4 Replies Latest reply on May 26, 2010 2:38 AM by RonW63

    Need help with Project Set-up (I think)

    RonW63 Level 1

      Dear all


      I am using RH7.03.001.


      One of the software products I document has just had a Major redesign with something like 1500 individual topics in the Help (WebHelp).


      Please could someone tell me if it is possible to change the default TOC, Index, Glossary etc?  I know how to create new TOCs etc, but I don't know how to make the new TOC the default TOC (BTW, I don't want to eliminate the original TOC from the project as there is a chance that we will offer 2 versions of the software ...its a long story...)


      I've noticed that the tools (e.g. Broken Links) only analyses the default, whereas I need it to look at my new structure...


      Thank you in anticipation



        • 1. Re: Need help with Project Set-up (I think)
          Peter Grainge Adobe Community Professional

          Changing the default is a RoboHelp 8 feature.


          Broken links reports any broken links in any topic. It is not related to your TOC or index. What is making you think it is related to a TOC or index?


          See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips



          • 2. Re: Need help with Project Set-up (I think)
            RonW63 Level 1

            I forgot to mention that we work in a SourceSafe environment, so the Rename Project option is disabled.  I am fairly new to RH and am still learning the UI ropes.


            I have recently joined this company as the sole Tech Author. One of my predecessors used a naming convention that was incomprehensible to me. So, before I could create the new TOC for this project, I had to re-name over half the topics so I could find them in relation to the software... but RH crashed while doing this forcing me to rebuild the project from SourceSafe. The reason that I mention this is that I had hundreds of broken links all based on the old TOC, and so assumed the broken links was TOC-based.  I guess a bad example to have chosen - it was just my biggest job.


            Another example could be Tools > Reports > Unused Files (and the other reports in this popup) which all analyse the default structure. They could be really useful if I could get them to look at the new structure?


            Thanks again!

            • 3. Re: Need help with Project Set-up (I think)
              RoboColum(n) Level 5

              To be honest I think you need to get a decision on whether you need to maintain two versions of the project before doing anything. If you do, I think maintaining everything in one project is the best solution. If you don't you may want to consider doing a Get Latest from SourceSafe to a new directory. From there you should be able to rename the project and then add it to SourceSafe as a new project.



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              • 4. Re: Need help with Project Set-up (I think)
                RonW63 Level 1

                Looks like I need to put a business case forward to upgrade to RH8!  I need the change default option, and improved stability. Thank you both for your assistance