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By project files, I assume you mean the Word files? If so, move those files to a local drive.
RH doesn't work well over a network, so your source files should always be on your PC hard drive. Source control on a network is fine, or copying to and from a network drive for backup is fine, but you should always work on the files locally.
I admit I've generated my output to a network, but it might be safer even to generate locally, and use the Publish function in Robohelp, or manually copy the output after it has been generated.
Hope that helps.
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I moved everything to a local drive and is still facing the same issue.
Make a backup first.
Trash the CPD and then reopen the local project.
Generate the webhelp to a new folder. Make sure that folder is on your local drive. You should only PUBLISH to a non-local drive.
I tried copying my Project folder to a new path and deleted the old one, I then reopened the project from this new path and I am still facing the same error.
I think you misunderstood Peter's suggestion.
He meant for you to generate to a different path (output files), not to move the project folder (source files).
From where can I set the Output path?
Double click the layout. The path is defined in the first page of the wizard.
1/ Right click on your Single Source layout.
2/ Select Properties
3/ Enter a different path in the first field - Select Output Folder & Start Page.
Oops! Sorry Peter. Even though you are just up the road I didn't see you there.
Thank you for your help, i tried to chaneg the output path but i got the same message, i think it is something in the contents of the wrod document itself as i am able to generate output for other projects.
Do anybody knows what can cause this to happen?
Was the new folder to which you generated local or on the network?
I think you are using RH for Word and it is OK for that to run the projects on a network. It is only RH HTML that uses the CPD file and that is what gives network issues. However, I would still try generating locally to see if it does make a difference.
If that is what you are doing, create a copy of the project and then try using build tags to exclude half your output. If it still fails, exclude half of what is left and continue until it hopefully builds. That will hopefully identify the errant topic.
The other approach is with RH closed, trash the RTF files. On reopening RH it will rebuild them and that may fix the problem. On balance I would try that first.
I tried to trash the rtf files and it didn't work, do we know the any known reasons why the RH fail to generate output?
BTW. all my work is no my local drive, i am using the following appraoch to create my project:
1. Open RoboHelp
2. Chosse to create a new project.
3. Choose WebHelp
4. Import a word file after the project opens
We don't know the reason so if trashing the RTF didn't help, you will have to trash half the topics as suggested until you identify something.
What happens if you create a new project and create a few topics in that? Can you generate webhelp from there? Or you could try generating one of the supplied sample projects.