RE: RoboHelp and VSS

Subject: RE: RoboHelp and VSS
From: Craig Haiss <craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com>
To: techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2009 13:15:20 -0800 (PST)

As Will mentioned, you have to be careful about checking multiple files in and out consistently, but the RoboHelp interface prompts you to do so. Such workflow policies are essential, especially in multi-author environments. However, RoboHelp and VSS seem to work together quite nicely if you uphold such policies.

Very infrequently I've seen RoboHelp get out of sync with VSS. However, I think regenerating the CPD file locally and then pulling down the latest files (memory is fuzzy here) fixed the issue.

Craig Haiss
craighaiss -at- yahoo -dot- com

What's your technical writing personality type?

--- On Mon, 1/26/09, Will Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com> wrote:

> From: Will Husa <will -dot- husa -at- 4techwriter -dot- com>
> Subject: RE: RoboHelp and VSS

> Ask yourself this, how many files are changed when you
> perform a typical
> RoboHelp build? You will need to check out EACH one of
> those files that
> will be changed so that you can check them back in.
>> hi there,
>> I'm wondering if anyone has experience using Visual
>> Source Safe for storage
>> of their RoboHelp projects. I use VSS for my Frame sources


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