Linking options for Word documents
For linking Word documents to a RoboHelp project, you can
specify one of the following options in the Import tab of project
settings (File > Project Settings):
- Create A
- You create a reference to an external Word document. In this
case, the source Word document is not copied into the RoboHelp project folder.
It remains outside the project. You can edit and update the Word document
independently in Word. Later, in RoboHelp, you can update the topics generated
from the linked document.
Use the linking by reference option
to bring in content that is shared across multiple projects. Because
only a single copy of the document exists, any change in the source
document is reflected in all projects to which this document is linked.
- Create A Copy And Link
- You create a copy of the source document and link to the
RoboHelp project. In this case, a copy of the source document is
copied into the RoboHelp project and is visible in the Project Manager
pod. You can edit and update the Word copy without affecting the
source document. You update the topics generated from the copied
Word document whenever you edit the document.
Use the Create
A Copy And Link option to maintain the Word document in RoboHelp,
and restrict access to the source document and allow editing only
in the copy available in the RoboHelp project. For example, if you
want to bring in content from a static Word document, link the document
by copying it to the RoboHelp project.
Note: This option is available
only when you link Word documents. When you import a Word document,
RoboHelp does not keep any link to the source Word document.