I ran the Glossary hotspot wizard on a large project and now
wish I hadn't. The format change is the biggest issue, and I saw
that question isn't yet answered.
Is there a way to remove all hotspots in "one fell swoop" and
not via the wizard, going to thru page after page? At least, is
there a file I can edit (looked in a few after updating hotspots;
only the CPD file appeared altered)?
I'm afraid not. The wizzard adds a DHTML expanding hotspot
for each instance and as such can't be removed without manually
removing these from each topic. It is often better to take a backup
of the project before using the glossary wizzard to enable you to
go back easily should you want to.
In addition to what Colum offered, I'll also offer this. If
you are using RoboHelp version 8 it will be simple. Just delete the
terms from the Glossary Designer. The expanding hotspots will still
exist in your topics but RoboHelp 8 does something cool. If the
terms have been removed from the Glossary, there will be no
hotspots in the output.
Aside from that, if you are using an older version of
RoboHelp, try running the wizard again and choose the option to
"Confirm adding definitions for each topic". You will then be
offered a dialog allowing you to selectively choose which terms to
add or remove. If you have many terms, there are buttons allowing
you to easily select all terms or to clear all terms.