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Import a Topic or Template from Another Help Project


1.On the File tab, click Merge.

2.Click Open Project.

3.In the Open Project dialog box, find and select the help project whose objects you want to import.

4.Click Open, then follow the instructions of the Project Merge wizard.

 

Select a Merge Mode for Topics and Templates


On the first step of the Project Merge wizard you can select topics and templates of the opened help project and specify a Merge Mode individually for each of them.

 

To select multiple items, you can click the items while holding down the CTRL key;

To select all items you can press Ctrl+A.

 

To apply a specific Merge Mode to multiple items:

1.Select the items you want.

2.In the Apply to Selected Items box, select the Merge Mode you want.

 

Merge Modes for a Help Topic


The Merge Modes available for a help topic are as follows:

Ignore - The topic will not be imported into the master help project.

Add as New - The topic will be imported and added into the master help project. In this case, HelpSmith may assign new Context Id and textual Id values to the imported topic if any of its original identifies already exist in the master help project.

Replace by Context - The imported topic will replace the topic with the same Context Id in the master help project. This Merge Mode is available for selection only when the corresponding Context Id exists in the master help project.

 

Merge Modes for a Topic Template


The Merge Modes available for a topic template are as follows:

Ignore - The template will not be imported into the master help project.

Add as New - The template will be imported and added into the master help project. In this case, HelpSmith may assign a new name to the imported topic if its original name already exists in the master help project.

Replace by Path - The imported template will replace the template with the same location in the master help project. This Merge Mode is available for selection only when the corresponding template location exists in the master help project.

 

Import Other Objects and Settings


On the second step of the Project Merge wizard you can specify whether you want to import other objects and settings such as:

Topic Statuses

Keywords (associated with imported topics)

A-Keywords (associated with imported topics)

User Variables

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See also


About Project Merge



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