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Hello, I'm managing a merged chm project. After every modification in a subproject, I have to manually copy the resulting chm file in the asset directory of the main project
I was just wondering if it was a good idee to use the asset directory of the main project as the output location of the subprojects. In that case I do not have to copy manually the chm files after every compilation.
best regards, Olivier
I don't think you can set that as the target, I would need to check. However, I have covered what to do in my page on 2019 merging. Create a folder outside all the projects and use that as the target.
that is indeed the default way RH is working. I'm curious, as this would spare me some repetitive tasks after every compilation in the subprojects
There are two ways to handle this.
2. Another and a better way is to create Publish profile of "FileSytem" type. In this you can specify where to publish/copy the output. And you can run it whenever you think your output is ready to be copied.
Hope this is helpful.
Wow Vivek, this looks smart. I'll try the easiest option immediately, let you know
Surely it's easiest to just generate all the CHMs to one folder. No further action required.
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Let's say there is a parent and four children, five projects in all.
Whichever way you work, to get the copy CHM that is in Assets you have to generate somewhere.
Generate all five projects to different folders. You then have to get all five CHMs into one folder. That requires the additional steps that Vivek has outlined and an additional folder for every project.
Generate all five projects to one folder. Job done. Surely that has to be the easiest solution and the one I would describe as smart.
The fact that RoboHelp is creating a copy in Assets is a hangover from how things were done in Classic and was the cause of confusion.
I think Peter your answer makes sense. use the same output directory for main and subprojects. stupid of me. thank you