I am trying to link to topics across projects. I have tried
using the hyperlink box but for some reason when I generate (Web
Help), it does not maintain the correct address for the link so the
file will not come up.
I then went to the Baggage Files option and thought it was
working. But when I change a value in another project for the topic
that was in my Baggage Files directory, the change was not shown. I
have tried regenerating the project and it still does not bring in
the "new" topic.
What I had to do was delete the topic out of the Baggage File
and then add it back....this can be a pain when we are using 7
different projects. Is there any way to have the topic in the
Baggage file bring in the most recent copy of the topic instead of
the copy of the topic at the time I added the topic to the Baggage
I hope this question makes sense. I am a RoboHelp
Keep in mind that if you link to an external topic (RH
considers any topic outside your current project to be external),
it will create a link based on the relationship between your
project and that topic
at the moment you create the link!
If, therefore, that topic is not in
the identical location in the output being viewed on a server: oh, well, too bad!
For example, we have a 40-project merged WebHelp between 6
writers. If I copy another writer's project to my machine and
create links to some topics in that project, RH will create a
relative link (../OtherProject/TargetTopic.htm) that will work
perfectly. If I were to browse to that project on the server and
select the topics, those links would be dead on arrival.