3 Replies Latest reply on Apr 22, 2011 2:05 PM by Peter Grainge

    Merging child projects RH9

    namedujour Level 1

      I'm so confused right now that I don't want to look to see if there's an open topic because just one more piece of extraneous information will tank me.

       

      I have studied the topic at http://www.grainge.org/pages/authoring/merging_webhelp/merging_method_rh8.htm, but I couldn't make it work and the words are swimming.

       

      I used to do this on RH6 without even thinking two years ago, but I can't remember how I did it. What I remember is being told that all projects had to live on the C:\ drive, and publish to the server. You could not keep the project on the server and generate it there without experiencing problems (I don't recall what those were because I always obediently kept my projects on C:\).

       

      So I began with setting Output to C:\Robohelp\Parent\!SSL!\WebHelp\_START_Parent.htm. I published it to F:\Policies\Published\ where it dumped the files at the root. I also tried creating "Parent" directories and publishing to F:\Policies\Published\Parent\_START_Parent.htm.I've tried other things as well, but if I'd love to know the correct path before moving on to the child project, since nothing worked. Has it changed? Do you maintain the projects on the server now?

       

      I tried to recreate the nested hierachy suggested in the topic:

       

      Parent

      Project

           Child_1

           Child_2

       

      But I'm not sure if that hierachy is for the Output path or the Published path because nothing seemed to work. That's my first question. Are we building that structure on the C:\ Drive (Output) or on the F:\ (Published Destination), or both?

       

      So I set up the child project as C:\Robohelp\Project\Child1\!SSL!\WebHelp\_START_Child1.htm, and compiled. I published it to

      F:\Policies\Published\

      F:\Policies\Published\Projects

      F:\Policies\Published\Child1

      F:\Policies\Published\mergedProjects

      F:\Policies\Published\Parent\

      F:\Policies\Published\Parent\\!SSL!\WebHelp\mergedProjects

       

      I changed the link on the "merged" icon many, many times. Nothing worked. I don't know which paths are incorrect, in what combination, or if they all are.

       

      --- Has the source directory requirement changed? Do you maintain the projects on the server now?

      --- Are we building that structure on the C:\ Drive (Output) or on the F:\ (Published Destination), or both?

      --- How do you set up the Merge link?

       

      Please point me in the right direction. Thank you!