First, I'm sorry if I post this in the wrong category, but it seems the general RoboHelp category has been removed.
I recently upgraded from RoboHelp 11 to RoboHelp 2015 on my Windows 2008 computer. I installed the available updates, patch 2 I believe, so there are no updates that I'm currently missing.
I have converted my project, but when I started to work in RoboHelp I noticed that it responds very slowly. I'm really just trying to add new topics and edit existing ones; I haven't tried creating any output yet (normally, I would use the Microsoft HTML Help and WebHelp options). I have not experienced any problems with my projects before upgrading. It is the same size and saved in the same location as before.
So the slowliness I experience applies to pretty basic operations:
It just feels... slow, which I'm not at all used to.
Any suggestions or recommendations would be very appreciated. Thank you.
Annnnd lemme guess here and speculate wildly.
Your project is stored on a network drive?
If so, close the project, move it to your local C drive. (Preferably in a folder such as C:\Projects\YourProjectNameHere)
Thanks Rick, and I appreciate the irony... Guess I'm not the first one asking this question. Is it a new recommendation to store the project on the local drive since I haven't experienced these problems before?
I moved the .xpj file to my C: drive as you suggested. The only problem now is that the project is empty. No topics or books are in it. Do I have to move them to the same location too?!
Yep, the xpj just contains pointers to other content. The project is all files and folders.
Nope, recommendation isn't a new one. We have always recommended projects be stored locally. But recent versions of RoboHelp made some accommodations to allow some network usage. You just hit that spot where it once worked just dandy and now suddenly it's See RoboHelp. See RoboHelp Crawl.
Thank you for your time.
I moved the project files too, and everything is much faster and more responsive now.
Have a nice day!