In my own opinion, the fastest way would be to use Windows Explorer to copy the project folder. Then open the project in the new location and click File > Rename Project.
From there, you simply tweak it.
However, if it's just a few words here and there in topics, you might want to keep it all in a single project and use Variables along with Conditional Build Tags and Conditional Build Expressions to control what goes into the output.
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Following your first suggestion, this is what I did:
Opened project I want to copy.
Select all, copy all.
This is where I get lost. I still need the original project. If I rename
don't I lose the original project???
Okay, I'll try again and type it slower.
When I advised to copy the project using Windows Explorer, I made an assumption. My bad. The assumption was that you would know that if you copy a project there are actually two operations. Copy the project and Paste it somewhere else. Sorry, I assumed you would know you needed to paste, THEN use RoboHelp to open the project from the new location and rename from there.
To rename, you do it from inside RoboHelp. So you first open the copied project, then from inside RoboHelp you click File > Rename Project.
Does that make better sense?
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okay that's helpful. I wondered where to paste the project copy.
So when I pasted I created a folder to put the files in, called Test Copy. Then I opened the fpj file within the Test Copy folder to open up RH. Then I went to Explore, tried to rename TEst Copy and I got an error message, saying the file was being used. Close the file and try again. Oh I'm confused.
1. In Windows Explorer, find your project.
2. Copy & paste the entire project folder to another location on your C:\ drive. Call it whatever the new project is going be named.
3. Open the copied project's .xpj file - RH should launch.
4. Use the menu item (File > Rename Project) within RH to rename the project.
Use the menu item (File > Rename Project) within RH to rename the project.
don't you need to go to Explore first in order to get to the File > Rename Project menu?
Jeff has given you good instructions. If by following what Jeff has said you see the option he has described, why not try following what he has told you?
Earlier on you mentioned opening an FPJ file, I trust you meant XPJ as you should not be messing about with with FPJ files.
I'm struggling to even think how you could rename a project the way you are describing.
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got it. You do need to expand the File menu to have Rename Project pop up.