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RH10: Importing/Renaming File Creates Recursive Bookmarks?

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Hi, all,

I'm trying to rename files in RoboHelp HTML 10. I select the file in the topic list, right click, select Properties, and change the file name on the General tab. After clicking OK, the Output view displays and shows the progress.

However, this seems to create an infinite loop as the rename process somehow creates a bookmark over and over recursively. For example, foo.htm#bar becomes foo.htm#bar#bar, foo.htm#bar#bar#bar, foo.htm#bar#bar#bar, etc., quickly exceeding RoboHelp's limits on file names. The same thing happens when renaming the file external to RoboHelp and importing it.

The project is in version control, and the topic in quesion has snippets and hyperlinks that refer to a bookmark in that snippet (e.g., href="#bar").

Is there any solution to avoid this from happening? Here's a screenshot of the end result of an import.

fileaddrecursion.PNG

Thanks in advance.

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RH10: Importing/Renaming File Creates Recursive Bookmarks?

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Hi, all,

I'm trying to rename files in RoboHelp HTML 10. I select the file in the topic list, right click, select Properties, and change the file name on the General tab. After clicking OK, the Output view displays and shows the progress.

However, this seems to create an infinite loop as the rename process somehow creates a bookmark over and over recursively. For example, foo.htm#bar becomes foo.htm#bar#bar, foo.htm#bar#bar#bar, foo.htm#bar#bar#bar, etc., quickly exceeding RoboHelp's limits on file names. The same thing happens when renaming the file external to RoboHelp and importing it.

The project is in version control, and the topic in quesion has snippets and hyperlinks that refer to a bookmark in that snippet (e.g., href="#bar").

Is there any solution to avoid this from happening? Here's a screenshot of the end result of an import.

fileaddrecursion.PNG

Thanks in advance.

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I have never seen Rh do that or seen any reports. I am inclined to think it is something to do with your source control.

Open one of the sample projects and see what happens there when you perform the same steps. Click Open on the RoboHelp Starter page and then click Samples in the ribbon on the left.


See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

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Thank you. I tried the import in a sample project, and it worked as expected. I removed the problem project from version control and it worked as expected.

Looks like this is an issue with using SharePoint as a version control platform.

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I have moved the thread to the Source Control category in the hope someone can help you there.


See www.grainge.org for RoboHelp and Authoring tips

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Perhaps try checking out the entire project before renaming a topic? I haven't ever used Sharepoint as source control, though, so if might have some strange quirks...

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