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Community Beginner ,
Jan 26, 2024 Jan 26, 2024

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I have 6 RH2022.3.93 projects that are independent of each other. Not 1 project with 6 sub-projects - 6 separete .rhpj files.
Also, only generate PDFs currently, no online content - old school.
Company now wants to create a RH website project with 1 home page listing all 6 projects as hyperlinks.
I know I can create a Frameless output preset for each of my 6 .rhpj projects, but how do I tie all 6 together?
Any suggestions/ideas would be greatly appreciated.

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Community Expert ,
Jan 27, 2024 Jan 27, 2024

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Two options.

 

Create a further project with one topic that has links to the outputs from the six projects you have.

 

Create a merged help setup. That would also require a further project known as the parent with the existing projects being the child projects. See Merged Help (grainge.org)

 

Which is right for you will depend on how each project relates to the other. The first solution means search, index and so on will remain separate. Merged help will mean that to the end user it appears to be one project. The search and so on would work across all the projects. The TOC can initially just show the six child project so that each then expands or it can be set up to show more. Again, that is up to how you want to present the content.

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Community Beginner ,
Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Thank you Peter for your repy and suggestions. I'm going to try the first option. 

 

I created a new project with one topic, but confused on which file do I link to?

 

When I linked to a htm page from one of the six projects, just that htm file appears.

 

How do I link to one of the six projects so that entire project's structure (TOC) appears?

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Jan 30, 2024 Jan 30, 2024

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Without checking, I'm pretty sure it's explained in the merged project page I linked you to.

 

In the parent intead of setting up a topic in that project as the default, you point to whichever child has the topic you want to be the default topic when the help is opened. In the output, RoboHelp will then use whatever has been set up as the default topic.

 

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This is already set up in the demo that you can download. 🙂

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Feb 04, 2024 Feb 04, 2024

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If you are using the first option, you will need to manually create the link to the index.htm file for each PUBLISH location. The links will always point to the content on the webserver. For example if you will publish each project to www.mysite.com  you will need to create links something like the following:

 

www.mysite.com/project1/index.htm  

www.mysite.com/project2/index.htm 

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