Add a RoboHelp project to version control

note:    This topic focuses on adding a RoboHelp project to RoboSource Control. If you want to use SharePoint as your version control system, refer to Version control with Microsoft SharePoint.

When you add a RoboHelp project to version control, create a database connection when you first connect to RoboSource Control. RoboHelp uses this connection to access the database. See Adobe RoboSource Control Help for more information.

1)Open the project in RoboHelp HTML.

2)Choose Collaborate > Add To Version Control.

3)Select RoboSource Control and click OK.

4)If you are connecting to the RoboSource Control database for the first time from your computer, go to step 5 to create a connection. If you have connected previously, verify that the correct connection is selected in the Connection list. Then skip to step 9.

5)From the Connection list, select Create.

6)Do one of the following:

If the RoboSource Control Server software is on your computer, select the database connection from the list on the left

If the RoboSource Control Server is on a server, complete the following fields:

Connection Name

Enter any name to identify the database from RoboSource Control Client. If you want, you can use the database name.


Enter either the IP address or the unique name of the server on your local network.


Enter the name of the database exactly as you entered it in the Create Database dialog box.

7)Click Create And Connect.

8)Connect to RoboSource Control.

9)In the Configure Source Control dialog box, click the Browse button next to the Root Path field.

10)If prompted, enter the same password that you entered to log in.

11)note:    When the Login dialog box is hidden behind the RoboHelp window, your screen appears to be frozen. Use Alt+Tab to view the Login dialog box.

12)Click the root node $ to select it, click OK, and then click Yes in the displayed message.

All your RoboHelp project files are now copied to the server-based database, and all the files are flagged as checked out to you. When you close the project, you are prompted to check the files into the database. If you answer Yes, all the files are checked in.

note:   An additional File Status pod is displayed in the RoboHelp user interface. This pod lists all the project files that are under version control and the status of each (checked in or out). Further documen­tation is installed with RoboSource Control. This help file is accessed from within the RoboSource Control Explorer application.

September 30, 2016

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