Upgrade from 9 to 11

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May 19, 2014 May 19, 2014

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My department is upgrading two of seven RBH 9 licenses. If I open a RBH 9 project, does it convert it so those still on 9 can't open it?

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LEGEND , May 19, 2014 May 19, 2014
The short answer is yes it does. However provided you don't use any of the RH functionality from RH10 or RH11 you can get around this. Each time someone wants to open a project in RH9 that has been opened in a newer version:Open the projectname.xpj file in NotepadLook for the line that looks like <rhpml majorversion="6" minorversion="0">Change it from <rhpml majorversion="6" minorversion="0"> to <rhpml majorversion="4" minorversion="0">Save the file.Delete the projectname.cpd fileYou should now ...

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The short answer is yes it does. However provided you don't use any of the RH functionality from RH10 or RH11 you can get around this. Each time someone wants to open a project in RH9 that has been opened in a newer version:

  1. Open the projectname.xpj file in Notepad
  2. Look for the line that looks like <rhpml majorversion="6" minorversion="0">
  3. Change it from <rhpml majorversion="6" minorversion="0"> to <rhpml majorversion="4" minorversion="0">
  4. Save the file.
  5. Delete the projectname.cpd file

You should now be able to open the project in RH9. However it may be easier just to upgrade all your RH9 licences 🙂

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Thanks for answering so quickly! I didn't know about this work around.

You're absolutely correct. It would be easier. But management only approved two, so...

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If I can add an addendum to my previous answer, the "majorversion=" parameter refers to the major RoboHelp version (e.g. RH 9). The minorversion= may be set to another numeric value if you have installed a patch to a major version. Best look at the settings on your RH9 projects and use the settings from that.

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Thanks again. I'll certainly do so.

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