I think you should try to apply Conditional Built Tags on the Snippet or a part of it (See -http://help.adobe.com/en_US/robohelp/robohtml/WS363D975C-D8A8-4bec-A973-21CC7EC4FC9F.html) . You can Apply CBT to Snippet instance, generate different outputs for two places of the software. You can refine it further as per your need.
No good. The topics involved will be part of the same output, so unless there is a method under which you can generate topics using different conditional expressions in the same output, this won't work.
1 person found this helpful
If I'm understanding this correctly, what you are looking for would be something along the lines of a "Topic" variable, no? For example, you want one snippet that is used in many places. But in Topic A, the snippet has a word or phrase that is unique. Topic B will use a different word or phrase while most of the snippet remains intact. Does this sound like I'm understanding the issue?
RoboHelp does offer a Variables functionality, but typically it's used on a "per project" basis. Meaning that any topic (or snippet) referencing a specific variable will always present the same variable. For example, Company Name. You could have several topics where the name of the company is inserted via a variable. That way, down the line when the name changes, you only change the variable and like topics using Snippets, anywhere the variable is used it presents the new value.
Hopefully this helps... Rick
Helpful and Handy Links