project.

       

      My problem is:

       

      1. I have to update headers and footers,do i need to update in all the 249 projects separately and then merge in the final (parent) project or there is any other way out?
      2. If i make changes in any of the project,do i need to remerge it again? what should i care about while doing this?
      3. Do we need to regenerate the all chm files again or the only file in which we do changes?
      4. Can anyone suggest a checklist to manage massive project in RH8.
      5. I tried to import master page from parent project to child project but content get duplicated.

       

       

      Thanks and Regards,

      Rahul

        • 1. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
          RoboColum(n) Level 5

          Hi Rahul and welcome to the RH community.

           

          Can you give us a little more detail? Where are the headers and footers? Is it only the master project that needs updating? Is the master page only in the master project or in all projects?

           


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          • 2. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
            Rahul karn1 Level 1

            Hi,

             

            Header is on the top of the page and footer contain copyright notice in

            which i have to make changes which is at the bottom of the page.Master page

            is only in the master project. in Master project all the 249 projects are

            merged.

             

            Thanks and Regards,

            Rahul

            • 3. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
              RoboColum(n) Level 5

              OK but what I really need to know is exactly what needs to be changed. It definitely sounds like the footer needs changing but maybe the header doesn't. What I also don't know is whether the header and footer are part of the master page.

               


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              • 4. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                Rahul karn1 Level 1

                Hi,

                 

                Thanks for the effort and time you are giving me.I do some R&D main problem

                is:

                 

                Yes,footer is the part of Master page of parent project.

                 

                 

                Master page is applied only in Parent project not in merged (Child) project.

                 

                Now i have to change footer in all the projects including Master and child.

                 

                If i change in the parent project, will it be reflected in child project? or

                i will have to go one by one in all the project>change footer and then

                replace with the new updated project.

                 

                Or is there any other way out?

                 

                Br,

                Rahul

                • 5. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                  RoboColum(n) Level 5

                  You are confusing me a bit whe you say you want to "change footer in all the projects including Master and child". You also say that the footer is inside the master page which is only in the master project. If the footer that requires changing is only in the master project's master page, all you'd have to do is amend the footer in the master project's master page and recompile the master project. You won't have to touch the other child projects at all.

                   


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                  • 6. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                    Rahul karn1 Level 1

                    - Footer is used in all the projects including child and parents

                       - Problem is master page is used only in parent project but footer is

                       used in all the pages of parent and child projects.

                       - I have to change the footer in the pages of parent and child projects.

                     

                    I hope i cleared my problem.

                     

                    To be more precised, how to change the footers in parent and merged project

                    If   master page is not applied.

                     

                    Br,

                    Rahul

                    • 7. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                      RoboColum(n) Level 5

                      In that case you'll have to change the footer in all the child projects, compile them, change the master page in the master project and recompile that. Provided you have your merged TOC setup correctly, all the changes that were made to your child projects will be automatically picked up in the master when you compile.

                       


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                      • 8. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                        Rahul karn1 Level 1

                        Thanks!!!

                         

                        My new problem is that, now i find that in the parent project the applied

                        style sheet is different from the child project. As stated earlier in the

                        child project master page is not applied but style sheet is there.

                         

                        In this case should i change the style sheet of master page,change the style

                        sheet of parent project or change the style sheet of child project and then

                        apply master page?

                         

                        Style sheet of parent project is standard, which i want to consistent

                        through out in my project.

                         

                        Br,

                        Rahul

                        • 9. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                          RoboColum(n) Level 5

                          This sounds like a bit of a mess. For consistency you want to have your style sheet and arguably your master page applied across all of your projects. Personally I would identify the master page and style sheet you wantand associate these with each other (by adding the style sheet inside the master page). Then I'd import that master page into each and every project and apply it to the topics as required. By importing the master page, the associated style sheet is also imported.

                           

                          Of course all of this should be taken with a large pinch of salt as it all depends on what you are trying to achieve. If we want all your topics to look alike, the above approach is the way to go. Trouble is, it is not clear from your posts that this is what you are trying to do.

                           


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                          • 10. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                            Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional (Moderator)

                            Unless the child projects are used standalone, you only need the CSS applied in the parent project. If any child project will be used as a standalone project, then it will use whatever is applied in the child, but not otherwise.

                             


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                            • 11. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                              Rahul karn1 Level 1

                              Exactly this is what i am trying to do,but when i apply master page in the

                              project,text gets repeted as shown below:

                               

                               

                               

                                ©ABC2009. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or unauthorized use of

                              this material is expressly prohibited by law. Violators will be prosecuted

                              to the maximum extent possible.

                               

                               

                               

                               

                               

                              © ABC2010. All rights reserved. Any reproduction or unauthorized use of

                               

                              this material is expressly prohibited by law. Violators will be prosecuted

                              to the maximum extent possible.

                               

                               

                               

                              Changed footer appear in the desired style (Second paragraph)  but the text

                              of the old footer remain (first paragraph).

                               

                              How to fix it?

                               

                              Thanks again for taking pain to help me.

                               

                              Br,

                              Rahul

                              • 12. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                                RoboColum(n) Level 5

                                It is difficult to see what is happening without seeing your project. Could you take a copy of your project, delete all but one topic, zip it up and send it to me. You'll find my contact details here. I may not be able to respond straight away though but promise to look at it later today.

                                 


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                                • 13. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                                  Rahul karn1 Level 1

                                  Hi,

                                   

                                  I am able to fix this problem.Now when i am trying to generate CHM from

                                  Robohelp in couple of project fetal error is displayed from Microsoft HTML

                                  complier.So how to fix this?

                                   

                                  Br,Rahul

                                  • 14. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                                    Captiv8r Adobe Community Professional & MVP

                                    Hi there

                                     

                                    If your CHM is failing a compile you will want to examine the output report to see what message is being posted. It may provide a clue. Assuming that fails for some reason, follow the steps below.

                                     

                                    Perhaps the Single Source Layout is corrupt. To  rule that out, create a new Single Source Layout and try again. If that fails...

                                     

                                    Odds are it's a single topic somewhere. The trick then becomes how to easily find the topic. So copy your project and delete half the topics. Compile. Does it work now? If so, the suspect topic is among the remaining half. Rinse and repeat as needed until you determine where the issue is.

                                     

                                    Cheers... Rick

                                     

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                                    • 15. Re: Changing header and footer in massive projects
                                      Rahul karn1 Level 1

                                      Hi,

                                       

                                      Third option works for me.

                                       

                                      I find the topic whose degine view is not open is creating problem.Kindly

                                      find a attached image.

                                       

                                      In few case Project gets complied but left out the the page which degin view

                                      is not opening.I noticed if a project is big and 4-5 page is not opening

                                      then in that project HTML compiler show fatel; error.

                                       

                                      What to do in this case?