How to re-use topics from another help project? (Creating a library of shared topics)
2 years ago
Does HelpSmith provide the capability to re-use topics from another help project file (.HSM)?
For example, while working on a specific user manual, I would like to have the possibility to include a topic written for another manual.
Also, it would be useful to have the possibility to create a library of shared topics that could be added into a specific help file.
You can use the Project Merge feature (File|Merge) to import topics from another help project file (.HSM).
Please note that Project Merge allows you to import topics by using different modes:
For example, you can use the "Replace by Context" mode when you need to update an existing topic in the current help project by importing it from the "library" help project.
For more details, you can visit:
When you create a library help project with shared topics, it is recommended to allocate a special range of Context values.
In the library help project, you can assign topics' Context identifiers starting from a big value like 5000.
This approach will help you: