4 Replies Latest reply on Aug 29, 2007 11:56 AM by bmcguire

    RH Outer Limits

      I am creating a WebHelp project in RoboHelp 6 and am curious if there are limits to some things. For example, are there limits to the number of topics you can create and successfully publish? And, more importantly, is there a limit to the number of Conditional Build Tags you can have in a project? Right now, I have around 300 topics, mostly a "page" or less in length and I have around 25 Conditional Build Tags. As the system continues to grow and mature, it's entirely possible it will double in size - both number of topics and Conditional Build Tags. So, I'm looking for a little feedback from some of you more experienced users who likely work with very large and complex systems.

      I will also have need of multiple WebHelp-based SIngle Source Layouts - probably 25 or 30 different ones. Is that a problem? Are there any technical issues with RoboHelp or will it handle that kind of detail?

      Thanks in advance for any feedback/information that anyone can provide.

        • 1. Re: RH Outer Limits
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional
          On the number of topics, much depends on the content such as heavy use of graphics, very long topics etc. I think most people find that around the four / five thousand topic level, you might see a slow down in performance when you are working on it. However, it looks like you are way off those figures. Also it does not mean you cannot exceed them or will see performance degredation, just that you might. Whether or not it is an issue only you can judge.

          On the number of layouts perhaps the only issue is confusing yourself! I don't think there should be any problem there.

          I'll have to leave conditional tag comment to others.

          • 2. Re: RH Outer Limits
            HKabaker Level 2
            I don't know if there's a limit on the number of build tags.

            The one basic rule I follow is to use the "exclude" approach to define the layout, rather than include these and exclude those.

            • 3. Re: RH Outer Limits
              RoboColum(n) Level 5
              I hope Harvey and Peter won't mind me adding the fact that there is a limitation on the build tag statement used when you compile of 255 characters. With lots of tags this soon gets used up. So the rule is to keep those build tag names short.
              • 4. Re: RH Outer Limits
                bmcguire Level 1
                Thanks to Peter, Harvey, and Colum for their pearls of wisdom! I do appreciate the information.