Is there a trick to prevent "popup window topics" from
appearing in RH7 WebHelp's Search results? I have several topics
that contain popup windows with data relating to the topic. I do
not want the popup topic to appear in Search results. Thank you,
I'm not sure if upgrading to RoboHelp 8 is an option. If so,
this is stupid simple in RoboHelp 8. You just right-click the
topics you want to hide from the search and choose Properties. Then
click the General tab and place a check mark in the check box to
exclude the topics from search.
If you are sticking with version 7 for a while you have a
couple of options.
Generate twice to two different locations. The first
generation is a full generation. The second pass through you would
have the unwanted popup topics tagged with a Conditional Build Tag
so they don't appear in the output. You would then copy the search
bits of the second project so they overwrite the search bits of the
I know, messy huh?
The next option is even messier. You leave the topics in the
project then rename them behind RoboHelp's back so it thinks they
have gone missing. Usually you rename to .XHTM. You then add them
back into the appropriate locations as Baggage files and amend any
links so they point to the .XHTM files.
Upgrading to version 8 is the simplest approach (if you can).