Re: Unable to import Robohelp HTML files when using source control

Subject: Re: Unable to import Robohelp HTML files when using source control
From: Rick Stone <rstone75 -at- kc -dot- rr -dot- com>
To: amyg -at- grammatech -dot- com
Date: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 14:09:45 -0600

Hi all

Just speculating out loud here. But maybe the following is a factor. I
know that with RoboHelp, things are project specific. I could see this
being an issue with source control.

Many operations in RoboHelp will affect nearly all the project files.
For example, adding a folder and creating new topics. As source control
provides the whole "traffic cop/librarian" functionality, it makes sense
to me that when working with RoboHelp, only the files you are working
with are unlocked. (Bear with me here, I'm trying to get to the point.)

Assume three authors are working on a project. Author A has the project
open and is editing content in topic X. Author B opens the project,
creates a folder and adds a file. I could fathom that Author A doesn't
see the folder or topic. After all, their local copy of the project is
unaware of it. I would think Author A would need to close and re-open
the project to see the latest and greatest. Or possibly open the project
and perform a "Get latest version" of all files in order to sync
everything up.

Again, just some thinking out loud on the issue. Hopefully it's not
"stinkin thinkin". ;)

Cheers... Rick :)

Amy Gale wrote:
> Deborah Slutzky wrote:
>
>> Yes, I go through the process without obvious problems, but the file is
>> not put into my project.
>> I receive no error message of any kind.
>>
>>
>
> Sometimes - for reasons I don't fully understand - RH seems to "forget"
> to write out information about added .html files to the relevant .fpj
> files, so the information is lost.
>
> To get around this, try editing the relevant .fpj file directly.
>
> To add newfile.html to your project:
>
> * IF newfile.html is in a folder that is already in your project, do
> the following (where fname/ is the folder containing newfile.html).
>
> - use a text editor to open fname/fname.fpj
> (unless it newfile.html is in the root directory of your project,
> in which case open root.fpj)
>
> - add a new sub-element to the <topics> ... </topics> element:
> <topic>
> <name>newfile.html</name>
> <comments></comments>
> <frameset>0</frameset>
> </topic>
>
> - save the file
> - leave it open (so you can re-save if RH tries to resist)
> - open your project in RH. The file should show up under the correct
> folder.
>
>
> * ELSE try to use the RH GUI to add the folder.
>
> - IF this is successful, go through the steps outlined above.
> Note that you will need to replace <topics/> with
> <topics>
> <topic>
> <name>newfile.html</name>
> <comments></comments>
> <frameset>0</frameset>
> </topic>
> </topics>
>
> - ELSE
> ~ use a text editor to open parent.fpj, where parent/ is the
> folder containing fname/
> (if fname/ is a child of the root directory of your project,
> open root.fpj)
>
> ~ add a new sub-element to the <folders> ... </folders> element:
> <folder>
> <name>fname</name>
> </folder>
> If the element was previously empty (<folders/>) you will need
> to expand it.
>
> ~ save the file
>
> ~ create new file in fname/fname.fpj with the following contents:
> <?xml version="1.0" encoding="windows-1252"?>
> <rhpml majorversion="1" minorversion="0">
> <folders/>
> <topics>
> <topic>
> <name>newfile.html</name>
> <comments></comments>
> <frameset>0</frameset>
> </topic>
> </topics>
> </rhpml>
>
> ~ save the file, open your project in RH, make sure everything is ok.
>
> (phew)
> A
>
>
>
>
>
>
>
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References:
Unable to import Robohelp HTML files when using source control: From: Deborah Slutzky
Re: Unable to import Robohelp HTML files when using source control: From: Amy Gale
RE: Unable to import Robohelp HTML files when using source control: From: Deborah Slutzky
Re: Unable to import Robohelp HTML files when using source control: From: Amy Gale

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