Is there any way to optimize the HTML5 output generation?

Explorer ,
Oct 22, 2019

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We use Robohelp Classic and our main project is very large with maybe close to 2000 topics. It grows gradually as we add more content, but it used to take maybe 15-20 minutes to generate the project in HTML5. Now it takes closer to an hour, and it seems to get worse all the time. Is there any way to cut the generation time down? It's getting to be difficult to work around.

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Is there any way to optimize the HTML5 output generation?

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We use Robohelp Classic and our main project is very large with maybe close to 2000 topics. It grows gradually as we add more content, but it used to take maybe 15-20 minutes to generate the project in HTML5. Now it takes closer to an hour, and it seems to get worse all the time. Is there any way to cut the generation time down? It's getting to be difficult to work around.

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See if deleting the cpd file helps. I have no idea if it affects the compile time, but I've noticed it grows and grows and grows. (Ignore this advice if you have the setting to clear the project cache selected, as this deletes the cpd each time you open the project.)

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Explorer ,
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That didn't seem to help. Looking at the log, it says at one point:

 

     Finished preparing in 2695 sec(s)

 

So basically 45 minutes of "preparing." Does anyone know what that process entails?

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Is the project on a local drive or a network drive? If the latter, try moving it locally.

 

If local, is it in My RoboHelp Projects or is the folder deeply buried? Try C:\ProjectName.

 

Have IT changed the AV or backup setup?

 

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If nothing of the above helps, you might want to consider to split up your project into several projects and create a merged help out of them. This would also mean that, after having set it all up properly, you only need to output the project(s) that have changed recently, not the 2000 files you are having now. 

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I agree it might change things but 2,000 topics is not so big it should take that long.


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