6 Replies Latest reply on Feb 22, 2012 6:02 AM by Peter Grainge

    Upgrade from RoboHelp x5 to RoboHelp 9

    RoboFan

      Looking for advice/tips regarding a potential upgrade from RoboHelp x5 to RoboHelp 9.

       

      Currently:

      • 3-client RoboHelp x5 / 1-server RoboSource Control v2.3 (the version included with RoboHelp x5) environment
      • all 4 machines run WinXP SP3
      • 16 projects (a couple with over a thousand topics, most with hundreds of topics)
      • all projects are under version control 
      • general project feature use:
        • substantial use of drop-down links for text and images
        • some use of jump links
        • otherwise standard feature use (images, hyperlinks, CSS, topic templates)
      • primary publish formats: .chm and printed doc (via MS Word 2003, the newest version that'll work with RH x5)

       

      Projected upgrade path:

      1. replace all client/author WinXP machines with Win7 64-bit machines
      2. install RH 9 on new Win7 64-bit machines
      3. retain current WinXP SP3 RoboSource Control server machine
      4. uninstall RH x5 / RSC v2.3 from WinXP SP3 RoboSource Control server machine
      5. install RH 9 / RSC v3.1 on WinXP SP3 RoboSource Control server machine
      6. connect to existing version control databases via RSC 3.1
      7. create project working folders on all client/author RH 9 Win7 64-bit machines

       

       

      Thoughts, issues, concerns, advice?