Thanks for responding. I'm not sure there's any budget for an upgrade, but I can ask.
So, I guess I'm going to have to get tagging anyway...
If you're left in the dark and dingy past you may want to consider the following...
Tag the TOC books / pages with the conditional build tags. This means you'd not have to tag the actual topics (unless of course the tag is at the content level). Then duplicate the required Single Source Layout amending the Conditional Build Tag expression in it accordingly. That way you could generate each layout to include the required content.
The RoboColum(n) @robocolumn Colum McAndrew
Whilst DUCC will give a dropdown allowing users to select their product, you will still need to tag content to get the different outputs so it may not save you time. The benefit of DUCC is for the user. They pick their product and then the TOC, search and so on are specific to the topics they have selected.
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Thanks Colum and Peter for your replies.
I think I will have to prepare for relentless tagging, especially, as a certain proportion will also need to be at content level.
However, I did spot in a different discussion that you can select a folder within the Project Manager and tag everything in it, rather than selecting every file individually. That's not going to magically solve everything, but I can apply one tag to a folder and then go through and apply a different tag for individual files and content, which will lessen the pain slightly...
Just a couple of things to note.
I saw Colum suggest tagging the TOC. Personally, I'd advise against that. In my own use of the feature I see odd behavior. You tag things and they still show up, etc. If you don't want something in the TOC, just tag the topic and because it's excluded from the build it will be automatically removed from the TOC.
As for tagging a folder, please note that this is a sweep action. Sometimes folks tag a folder and expect that down the road, anything added to the folder should also be tagged as if by tagging the folder you are establishing an ongoing relationship. But that's not the case. Tagging the folder simply instructs RoboHelp to apply the tag to everything it finds inside. From there forward, if you add perhaps 5 topics, you would need to tag the folder again. Or, just tag the five topics. But tagging the folder is simpler and is not harmful to the topics that are already tagged.
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