RoboHelp 2019: Relative output paths for HTML5

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Mar 23, 2020 Mar 23, 2020

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Our RoboHelp project is under source control and ideally we would like our generated output to appear in a folder relative to where the .rhproj file is located. Robohelp 2019 does not allow relative paths, which is a pain if multiple writers are working on the project (they have their own copies, and the project is under source control).

 

Any workarounds other than a directory symbolic link?

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Adobe Community Professional , Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020
Project Name Folder     Project Files     Output Files (With sub folders for each output type) That keeps everything for one project in one place.

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Mar 24, 2020 Mar 24, 2020

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Project Name Folder

    Project Files

    Output Files (With sub folders for each output type)

 

That keeps everything for one project in one place.

Please use the Blue reply button at the top to help me help you. The black Reply link nests replies and they sort out of order.

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Mar 25, 2020 Mar 25, 2020

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Sorry, I am not understanding what you are telling me. As I said, we want to use Git to store our project.

If user Kevin checks out the project to eg: C:\Users\Kevin\Help\PROJECT-NAME, and a second user Bob on a different machine checks out the project to eg. C:\Users\Bob\Help\PROJECT-NAME, and the folder structure under "PROJECT-NAME" is specified like you say, does that not require a relative path to refer to "Output Files\type" ?

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Mar 26, 2020 Mar 26, 2020

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No, what Peter is saying is that everyone who checks out the project will put it in the same relative location (NOT employing their unique user name) like:
C:\Projects\<project_name_that_is_consistant_with_all_users>\<project_files>\ and \<output_files>\

Doing it this way ensures that if anyone does any links to anything inside that <project_name> folder, they continue to work across all users and outputs. 

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Mar 03, 2021 Mar 03, 2021

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I have the same problem.  I am going to post a new topic against this with a more includsive title. 

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