Can you give us some more info? O/S you're running this one; the location of the project; any source control happening?
Ooh. Yeh. Sorry for not supplying this info initially.
- My O/S is Windows XP.
- My project resides locally on my laptop.
- Currently, there is no source-control involvement.
Is the project located in a short path location like c:\projects ? Have you got the project set to delete the CPD file upon start up?
Thanks for taking a stab at my problem.
My project is in a somewhat long path location: C:\Documents and Settings\myName\My Documents\My RoboHelp Projects\projectX_RoboHelp_files.
And currently I do not have the project configured to delete the .cpd file upon startup.
Should I have a short path location for my project? And should I set my project to delete that .cpd on startup? I'm a relative newcomer to RH. So perhaps I missed these best practices tips somewhere along the way.
Yes what Jeff is suggesting is trying a shorter path. Just copy the project from where it is to C:\MyProject and see if that fixes the problem.
As to deleting the CPD every time, some do, some don't. It used to lose some information but things were changed and now it is OK to delete it every time. Do not delete the XPJ file though, that will mess up your project. See Opening Projects on my site.
See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips
Great. I'll give that a shot.Plus, I'll check out your info about opening projects.
Thanks for your help, Peter and Jeff.
Just providing some follow-up...
Since switching to a shorter path and selecting the option to delete the CPD on startup, I haven't experienced a recurrence of the problem.
Thanks again for the help.